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この季節健康には気を付けていても、どこからかもらってくるのが風邪。


私も先日遂に風邪を引いてしまいました。


無理をせず、早めに大事をとったのでたいした事にはならずに済みましたが・・・


風邪を引いた時はビタミンCをたっぷりとってとにかくゆっくり休むことが肝心!


水分補給も大切です。


そこでお勧めなのが、ジンジャー・レモン・ハニー・ティー


名前の通り、生姜とレモンとハチミツで作ったお茶です。


どうしてこのお茶がお勧めかというと、まず、生姜には身体を温め、免疫システムを高める作用があります。


レモンはご存知の通りビタミンCが豊富フィトニュートリエント
(Phytonutrients = 植物由来栄養素)を多く含んでいます。


フィトニュートリエントとは植物由来の必須栄養素で科学的に健康への重要性が確認されており、免疫システムを高めるなど、いろいろな効果があります。


また、ハチミツは古代の昔から様々な症状を治療するために使われてきており、その殺菌力と健康への効果はご存知のとおり。


つまり、3つの材料全てに健康への効果、特に免疫システムを高める効果があるのです!


いかにも、風邪に効きそうでしょ?


おまけにとっても美味で癒してくれます。


作り方はいたって簡単。


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センチくらいの生姜をすりおろし、水1カップと一緒に火にかけ10分程煮た後、小ぶりのレモン半分のしぼり汁と、スプーン2杯くらいのハチミチを加えて出来上がりです。


茶漉しで漉してお召し上がり下さい。


お気付きかもしれませんが、上記レシピの分量は全て適当です。


分量をお好みで調節して下さいな。

 

Ginger, Lemon and Honey Tea

 

This is a time of year, even if you take every precaution to stay healthy, you often end up catching a cold from somewhere.


I couldn’t escape the dreaded fate and went down with a cold the other day.


Ugh…


However, as soon as I felt under the weather, I took it easy, thus it didn’t develop into a fully fledged cold.


Anyway, when you’ve gone down with a cold or flu, you need to take a good dose of Vitamin C and, more than anything, take plenty of rest!


Also make sure to take enough fluid.


For me, the best home remedy for cold is Ginger, Lemon and Honey Tea!


It is a hot drink made from fresh ginger root, lemon juice and honey as the name implies.


What is so special about this tea?


Well, first of all, ginger has a warming property and also it is known to help the immune system.


As you know, lemon is high in Vitamin C and it is also full of Phytonutrients.


Phytonutrients are plant-derived essential nutrients scientifically confirmed as important to human health.


They help boost the immune system and much more.


Honey has been used by humans to treat a variety of ailments for centuries.


Its antiseptic and antibacterial properties as well as its positive effects to health have been well documented.


In short, all three ingredients promote good health and they are especially great for boosting the immune system!


You now understand this tea’s potency against cold, right?


The icing on the cake is that it tastes utterly delicious and very soothing!


How to prepare the tea is very simple!


Just grate about a 1cm piece of fresh ginger root.


Boil it together with one cup of water for about 10 minutes or so.


Then squeeze the juice from half a small lemon and add a couple of spoonfuls of honey into the mixture.


Strain into a cup and serve immediately.


Please adjust the amount of each ingredient to suit your taste!