For your post holiday slump.

 

If you got a little bit too into the holidays and chose way less healthy choices a little too often. You are probably feeling a bit run down and even sick. 😣
I wasn’t feeling my best starting off the New Year so I went into recovery/ detox mode and started drinking these 3 different drinks all day until I felt better. Literally only took 2 days and on the 3rd day I was normal again actually better than before I started. Some of these may sound weird but it’s worth it forsure!

Explanations for why these 3 drinks combat sickness towards the end of the post.

Vinegar, vitamin c, and peppermint oil mixed in water. 

Lemon and ginger infused in water.

Yogi detox tea and cayenne pepper.


Favvvorite tip! 

Chopped up raw garlic. Chase the garlic with lemon water or milk I use cashew or almond milk.

Here’s why these 3 drinks and garlic tip work!

Benefits


Mint 

I like adding peppermint oil to my vinegar and vitamin c water to help my throat since I read that it has numbing effects and peppermint is naturally alkaline. Peppermint oil is also antibacterial and antiviral which is great because you don’t need anymore germs making you more sick.

I’ve been drinking detox tea because it is detoxifying 💁🏽💁🏽 and right now after the holidays I can spare to loose a lot of toxins. Dandelion which is the first ingredient in this tea is great for detoxing the blood and liver. I drink it ALLL the time even when I’m not sick. I really love the taste and it doesn’t need any honey. But I figured I’d drink it while I’m sick since detoxing is exactly what I need to be doing. There is a spicy flavor I love in this tea which comes from the blend of, (from ingredient list) Juniper Berry and traditional Ayurvedic blend “trikatu” (Ginger, Black Pepper and Long Pepper). Indian Sarsaparilla, Licorice, Cinnamon, Cardamom and Clove.

Bonus benefit! I add cayenne pepper to this tea when I’m sick to help speed up decongestion because I will take all the help I can get.

Apple cider vinegar 

Balances out the bodies pH making it uninviting to germs.

Vitamin C crystals 

Of course we know vitamin C is good when you’re sick because it helps boost your immune system. But that vitamin c stuff in the packages and vitamin C lozenges are usually full of extra ingredients that you don’t need and that can even be harmful to your body. Vitamin C deficiency is really common in humans because we don’t make it ourselves so we need to find it in our foods or get it from my favorite vitamin C crystals. This is great to add straight to your water especially when you know you’re fighting off illness and a quarter teaspoon daily to prevent sickness. Vitamin C is also good for your skin because it stimulates collagen production and protects against uv damage.


Cayenne Pepper 

Helps to break up mucus which leads to cold symptoms being relieved.

Lemon

Antibacterial, breaks up mucus, and contains Vitamin C. It is also anti inflammatory so your swollen lymph nodes and irritated throat will be put at ease.

Garlic

I hate garlic and it’s taking me some time to make myself like it, but it has so many benefits! So I’m working on our friendship.

Whenever I take this raw I find myself expelling mucus so much more than if I don’t take it. So say byyee to mucinex and just swallow some raw garlic.
I chopped the garlic cloves up and swallow it by the teaspoon usually 1 or 2 cloves every couple hours. The smell will make you unpleasant to be around so take it when you’re not leaving the house right away or else you won’t have any friends. 🙃🙃🙃

When you do leave the house carry mints with you because if you burp …and you will… you ARE going to offend everryyyone around you.
I either chase the garlic with almond milk or lemon water because both of these seem to help lessen the smell.

Ginger

My favorite! I love ginger I eat so much of it and it’s warming which is nice during the colder months. So drink up the ginger tea and infuse fresh ginger in your water to keep healthy and warm. Ginger helps soothe my sore throat and kills viruses.

I rotated these 3 drinks and knocked out my cold within 2 days! I rarely get sick and was able to catch it early. I was set on staying hydrated and getting enough sleep! I ate a lot of fruits and veggies to get the adequate amount of vitamin filled fuel my body needed to recover fast! I feel so much better and my skin looks better too which is a super plus.

Now I feel ready for 2017!