I try and drink as much water as I can throughout the day to help with my skin and also just general health overall.
However, in light of the current climate, I've decided to up the ante a little with this immune boosting tea. Now, I'm not making any claims that this can cure the common cold or beat the flu, but it's a nice way to drink water with some added benefits.
I still love my morning skin and immune booster, but this is an added extra to top me up throughout the day.
Here's the thinking behind it...
PARSLEY - high in antioxidants and acts as a diuretic to help remove toxins and heavy metals out of the body.
MINT - also high in antioxidants and can boost the digestion (keep that gut happy) and freshen breath.
GINGER - anti-inflammatory and warming. Good for cold and flu symptoms
LEMON - high in vitamin C
Now you can serve this hot or cold and just top it up throughout the day if you wish.
This isn't really a recipe as such, but it's how I make mine for one small teapot
WHAT YOU NEED
- handful of fresh parsley
- handful of fresh mint
- large slice of fresh ginger
- 1 to 2 slices of fresh lemon
- boiled water
Combine all the ingredients together in a teapot/jug and allow to steep for 5 minutes or so.
I hope this adds something a little different to your regular water. We need to keep hydrated at the moment to keep our bodies as healthy as possible.
Hope you're all well and staying safe,