There are countless health benefits you can get from ordinary supermarket products. But when you’re trying to calm a cough or clobber a cold, make sure you’re buying ingredients that pack the biggest punch. Here’s how:
Apple cider vinegar. Always use raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (available in the health-food sections of most supermarkets). When you look at a bottle of the good stuff, you’ll see that it has a cloudy consistency, with some strand-like sediment floating at the bottom. Those clouds (a.k.a. “the mother”) contain all the enzymes and friendly bacteria that give apple cider vinegar its miraculous healing power.
Honey. Choose the raw (a.k.a. unprocessed) kind that’s sold in health-food stores and farmers’ markets, not the brands you find next to the peanut butter and jelly in most supermarkets. The common commercial types of honey have been put through a heating and filtering process that kills off the health-giving enzymes and nutrients. So they taste fine, but they aren’t worth beans for treating ailments.
And once you have the right stuff, try this classic triple-threat combo: Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar, honey, and warm water, and stir in about ¼ teaspoon of mashed fresh ginger per cup of the mixture. Store it at room temperature in a covered glass jar, and take 1 teaspoon three times a day. Before you know it, your colds and coughs will be gone!
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