This time of year, it is important to provide our immune systems with as much support as possible! So if you are feeling a little tickle in your throat or there is someone you know at work that is sick, don’t wait too long to add this easy to make tea to your daily routine.
Personally, I like to have this first thing in the morning when I wake up. I find that the lemon juice helps to wake up my senses and helps to regulate my pH levels. Lemon juice is naturally alkaline, which is an important way to protect your body. Bacteria and viruses thrive in acidic environments.
The cayenne, ginger and turmeric naturally contain different compounds that support your immune system to defend against bacteria and viruses while decreasing inflammation and boosting your metabolism.
I like to add raw honey because it adds sweetness without raising blood sugar. Raw honey is also packed with immune-boosting nutrients.
Dr. Evan's Immune Boosting Tea
Prep time: 3 min
- 1 glass of warm to hot water (8-12 oz)
- Juice of ½ lemon
- Dash cayenne powder
- ½-1 tsp ginger*
- ¼-½ tsp turmeric root* (optional)
- 1 tsp raw local honey
- Warm the water
- Combine remaining ingredients
- Serve at desired temperature
* Frozen ginger and turmeric can be grated using a microplane or zester to get the desired amount without any mess