Winter is somehow always linked to colds and various health conditions of the respiratory organs. It is cold outside and warm inside. We frequently go out and the difference in the temperatures is huge. Air conditioning systems, wind, snow cause changes in our health. During winter our nutrition usually lacks fresh food and most of us are not physically active. All this makes various impacts in our immune system and it is weakened which makes us prone to colds, flu and similar disorders.
People usually instantly rich out for medication or synthetic products that are supposed to help boost the immune system, but the only way you will improve the functioning and boost your immune system is through nutrition.
Here is one amazing recipe that is full with nutritious and healthy ingredients that will make you feel warm and cozy and at the same time keep you healthy during the winter.
To prepare this drink you will need the following ingredients:
1 cup (200ml) of water
3 cups (600ml) of rice, almond or oat milk.
30 grams of fresh ginger
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
2 cinnamon sticks
5 cardamom pots
2 pinches of fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of flaxseeds oil
1 teaspoon of honey.
How to prepare the drink
Place the pot on medium heat and pour in the water. Slice the ginger on thinner slices. When the water starts boiling add the spices. Simmer for 8 minutes on medium heat. Then add the milk and once the milk becomes warm remove the pot from heat. Add flaxseeds oil and honey. You can strain the liquid or you can pour it in a blender and mix all well until it is smooth. This way your drink will have richer taste and it will be thicker.
You can drink a glass of this amazing drink every day.
How it works?
This drink is made of ingredients that all have amazing health benefits.
Ginger stimulates the organism and it powerful antioxidant and antiseptic. It improves the work of the metabolism, helps fat burning and it is perfect for winter time because it has the ability to dilute the blood and enable it to flow faster which will make you feel warmer.
Turmeric is spice from the ginger family and it contains one of the most health beneficial active ingredient curcumin. It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that will help you deal with colds and flu very fast.
Cardamom is another spice rich with essential oils with strong anti-inflammatory and antiseptic powers. It will soothe you and speed up the recovery process. In order to feel the health benefits of this spice you need to buy it fresh.