ER physician Dr. Travis Stork shares top tips for avoiding the flu. But if you do catch the virus, try his special Emergen-Tea recipe — a sweet and spicy green tea drink to help you heal faster!
The anti-inflammatory properties of green tea are associated with increased immune function, while cayenne pepper increases circulation and encourages sweating, which can help break a fever. Lastly, a Tel Aviv University study found that honey is effective at suppressing coughs, which in turn promotes proper sleep – essential to your immune system.
• 2 teaspoons green tea leaves
• Pinch of cayenne pepper
• 2 cups steamed water
• 2 teaspoons honey
• Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
• Steep tea leaves to a desired strength.
• Add cayenne pepper and honey.
• Stir and enjoy!