So the Autumn has arrived. The crunchy leaves the misty mornings and the summer clothes are well and truly packed away to make room for chunky woolies and Pom Pom knitted hats.
The sniffles are on the rounds so how can we help ourselves avoid the autumnal germs?
I have a natural tonic for you all that is so easy to make, and the benefits will help you all to ward off any seasonal nasties. So let’s break the ingredients down and highlight each benefit as we go along.
First up is Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar.
Bragg’s is raw, unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurised, organic and only 5% acidity, it contains the amazing Mother of Vinegar which occurs naturally.
The Mother contains strands of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria this is what causes the cider having a murky appearance. The Mother provides amazing immune boosting properties and beneficial bacteria which is welcoming for the gut.
Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar is also bursting with Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Anti-oxidants, such ingredients are absolutely necessary for the health of your immune system.
The next ingredient is Organic Turmeric Powder.
Turmeric has many health benefits and healing properties. Turmeric is made up of compounds called curcuminoids with the most important being Curcumin and it’s the main active ingredient which is an extremely valuable anti oxidant. Turmeric contains anti viral and anti fungal properties which means viruses in the body are targeted quickly.
Anti oxidants simply give your body a hand up when it needs a little boost. Turmeric is a king when it comes to spice.
The next ingredient for boosting your immunity is good old faithful Boyne Valley Manuka Honey.
Manuka Honey helps the body fight off bad bacteria as it contains Methylgloxal which is the power house for anti bacterial activity, such ingredient encourages the growth of good bacteria. It has also been proven that such honey is naturally high in anti inflammatory benefits which is perfect if treating a sore throat. Honey is a soother and an excellent natural safe guard against seasonal nasties.
So here is an amazing immune boosting tonic (disclaimer: if you have any medical conditions or on any medication please consult your doctor before consuming).
Add 500mls of mineral or filtered water in a saucepan, bring to the boil. Add 3 Tablespoons of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 Tablespoons of Boyne Valley Manuka Honey, 1 Tablespoon of CM Naturals Organic Turmeric Powder and the juice of one lemon (optional). Stir until honey is absorbed.
Pour into an airtight container and place into the fridge, chill for 3 hours and enjoy a little shot each morning and evening before bed.
This powerful little tonic has big benefits for your immunity over the season ahead.
Natural is the way forward folks and health can indeed be yours. SuperValu stock all of the above products, pop in and pick up your health prescription giving you a boost of wellness for over the winter months.