Immune Boosting Trio to Fight Cold Season.
1) Fire Cider
Stop a cold in its track with this powerful "herbal tonic" that will boost your immune, circulatory, and digestive systems. Take 1-2 tbsp daily especially when you feel a cold coming on or even to help cure a hangover!
Dice up 1/2 onion
2-3 garlic cloves
1 medium shallot
1 handful of mint leaves
small piece of ginger, horseradish, & Tumeric (peeled then diced)
Add Ingredients to a small pot along with 1/2 C apple cider vinegar, splash lime juice, zest of lime, and 2 tbsp honey
Bring to a simmer then let cool
Store in a glass mason jar in the fridge
Easy hack: throw all ingredients in a blender instead!
Recipe adapted by: Cameron Gardner
2) Bone Broth Soup
It is important that you find local, grass fed bones from properly raised animals. Bone broth is rich in minerals that support the immune system and are a great source of protein, collagen, gelatin, and glycine to help heal the gut and give your skin a healthy glow. These are also the raw materials the body uses to strengthen our bones and keep your joints healthy. Marrow is packed with healthy fats & nutrients that we don't normally get.
Bone broth is delicious, nutritious, and surprisingly easy to make! You can drink it straight up, make delicious soup, use in recipes or sauces, or even replace your usual cooking fat with broth for sautéing!
The best way to use it to fight a cold is to make some soup.
Here is a simple recipe to get started:
Grass fed Beef Bones
4 Celery Stalks
1 Garlic clove
1 Tbsp thyme
Grated ginger & tumeric
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
First, I roasted the bones in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes.
While the bones are cooking, dice up all your veggies and get a big pot ready
Add bones into the pot and fill with cool water and vinegar and let sit for 20 minutes
Add in your veggies and bring to a boil (or if your using a crock pot just throw all the ingredients in there and slow cook for 12 hours)
After you reach a boil, let simmer for 8-10 hours
Note: The longer you let it go the more nutrients get extracted. 6 hours minimum to 48 hour max.
3) Hot Tea with lemon & ginger