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How to Boost Your Immune System During the Cold and Flu Season

Friday, February 16, 2018



So I finally have my first recipe to share for the blog and it’s perfect for the cold and flu season among us! 
It  has a little something for cough and congestion, immunity and toxin removal. 
This recipe will help build and strengthen  your immune system, and it can be enjoyed as a drink or made into a popsicle for kids. 




But before we get there, here are some essential tips for your overall health, especially during the cold and flu season.


REST
Adequate amount of sleep at night helps keep your body operating at its fullest potential. Not getting enough sleep doesn’t allow your cells to renew and remove toxins efficiently (biology 101). 

Nutrition 
Food IS fuel! If you’d give your car the best  gasoline to avoid mechanical issues, why not do your body the same favor. 

The more color your food has, the more nutrients your body has access to. Eating them raw or in a minimally cooked state helps with absorption as well. 
That ties into supplements; vitamins and minerals are optimal when they come from food sources. Lab-made and fortified substitutes can only help so much. 

Water
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! 
Water is healing, detoxifying and since your body is made up of more than half of H20, you need to drink up! 




Now on to the recipe: Pineapple Pinch 🍍
When the kids were sick recently, I whipped this up for them, but you can make this into a regular drink as well.
If you’re allergic to pineapple juice, like myself, you can substitute for orange or grapefruit juice. 



Pineapple is the key ingredient because it’s very effective for coughs, immune support and toxin removal (antioxidants). 


What you’ll need:

*Pineapple juice (not from concentrate, Trader Joe’s is the cheapest source, then any local health food or nutrition store).
*Lemon 
*Apple Cider Vinegar (a.k.a ACV) 



In no specific order, mix 
6 oz of pineapple juice 
2 tbs of ACV
2 tbs fresh lemon juice 
Stir contents to combine and sip it down or pour into popsicle molds and freeze. 

Rotate your liquids (tea, soup, water) and add this in where you see fit into your appetite. 

Enjoy! 

-Natasha 

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