Bone Broth / Slippery Elm Bark (Vegan)
It’s definitely a no-go for vegetarians or vegans, but if you’re a meat-eater, bone broth could be a very beneficial ingredient to a meal. ‘Bone broth is full of L-Glutamine, an essential amino acid that the body can not manufacture and can only get from foods,’ says Yalda. ‘Glutamine supports cell repair, including the intestinal tract wall. A healthy and sealed gut is essential for a strong immune system.’
Meanwhile, Slippery Elm contains mucilage, a sticky mixture of sugars that can’t be broken down by the human digestive tract. The mucilage coats the throat, so it’s no surprise that slippery elm is found commercially in many brands of throat lozenges. Slippery elm is believed to be an antitussive, meaning it’s great for coughs and for symptoms of other upper respiratory ailments like bronchitis or asthma. Again, there are no studies to support or refute these claims, but it’s worth a shot and it does the same affect as bone broth.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can strengthen your body’s natural defenses. Studies show that consuming more vitamin C can increase your blood antioxidant levels by up to 30%. This helps the body’s natural defenses fight inflammation
According to the European Journal of Immunology, the human body needs zinc to activate T lymphocytes (T cells). T cells help the body in two ways:
- Controlling and regulating immune responses
- Attacking infected or cancerous cells
Garlic Contains Compounds With Potent Medicinal Properties.
The sulfur compounds from garlic enter the body from the digestive tract and travel all over the body, where it exerts its potent biological effects.
Ginger is a magical ingredient, especially if you’re already feeling under the weather. The antioxidant is believed to fight off cold and flu symptoms, combat nausea, and is full of iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium.
So while at home working or relaxing, we can sip our honey ginger tea and pray for the best. Stay safe and healthy everyone!