Winter is here! If you feel like you are starting to get a cold or getting sick, here is a simple quick video recipe tip for you. Try this yogic recipe for Ginger, Garlic, & Onion Toast for Immune Strength. This is something that my family loves to eat, particularly in winter if any of them start to feel Sick. Even my 9 year old daughter loves it!
The trinity roots/herbs garlic, onions and ginger are a powerhouse combo good for just about anything that ails you. In the below video I show you a simple toast recipe to easily eat these powerful antioxidant, blood purifying, detoxifying, and immune strengthening foods.
I hope your family enjoys it as much as ours does (warning! not for the faint of stomach – like my Dad)!
Thanks to my friends at Conscious Cookery for the below write up on the benefits of Ginger, onion and garlic.
Garlic is good for just about everything, and when it comes time to build immune strength and fight off colds and flu, you definitely want it in your health arsenal. It is a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, anti-coagulant, antiviral, antibiotic, and also boosts blood circulation. Garlic does all this without creating bacterial/organism resistance. It’s been used as a gentle, persistent healer for thousands of years.
The key is persistence; you must include it in your diet on a regular basis. Add it to soups, vegetables, tofu, and grains. Knead it into your bread dough. I love to spread garlic paste (or ginger-garlic paste) on toast (this is a great way to get in your clove a day of garlic). Always use a little more garlic than your recipe calls for. By the way, kids can learn to love garlic too. Get them started with garlic bread/toast and pasta or pizza sauce. Roasted garlic is sweet and delicious.
According to Ayurveda, onion’s many properties include working to reduce inflammation, preventing/helping to resolve diarrhea, improving circulation, liquefying mucus, and purifying the blood. A saying is that one raw onion a day keeps cancer and digestive problems away. This is important to remember because according to Eastern medicine, all disease begins in the colon. Take care of yours!
Considered one of the most sattvic foods, ginger strengthens the immune system and relieves indigestion, colds, flu, fevers, headaches, belly aches, morning sickness, and menstrual cramps. It is antibacterial and increases blood circulation. As a digestive aid, it also helps to reduce gas and enhances absorption of nutrients.