Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season- How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar To Help Your Family Beat Sickness (Or Recover Quickly!)
By Catherine Slezinger
While we’re on the topic of warding off colds and flus, I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite recipes for preventing sickness, or treating if if you’ve already come down with something. It’s very simple to make, and very economical as well! You can have it every day, even if you’re not sick. My husband and I enjoy having a cup each evening after the kids go to bed.
It combines the alkalizing benefits of apple cider vinegar, (when you are sick your body is searching to regain its PH balance) the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of raw honey, and the immune system boosting power of cinnamon.
It is also highly effective at draining out mucus from your sinuses, so if you have sinus issues or a sinus infection, it’s really good for that! For the same reason it is very good for soothing coughs. One time a friend was over with her two girls, who were both coughing helplessly. I made them each a glass and they stopped coughing almost immediately. This drink is very soothing to the respiratory system!
All right, so enough about its amazing benefits! Here’s the recipe!
Cold & Flu Season Cider
8-10 oz. filtered or spring water
1/8 teaspoon organic cinnamon
1 teaspoon organic, unfiltered & unheated honey (Like Really Raw Honey)
1 tbsp organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (Like Bragg’s)
Bring 8 oz. water to a boil. While the water is heating up, measure out the honey, cinnamon, and cider vinegar into a cup. Pour freshly boiled water into cup, and stir well. You can drink this multiple times a day if you want. Enjoy!
Let me know if you try this recipe, and what your family thinks!