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Friday, January 23, 2009

Hot Lemonade

Good for the common cold.

Even good for the uncommonly bad common cold. It won't cure it. And for goodness sake get medical attention if you're that sick!

But back to our subject: hot lemonade and honey. What I mean by hot lemonade is put the juice of half a lemon (strain out the seeds) into a coffee or tea cup of hot water. Add honey to taste. If you like, add several pieces of thinly sliced fresh ginger. Let it sit a few minutes - especially if you add ginger but definitely until it is drinking temperature. Sip and savor or drink it right down. Repeat as desired.

Lemon helps dry up your sinuses a bit, helping you breathe a little easier, and hopefully feel a little better. The honey soothes your throat - especially important since some people find the lemon a bit irratating to a sore throat. If you don't like honey, use sugar or stevia (an herbal sweetener), but please don't use aspartame! (Ever! It's baaaad, so bad for you!)

Hope you're feeling better soon! Now get back under the covers and stay warm.

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sherry said...

Wow I had forgot about this stuff until talking to my mom last night she had ask me if i had made any yet ! she used to always make it for me when i was sick as a child ! I made some today and it is just awesome !

Randi said...

Thanks for your comment, Sherry. Hope you're feeling better soon!

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