SXS Wellness Tip: Comfort for Your Cold

SXS FITNESS TIPS submitted by Stefan Overgaard. Visit SXS Fitness. 

Winter has settled in and unfortunately many people are now suffering from a cold or the flu. Here is a great soothing drink to coat your sore throat and help you rest better. There are many ways to combat a cold, but two of the best and easiest are staying well hydrated and sleeping! Brew up this lovely concoction and drink throughout the day (in between naps!) and try your best to sleep well at night?

Lemon, Ginger and Honey Soother:

At home: Boil 1 litre of water in a pot, add 2 inches of fresh ginger sliced into circles (don’t worry about peeling it). Reduce to low heat and simmer ginger with a lid on the pot for 10 minutes. Squeeze the juice of one lemon (I usually drop the lemon rind in the water after I’ve squeezed it in) into the pot. Ladle out enough liquid to fill a mug and add 1 tbsp of honey (for an added bonus use manuka honey which has great anti-microbial properties). Stir and enjoy but be careful as it will be VERY hot!

At school/work: Bring lemon slices, finely chopped ginger and honey to work. Add 1 tsp ginger, 1 lemon wedge and 1 tbsp honey to hot water and let sit for 5 minutes. Or pre-make at home and bring in a hot beverage travel mug.

Have as many cups as you’d like until symptoms clear. You can always adjust how much ginger, lemon or honey you use to your own taste preference!


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