Nature's Flu Shot – Pineapple Ginger Juice
Juice of 3 lemons
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon organic turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon organic ginger powder
1/8 teaspoon organic cayenne pepper
1 and 1/2 cups organic pineapple juice
1 tablespoon raw honey
Blend in a blender or shake in a jar. Drink 1/2 cup a day during flu season or three times/day if you feel you are starting to get sick.
Adapted from Dave Sommers, True Health and Healing
FOOD AS MEDICINE NOTES:
Garlic– Garlic is rich in the compound called Allicin, which has potent medicinal properties, including antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal.
Ginger – The active component in ginger is Gingerol, which is full of anti-inflammatory benefits from supporting digestion to helping with nausea.
Turmeric – A potent anti-inflammatory spice which protects the body from free radicals and cools down inflammation throughout the body. Did you know curcumin (the active component in turmeric) boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)? Which is a protein that is needed for brain function.