Try This Traditional Remedy for Excellent Health
Certain traditional farmers recommend a daily drink to combat inflammation, improve digestion, and even improve one’s skin tone. I decided to pass it along, because it features superfoods that I know to be healthful.
You are advised to drink this first thing every morning, waiting about 30 minutes afterwards before breaking your fast for the day. Use either teaspoon or tablespoon amounts of certain ingredients, at your own discretion.
Farmer’s Health Elixir
1 tsp./Tbsp. raw, organic apple cider vinegar
1 tsp./Tbsp. fresh squeezed, organic lemon juice
1/4-inch to 1/2-inch piece organic fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 small/medium garlic clove, skin removed and grated
1 tsp. raw organic honey
1/2 C. warm water
Place all ingredients into a drinking glass. Add warm water. Stir well. Drink.
Now, I realize this takes some effort. You have to squeeze juice, grate garlic and ginger, and mix it all together. Fresh. Every morning. And then there’s the taste. At first it may seem…how shall I say?…a little odd. Maybe even repulsive. In our culture, garlic is about the last thing we think of first thing in the morning. But trust me. The honey keeps it from being too sour. And the ginger balances out the garlic flavor. Give it a chance. I think you’ll find that within a few days, you not only won’t mind the flavor, you’ll even look forward to it.
That’s because, within two weeks, you’re likely to notice a difference in your body. Don’t be surprised if any inflammation that may have been troubling you begins to recede, or even disappears entirely. Aches and pains may vanish. Some people even claim it reduces their cravings for sweets. By the way, you can drink this elixir up to three times per day, if you wish.
I could talk about phytonutrients, antioxidants, and natural anti-inflammatories. They’re all in there. But I’ll leave it up to you to decide for yourself. Take the Health Elixir Challenge. Drink this natural concoction every day for one month, and then let me know what changes, if any, you’ve experienced in your health. I’m betting you will feel better. I look forward to hearing from you!
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