Are you one of those people who frequently suffer from seasonal colds? Well, this drink is perfect for you.
The main ingredient of this recipe is the elderberry.
Elderberry is a storehouse of health benefiting anthocyanin antioxidants. These tiny, round blue-purple berries have been used for medical purposes
Elderberries are a low-calorie food packed with antioxidants.
100 grams of fresh berries contain 73 calories, 18.4 grams of carbs and less than 1 gram each of protein and fat. Aside from this, they also have the following nutritional benefits.
There are 7 grams of fiber per 100 grams of fresh berries, which is over one-quarter of the recommended daily intake.
High in vitamin C
Elderberries contain 6–35 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit. This accounts for up to 60% of the recommended daily intake.
Rich In Anthocyanins
Anthocyanins are strong antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effect and give the berry its dark black-purple color.
Source Of Phenolic Acids
Phenolic acids are powerful antioxidants that can help reduce the body’s damage from oxidative stress.
Source Of Flavonols
Elderberries are rich in antioxidant flavonols quercetin, isorhamnetin, and kaempferol. Research found that its flowers contain up to 10 times more flavonols than the berries.
May Improve Cold and Flu Symptoms
According to studies black elderberry extracts and flower infusions have shown to reduce the severity and length of influenza.
Results of a study have shown that taking 175-mg elderberry extract lozenges for two days can improve symptoms of flu, such as muscle aches, headache, fever, and nasal congestion.
In a study involving 60 people with influenza, 15 ml of elderberry syrup were given to them four times a day. Results showed that their symptoms have improved in two to four days.
If taken 3 times per day, capsules containing 300 mg of elderberry extract has also been found to shorten the duration of symptoms caused by the influenza virus.
A Juice Recipe That Strengthens The Immune System
This drink has antiviral properties and is perfect against, digestive problems, inflammation, and cardiovascular issues. It will make you stronger and more resistive to any medical condition.
You need the following:
450ml of liquid elderberry
4 tbsp. of lemon juice
1 tbsp. honey
In a pot, pour elderberry juice and lemon juice. Bring the mixture to boil, simmer for 30 minutes, and set aside to cool down a bit. To enhance its taste, add a tablespoon of honey and drink it while it’s still warm.