Earlier this week, I found myself coming down with early signs of a cold. Since I avoid taking medication as much as possible, I traded in cough syrup and throat lozenges for sleep, hot yoga, and lots of nutrient-dense foods including my secret weapon: RAW GARLIC
Garlic is a powerful antioxidant, antibiotic, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial. For best results, wait about 15 minutes after you peel and crush the garlic before eating it. [Warning: Side effects may include stinky garlic breath...a small price to pay for getting your health back on track! To freshen up your breath, eat some parsley.]
Believe it or not, I felt fantastic when I woke up the next morning.
Thank you, Garlic :)
While tasty, this dipping sauce is not for the faint of heart. Between the garlic and the ginger, my mouth was on fire and I was SWEATING. That said, I would recommend cutting down on the amount of garlic and ginger if you prefer a milder sauce. However, if you are fighting a cold and want to go the natural healing route, this sauce will do the trick! Best served with my Raw Vegan Sushi or spring rolls (rice paper filled with veggies).
- 1 1/4 tbsp Tamari
- 1 1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 tsp Ginger Powder (if you have fresh ginger on hand, use that instead but start with less than 1/4 tsp and work your way up)
- 1 clove Garlic (minced)
- Combine tamari, apple cider vinegar and dijon in a small bowl and mix with a small whisk or spoon
- Add ginger and minced garlic. Mix well.
- Serve immediately
[To add more garlic into your diet when you feel that cold coming on, try my Flu Fighting Tea]