Flu Season Ginger Honey Lemon Tonic

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This recipe for a Flu Season Ginger Honey Lemon Tonic combines some well known ingredients to help keep you healthy during those cold, wet winter months when flu and cold seem to skulk just waiting for an opportunity to take you down. Do not let the flu or a cold get the better of you this winter. Drink this tonic often. And it tastes fabulous. In fact, make it by the bucketful and feed it to your family at night when you are all sitting around watching television, playing on the computer or whatever else you do in the evening. It will be a great way to say, you care, and it will also make the entire house smell like ginger and honey. Yum.

This is an easy tonic to make, and you do not even need to worry about proportions other than how sweet, sharp, peppery or tangy you and your family like it to be. And although the whiskey adds extra pop, you do not need to add it to have a superior drink for every one in the family. Ginger is great for upset stomach and gas. It also has antioxidant effects, can inhibit inflammation in various forms, and is an anti-inflammatory itself. It is also more effective than modern medicines against seasickness and motion sickness. Lemon is also loaded with anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants, as well as vitamin C and other nutrients. Honey is loaded with vitamins including B6, riboflavin, niacin, and others.

The recipe for this drink includes alcohol, but it does not have to. Just the combination of honey, ginger and lemon makes a drink that every one in the family can enjoy. And its beneficial effects make it worth making and serving it often during the winter months to bolster you and your family’s good health. Enjoy this drink soon!

Nutrition Facts for: Flu Season Ginger Honey Lemon Tonic From The Kitchn
Ingredients: Ginger root, water, lemon, honey, whiskey.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 1 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 136, Calories from Fat 6, Total Fat 0.7g 1%, Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 11mg 0%, Potassium 195mg 6%, Carbohydrates 15.1g 5%, Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%, Sugars 7.5g, Protein 1.0g, Vitamin A 0%,Vitamin C 31%, Calcium 3%, Iron 8%

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