I have a cold. At first I thought the sneezing was due to allergies, but then it didn't go away and I felt rotten, which is what happens when one has a cold. Achooo!!
When I get a cold, I try to remember the laundry list of things that make it all better. Drink lots of water. Check. Take zinc and vitamin C. Check. Take omega 3 fish oil (helps boost immune system). Check. Take elderberry syrup (it's antiviral). Check. Keep warm. Check.
Hot Lemon and Honey Tea Comforts a Sore Throat
Another thing on the list that is especially comforting when one has a cold is a hot cup of honey and lemon tea.
Well, strictly speaking, there's no "tea" in the tea. It's just honey, lemon juice, and hot water.
But it's so good, especially if you have a cough or congestion. The lemon juice helps cut through congestion and the honey soothes the throat.
Adding Ginger to Hot Lemon and Honey Tea
You can also add fresh ginger to your honey and lemon tea. Sometimes I'll just have the hot water over ginger. That's good too!
But usually, it's just honey and lemon. Now please excuse me while I catch up on the last thing on the list—rest. Peace out. ~Elise
More Soothing Hot Drinks
- Apple Cider Hot Toddy
- Hot Mulled Cider
- Chamomile-Honey Hot Toddy
- Orange & Vanilla Hot Buttered Rum
- Paleo Hot Cocoa
Honey and Lemon Tea
If you want, add a sliver or two of fresh ginger to the cup of honey and lemon tea. Note that honey should not be fed to young children under 18 months old.
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup or more hot water
Put honey and lemon juice into a tea cup or mug. Add hot water and stir. Add more lemon juice, honey, or hot water to taste.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 35g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 35g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||12%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|