Ah, Fall in Minnesota! The gorgeous colors of the leaves above the Mississippi River, warm woolen sweaters taken out of storage, apples fresh from the orchard, children skipping home from school... and viruses and germs galore! Here are my home remedies for treating what ails us this season;
chicken soup prior to simmering for many hours:
Chicken soup is called upon throughout the world for its healing properties and comforting taste. A well-known > study found this age old folk-wisdom cure may have a scientific explanation. Chicken soup has long been used to heal many ailments throughout various cultures, and > here is a study which found it may even help treat high-blood pressure. Whatever the science behind this traditional food, chicken soup deserves a revered place on everyone's kitchen table this cold and flu season, if simply for it's taste and > high nutrient content.
If you need help encouraging your children to eat chicken soup, read them > Maurice Sendak's Chicken Soup with Rice!
For symptomatic relief of coughs and cold I love the taste of > this organic elderberry and honey syrup. The only ingredients in this remedy are real foods, including elderberry, honey and apple cider vinegar. I found it at one of my favorite > local coops.
My food of choice for maintaining excellent health is kimchi, which I buy at my local coop or Asian grocery store (check labels to make sure the kimchi you buy does not contain MSG). I'm lucky to love the taste of this spicy, traditional Korean dish which is known to have many > health benefits, and is also super yummy! The latest issue of > Saveur Magazine even has kimchi on its cover as "Korea's miracle food", with numerous recipes for making your own kimchi.
So eat real food this season, for the health and joy of it!
*Please remember, I'm just a mom who likes to cook and take care of my family, I'm not a doctor of anything! Please do your own research and consult a qualified health care professional if you are in need of medical care.
I am happy to have this post be apart of > Gnowfglins Tuesday Twister carnvial and > Real Food Wednesday hosted by > Cheeseslave.