It’s that time of the year. Wintertime. It’s freezing out, snow is falling, and the colds are all around. I used to be the person that was sick multiple times in a winter. I always had that nagging cough that never seemed to go away until the weather warmed up. Once I changed my lifestyle to lead a healthier life, I found this drastically changed.
Since I have been eating healthy, whole, real foods, and exercising regularly, I find I very rarely get sick. While I wish I never got sick, none of us are super human so it happens! I caught a cold last weekend- sore throat, stuffy nose, the cough. It was all there. While you can quickly turn to medicine- I like to get rid of a sore throat naturally.
Plus I don’t like putting something in my body that says take 2 every 4 hours but do not exceed 8 in 24 hours or severe liver damage may happen. WHAT!? No. I want to take 0 of those!
So here is what I do to get rid of a sore throat naturally (the cough, stuffiness, the whole thing!)
1 mug of warm water
1/2 Tbsp organic honey (if you can, local honey also helps with allergies, but when you are in a bind- use what you can!)
1/2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Add the ingredients to the water, mix and enjoy!! Do this 3 times a day to kick your cold!
-Honey is anti-bacterial, helps fight infections and soothes your throat. (Yes I know local is best but when someone else is nice enough to go get it for me, I’m not complaining)
-Apple Cider Vinegar, though it may smell kinda weird, has sooo many health benefits plus it thins mucus and kills bacteria.
-Lemon gives you vitamin c, and helps flush toxins out of your body.
-Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and posses anti-oxidant properties.
It makes for a yummy tea!
**Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. This is what I do to cure my cold.