What does a Nutritionist have in the Pantry to get ready for the winter season?
Before I get started here is an interesting fact to keep in mind this winter as colds and flu’s start to spread around…..
Bacteria cannot survive in a really well hydrated and salty environment
So first up this winter – focus hard on being really well hydrated over these cooler months.
Adding a good pinch of Himalayan Salt into your drinking water each morning or each afternoon will help keep bugs away (I had my Indian doctor once tell me his recipe to get through winter without picking up a single cold -was to gargle twice per day with salty water for the duration of Winter)
Secondly have a little ritual that you do each morning that will set your immune system on STRONG:
Warm drink on an empty stomach each morning:
- 1 cup boiled water
- 1 teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar
- Good squeeze of fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey
- 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
Sip that this drink as you get ready for your day.
If you do run into trouble and feel that a cold or flu is taking hold, grate some fresh garlic into a tablespoon of raw honey twice per day until you feel that you have fought off that bug!
What will my family have in the fridge permanently throughout winter?
Naturally loaded with probiotics and rich in Vitamin C – add 1 tablespoon to each main meal.
Homemade Chicken Soup
Into a stainless steel pot or slow cooker I add filtered water, apple cider vinegar and Himalayan sea salt
Then I add my green flavours: kaffir lime leaves, curry leaves, parsley, coriander and shallots
Finally I add my free range whole chicken, onion, fresh garlic and ginger, set on low heat and slow cook at least 6-8 hours.
Your home will smell amazing and your body will get a great strengthening hit to the digestive system and immune system.