Wintertime can be an exciting time. With the holidays and then a new year and new personal goals, we’ve all promised ourselves to accomplish. But along with all the excitement, comes the dreaded flu season. You need ideas to boost your immune system that will work and are yummy too!
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We do all that we can to keep our families healthy. We grab our essential oils and defuse our homes, we give our kids vitamins and we’re constantly reminding them to wash their hands. But as busy moms are we making sure we’re also getting what we need to combat the cold winter months?
Well, I’ve got good news for you tea drinkers out there. Not only are teas perfect for a cold winter morning but many of them have healthy flu-fighting and immune system boosting properties to help you stay healthy with just a cup or two a day.
Boost Your Immune System with These Tasty Teas!
I’ve put together a list of 5 of my favorite teas to drink this winter to stay healthy and warm!
Organic Ginger tea is a great way to stay healthy during the cold winter months. Ginger contains what is known as gingerol, which is used for its medical properties. With its strong disease-fighting antioxidant effects, gingerol has been used for centuries to fight the flu and the common cold.
Lemon tea is full of vitamin C, potassium and folate which can help wash out toxins in the body and increase immunity. Helping you stay healthy all winter long. As an added bonus, lemon tea has also been used in aiding in weight loss.
One of my favorite go-to teas combinations is lemon ginger as the sweet and tart flavor of the lemon tea plays nicely with the spiciness of the ginger tea.
Chamomile tea is believed to strengthen the immune system due to the fact that it is filled with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Making it a perfect go-to tea. It is not only good for building your immune system but can be used to soothe symptoms of strep throat and pneumonia.
Peppermint tea is a favorite tea for many people around the world. Not only does Peppermint tea have antioxidant, antibacterial and antiviral properties but it also includes menthol, a common ingredient in over the counter cold and flu-fighting treatments.
Echinacea is a plant also known as ‘Purple Coneflower’ and has been used since the early 1800s as a popular herbal remedy. With its antioxidant and antiviral properties, echinacea has been proven to strengthen the immune system and can decrease the odds of you catching a cold by 58 percent!
So with the cold winter months upon us, there is no reason not to grab a cup of your favorite tea. For extra enjoyment, and an extra dose of antioxidants, sweeten your tea with a little bit of honey. Then snuggle up under your favorite blanket and give your immune system an extra boost.
What are your go-to teas to boost your immune system this winter season? Let me know in the comments below!