Fighting off colds at this time of year is almost a full time career! So we’ve found this tasty smoothie recipe to help you do it. It’s sweet and tangy and spicy.
Sweet and spicy melon with ginger has always been a favorite, so incorporating it in a smoothie is not a new idea. This delicious variation from Gail Simmons in an article published by PopSugar increases the nutritional benefits by including kale, flaxseeds and fresh lemon juice.
Lemon and ginger are great for fending off colds. They have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. So don’t forget to include it in your smoothie recipes at any time colds threaten. (And even if there are no colds around, ginger is just such a tasty addition!)
Here’s what an article at LiveStrong has to say about the cold-fighting benefits of lemon and ginger …
Lemon and ginger are strong cold remedies in themselves; together they form a powerful one-two punch. Lemons are high in vitamin C, which helps support the immune system. Lemon juice’s anti-inflammatory qualities soothe sore throats and irritated membranes; it also has an antiseptic action that helps directly fight off the cold virus. Ginger helps stimulate perspiration, which cleanses the system and brings down the body temperature. Like lemon, ginger also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger also acts as a cough suppressant.
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