We’ve all heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but what about when apples (and other healthy produce) are out of season and hard to find?
Staying hydrated is one of the most important secrets to staying healthy, and there are plenty of hot beverages that will both boost your immune system and keep you warm when the weather outside is frightful.
Hot Apple Chai-der - This raw beverage is a blend of the two most delicious winter beverages, apple cider and chai tea. The drink starts off with regular apple cider, then kicks things up a notch with warm spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Learn how to make it by watching the video below!
Cocoa Mojo Superfood Hot Chocolate – This delicious take on healthy hot chocolate is a favorite among winter hikers and mountain climbers. Made by Enerhealth Botanicals, it’s enhanced with herbal polysaachrides from four different medicinal mushrooms, Ganoderma lucidum, Cordyceps Sinensis, Agaricus Blazei, and Coriolus Versicolor to build immune function and help you stay healthy during flu season.
Green Tea: A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that taking a green tea extract reduced the number of sick days and the severity of cold symptoms felt by participants. Drinking several cups of hot green tea a day throughout the winter can help you to fight off the cold and flu symptoms that will try to drag you down.
Know of another healthy, hot beverage that belongs on this list? Share it in a comment!
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