Natural Flu and Immunity Tips for prevention.
Lets face it; viruses and bacteria are everywhere. This is something to consider when you visit your local salad bar, dine out, hit the gym and more. Washing your hands (best to use soap and water not wipes), cleaning your cell phones and getting plenty of rest are vital this time of year.
Additional lifestyle tips would be to reduce your toxic load and toxic thoughts. What you think, what you apply on your body and what you ingest. 🙂
It is likely that you or a close family member has been plagued with a cold or the flu.
Fire Cider, is the new secret weapon for colds and flu prevention.
Most people, take their morning lemon elixir for immunity boost. Well, Fire Cider has the extra kick you need to boost your immune system and reduce inflammation naturally.
The Key ingredients:
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar: Contains positive friendly strains of bacteria. This is considered a natural probiotic and gut cleanser. We use Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother) in salad dressings, soup recipes, a bath soak and morning elixirs.
Apple cider vinegar improves insulin sensitivity by over 30%, meaning it helps with blood glucose levels.
Use 16 oz. of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar.
White Onion: 1/2 diced white onion. White onion is a bacteria magnet (raw is best).
Jalapeno: Use 1 whole jalapeño diced. Considered to kill bad bugs and increases circulation.
Garlic: 1/4 cup crushed garlic cloves. Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial. Great for cold and flu season.
Ginger: 1/2 cup diced and peeled ginger. Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and gets your hydrochloric acid going (preparing your digestive system to break down food and cause the release of digestive enzymes). Helps with absorption and assimilation of nutrients.
Turmeric: 1/2 cup peeled and diced. Slashes cellular inflammation.
Horseradish: 3/4 c. peeled and shredded horseradish root. Regulates fluid between our cell membrane which is part of a well functioning immune system. Killing bad bacteria , bringing in good bacteria and slashing inflammation.
Lemon: Use 2 organic lemons, juiced and use the lemon peel to zest.
Manuka Honey: 1 teaspoon to taste. Use this once your recipe is ready to be consumed. Contains bio-active enzymes and anti-bacterial.
Take all the ingredients listed above and mash all ingredients together in a glass mason jar. Top off with Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. This is similar to making Kombucha. *Use a wooden spoon or muddle.
Let this concoction sit on your counter for two weeks minimum for nutrient density benefits. You can keep it on your counter for 2-4 weeks. Once strained, place mason jar with clean liquid and refrigerate.
Start off by taking 1 TBSP daily and work up to 3 TBSP mixed with 6 oz. of water.
For the busy person and not to fuss with this recipe person you can purchase Fire Cider on Amazon. This is the brand I have tried and trust. The only difference is, it does not contain lemon nor manuka honey. It contains, oranges and regular honey.
Have you tried Fire Cider or made your own?