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It’s getting to be that time again… As the winter season creeps up, unfortunately, so do the colds and flus.

But good news! There are secret remedies that you can use to fight the phlegm, subdue the sinuses and conquer the colds.

Give these 3 recipes a try the next time you feel the sniffles coming on and let us know how it goes!

#1. The Hot Pineapple Elixir

½ – 1 cup pineapple juice
½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 tsp honey

Combine all ingredients in a saucer and heat lightly to preference.

Why It Helps:
The anti-inflammatory properties of pineapple juice reduce phlegm buildup and sooth the throat. Its vitamin C content strengthens your immune system so that it can better prevent cold symptoms.
Apple cider vinegar helps alkalinize your body. When your body’s in an alkaline state, viral bacteria can’t survive as well.
To top it off, cayenne pepper provides the kick that warms your body up internally and fights against fevers and nausea.
Honey has antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial powers that have made it a natural super-healer for centuries.

#2. The Wellness Monster

1 lemon
1-inch piece of ginger
1-2 dashes of cayenne pepper
1 dash of turmeric powder
1 drop of mint extract
1-2 drops stevia (if desired)

Juice or blend the lemon and ginger, then add the cayenne pepper, turmeric and mint. Stir. Add enough hot water to double the size of the mixture.

Why It Helps:
Lemon detoxifies, bulks up your immune system and fuels your cold-fighting stores of vitamin C.
Ginger breaks up the mucus in the lungs while also soothing sore throats and sinus-related aches.
The compound curcumin in turmeric has serious antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that break up chest congestion and deter coughs.
The menthol component of mint is a natural decongestant that plows through phlegm and nasal decongestion.

#3. The Raw Deal Tea

1 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp finely grated ginger
¼ tsp ground turmeric
½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp raw honey
1 pinch cinnamon
For extra cold-fighting powers, add in 1 drop of colloidal silver.

Boil 1 cup of water. Add in all ingredients and stir.

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