It's that time of season again. We're carving pumpkins, but this year I don't want you to throw out all that great goodness -- the seeds. Also known as pepitas, pumpkin seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients as they are high in magnesium and other minerals like iron, zinc and copper. They are high in antioxidants, beneficial fats, helps to control blood sugar, improve the immune system and may even help to improve sperm quality.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C with helps to boost your immune system and this is essential not just for not catching colds and flues but also to manage stress more effectively. Stress flushes out Vitamin C so it’s needed in larger quantities during stressful periods. Raw apple cider vinegar feeds the good bacteria in the gut and since 80% of immune defences are located in the digestive system, this is crucial to keep it functioning optimally. Turmeric is one of the strongest anti-microbial and anti-fungal spices around. Makes: 1.5 cups (6 shots) Time: 5 minutes #protectyourself #detoxifyourself2020
Fire Cider is a popular herbal folk remedy. This raw infused vinegar gets its pleasant fiery kick from garlic, onion, ginger, hot peppers and horseradish! Once you try it, you won’t be able to deny it’s warming, wonderful properties. We use it daily in Fall and Winter to stimulate digestion and boost the immune system, but it’s fine to use year-round if you need some support.
This recipe takes about 30 minutes to prepare, and about 1 month to steep!
Make this early in the season so you have it in your pantry!
This syrup is a lifesaver in my house. We take 1 teaspoon morning and evening from Fall through early Spring as a nourishing, immune supporter. Also, at the first sign of a sniffle or funky feeling in the throat, we start taking 1-3 teaspoons more of this crimson beauty daily until it passes. Elderberry is proven to reduce the duration of illness and help prevent it in the first place! Makes about 3 cups of alcohol-free syrup or 4 cups with alcohol. Time involved: 1 hour
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