Dealing with a pesky cold can be a frustrating experience. The runny nose, watery eyes, and sore throat can put a damper on your day, making you feel downright awful. Although the common cold typically runs its course, it’s always best to take preventative measures. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial, but did you know that incorporating superfoods into your diet can give your immune system the boost it needs to fight off sickness? That’s where the powerful combination of ginger and turmeric comes in.
Ginger has long been revered for its health benefits, from alleviating a sore throat to reducing inflammation. Although inflammation may not seem serious, it can contribute to major health issues. So, it’s worth adding ginger to your diet. Additionally, ginger contains Leucine, a nutrient that can aid in muscle strengthening and gradually lower soreness caused by exercise.
But wait, there’s more! Ginger is also known to aid in vertigo and motion sickness, while lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Turmeric is another spice with impressive health benefits. It can help alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, decrease the damaging effects of lupus on the kidneys, and may even reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
So, what do you need to make this powerful superfood combination?
Two to three ginger roots, two lemons, 4 inches of turmeric root (or 1/4 cup fresh or 2 tbsp powder), and honey (preferably raw).
Here’s how to make it:
- Chop up the ginger, turmeric, and lemons into small pieces, either separately or together.
- Put the chopped ingredients into a sealable container and add honey, allowing it to coat all the pieces. Alternatively, skip the honey and add hot water instead, letting it sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Place the container in the fridge to cool.
- Once chilled, pour the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
Not only is this superfood blend tasty, but it can also help keep you healthy and feeling your best. So, give it a try and see how it can benefit you!