Could this new superfood help fight flu?

Put the Lemsip down and check out this new recipe to fight flu. We give you, turmeric....

Words by Kaya Windrich

Fight flu the easy way – by eating and drinking yourself better with a ‘turmeric tonic’. Turmeric, a newly crowned superfood, is a rich yellow powder commonly used in curry dishes. The vibrant orange spice has a myriad of purported health benefits – from treating acne to arthritis. The curcumin molecule found in the turmeric root has powerful anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-aging and even anti-carcongenic properties – a superfood indeed!

Jessica Bride, a food blogger and Londoner, originally from New Orleans, shared this Turmeric Tonic recipe with Marie Claire – perfect for shaking off the sniffles.

turmeric

 Makes 3-4 drinks

Ingredients
.    Handful of fresh tumeric
.    2-inch piece of ginger
.    3 apples
.    4 oranges, peel removed
.    Real Health Manuka Honey
.    Coconut Water (or sparkling water)

Equipment needed
.    Juicer

Instructions
. Juice the turmeric, ginger, apples and oranges in the order listed. It is important to juice the turmeric first, because not much juice comes out of it and the subsequent fruits will help to clear the turmeric from the blades of the juicer, and move it into the juice.
. In a tall glass add 1 teaspoon of Real Health Manuka honey. Fill halfway with the turmeric and citrus juice and stir until the honey has dissolved. Then fill to the top with either coconut water or sparkling water.
. Drink immediately for the best results to fight flu – any of the citrus mixture you don’t use right away can be stored in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.

Real Health Manuka Honey is 100% raw, unblended honey from the nectar of manuka trees, and is often used as an alternative medicine. For more Jessica Bride recipes visit belleannee.com

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