Winter is no doubt upon us, and right along with it comes so many beautiful things to appreciate and look forward to, such as the family get-together, delicious meals, lovely gifts, and for many commemorating the Savior’s birth. For some reason, around this time of year, people seem happier, kinder and exhibit more love for each other. One cannot help but be on their very best behavior. Additionally, we cannot wait for the snowy days to get outside and have some cold fun for those of us who are young at heart. Children especially look forward to this. My son cannot wait to make snow angels and throw snowballs at his sister. And I cannot wait to capture every moment.
However, this beautiful and much celebrated season does not come without a few challenges. Some days can be pretty icky. In the United States, Fall and Winter is also flu season. So even though the influenza virus spreads year-round, flu activities peak between December and February and even up to May. Unfortunately, infection, hospitalization, and death occur as a result.
So while we make plans to celebrate, we must take the time to nourish and strengthen our bodies so that we can fight off the dreaded flu. To do this, we must boost our immune systems. Therefore, nutrition is critical, and we have to eat more natural foods. In addition, we have to ensure that we intake an adequate amount of vitamin C, and our citrus foods can do just that for us. You can also take supplements to boost your immunity, but this alone will not provide you with all the protection you need unless you take the necessary steps by eating a healthy diet.
There are also natural teas and remedies. The Flu Bomb is an excellent natural remedy. You can use everyday things in your kitchen that you use to prepare your meals. If you do not have the ingredients, you can pick them up at any supermarket.
Do not wait until you become sick; begin taking steps to fight off the flu. So would you please try this recipe and share it with your family and friends?
Super Flu Bomb Recipe
6″ turmeric root (3 tablespoons turmeric powder)
6 ” ginger root(3 tablespoons ginger root powder)
10 cloves garlic
2 medium onions
Juice of 6 lemons (12 tablespoons lemon juice)
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
2 cups boiled water
5 tablespoon honey (optional)
Blend all ingredients in 2 cups of warm water and leave for 40 minutes on the counter. You can strain if pulps are not finely or smoothly blended.
Place in a mason jar and store in the refrigerator. Take 3 to 4 tablespoons every 15 minutes while symptoms persist. Continue to take 2-3 times daily one to two weeks after symptoms cease. Otherwise, use it daily to avoid getting the flu.
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