Too often winter begins with a sniffle, peaks with a holiday hangover, and ends with the blues. Not this year! Here's what you can eat, take, and do to stay healthy all season.
I Have a Sore Throat and Feel a Cold Coming On. Help!
Indoor air breeds colds and coughs, but common-sense therapies -- like eating fruits and veggies and scrubbing hands clean -- are still the most effective way to keep germs at bay this winter.
Studies have shown that green tea (steeped 3 to 5 minutes) is the best food source of catechins, plant compounds that halt oxidative damage to cells. Flavor it with fresh, anti-inflammatory ginger and pomegranate for an extra nutrient punch.
Green Tea with Lemon and Pomegranate
2 teaspoons green tea (or 2 tea bags)
2 cups boiling water
2 thin slices smashed ginger
1 to 2 lemon wedges
1/4 cup lightly crushed pomegranate seeds
2 tablespoons honey or to taste
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