|Posted on March 22, 2015 at 5:45 PM|
I have to admidt, I am not feeling super today. It is rare that we get sick at my house, but my toddler got a mild cold and sneezed right on me. Now I have a cold too. Now I actually do this most mornings anyway, but when I am not feeling great I do this several times a day, cuz it really works. I have hot tea with honey and lemon. It is a great way to start the day and when you have a cold or sore troat, it is very soothing.
Lemon is an antimicrobial, keeping things clean and germ free. When adding it to your tea it not only helps by providing vitamin C, but also allows your digestive system to preserve disease fighting compounds from your tea instead of destroying them.
Honey coats your throat and also has several healing and preventative properties to it. It is a natural antibiotic and antioxidant. Studies have shown that honey can suppress cough and provide relief from upper respiratory issues.
Now I do prefer a good green tea, but I was out today. So I just used what I had. Still amazing:) However, https://www.sharecare.com/health/tea-health/what-health-benefits-green-tea" target="_blank">green tea is probably better to take with you than regular water!
So not only is this one of the best cold remedies, but it helps to support a healthy weight as well. Here to staying healthy during this change of season.