3 Drinks That Can Help Fight Colds This Fall
By Genevieve Cunningham
With fall moving in, people are beginning to think about all of the exciting things that come with it. Changing leaves, big comfortable sweaters, campfires, and comfort foods. What could be better? Of course, there are some downsides to the autumn season as well. The biggest? Colds! If you want to beat colds this season, take a look at these three delicious fall drinks to add to the menu.
Lemon and Honey Tea
This is more of a concoction than a tea, but tea definitely gives it a nicer ring. All you have to do is heat up some water, pour it in a mug, add a little lemon juice and honey, and then sip. It’s a mild flavor, but is palatable enough for most people. This mixture can do a few things for a cold. It helps soothe a sore throat, clear congestion, and can even boost the immune system with a little extra Vitamin C.
You can either make your own or buy the box of tea bags at the grocery store. If you've never tasted ginger, be prepared for a very distinct flavor. Ginger brings many health benefits to your body. It's great for an upset stomach, easing digestive problems, and boosting the immune system. For those suffering from a cold, it's the improved function of the immune system that will help. The stronger the immune system, the faster your body will be able to fight off illness and make a full recovery. Just sip a cup of ginger tea every night through the fall to reap this big benefit.
It might not sound like the most appealing drink in the world, but when it comes to colds, it might be the most beneficial. Chicken broth has nutrients that are great at clearing and minimizing congestion, soothing a sore throat, and boosting the immune system all at once. It truly is, just like your grandmother told you, the perfect remedy for a cold. To get the best taking chicken broth, make yourself a delicious soup, and save the extra broth for sipping on cool nights.
The fall is so much fun and brings such a great atmosphere to our lives. But suffering from cold after cold can certainly put a damper on the season. Stock your kitchen with these drinks this fall, and you may be able to nip the colds in the bud with a powerful, warm, comforting drink that fits perfectly into your autumn vibe.
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