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I have decided to post a new recipe that will help one's immune system stay on top form during those harsh winter months. Then, I will link a few of my previous recipes, which will also help the immune system fight off any nasty winter niggles. And finally, I will then list a few of my own personal tips, tried and tested by yours truly, which all aid in keeping you feeling your best throughout the whole of winter.
This is a recipe for an iced pomegranate flavoured green tea. I will list the benefits of green tea below, referring specifically to how it can be helpful to you during the winter months in particular.
Green tea has endless benefits when it comes to health. It is packed with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. Green tea has been shown to improve brain function, aid in weight loss, prevent the risk of developing cancer and loads of other diseases, among many other benefits. But in relation to protecting your immune system during the winter months in particular, the catechins in green tea have been proven to kill bacteria and inhibit viruses, such as influenza.
So basically, if you want to avoid the dreaded winter sniffles, drink up!
Iced Pomegranate Green Tea
1 pomegranate green tea bag
1 teaspoon coconut sugar (or sweetener of choice)
2 large/4 small coconut water ice cubes/normal ice cubes (optional)
- Boil the kettle with an ample amount of water.
- Put a pomegranate green tea bag into your serving glass of choice.
- Pour the boiling water into the serving glass, almost all the way to the top.
- Then add your sweetener and stir it to fully dissolve and incorporate it into the tea.
- Allow the tea to come to room temperature.
- Then, place the tea into the fridge to steep and chill for four to eight hours (or over night).
- When the tea has steeped and is chilled, remove the tea bag from the glass.
- I add two large coconut water ice cubes to my iced drinks (for extra nutrition) but you can add two to four normal ice cubes, depending on their size.
- This is an optional step, as you can drink the iced tea straight from the fridge.
I got my pomegranate green tea from Tesco. But you can use ordinary green tea if you can't find it, it works perfectly either way and is just as delicious and nutritious.
Here are a few previous recipes of mine which will also help your immune system during the chilly months:
Iced Green Tea
Green Tea Steeped Porridge
Sunrise Citrus Orange Porridge
Blueberry Super Smoothie
Green Tea Smoothie
Improved Digestion Pro-biotic Smoothie
Super Charged Green Monster Smoothie
Raspberry Vitality Smoothie
Home-Made Lemon Iced Tea
Home-Made Healthy Brocolli Coleslaw
Home-Made Healthy Hot Chocolate
Now, to finish off my post, I'll leave you with a few of my personal favourite tips for surviving winter!
1. Take a multi-vitamin.
2. Drink plenty of hot drinks (tea, coffee or hot chocolate).
3. Drink soup often.
4. Eat plenty of fruits & vegetables.
5. Eat hot dinners whenever possible (stew, casseroles, etc.)
6. Take sugar free Strepsils if you have a sore throat.