Second Opinion Magazine
Winter Healing Drinks
Warm Grapefruit Tea
Grapefruit has a compound called naringenin that has been shown to make our insulin more effective. This tea was featured on the Martha Stewart Show (and Martha loved it!)
2 cups ruby red grapefruit juice (squeezed from 2 grapefruits) 2 to 4 tablespoons honey 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice berries Directions: In a medium pot, combine juice, honey, cinnamon, allspice, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil over high heat; strain and discard solids. Serve with a grapefruit segment or strip of zest.
1. Pour hot water over 2 teaspoons organic lemon rinds, 1 teaspoon sage, and 1/2 teaspoon thyme. (Dried or fresh herbs can be used.) 2. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. 3. Strain tea, then add juice of 1/2 lemon and 1 tablespoon honey. 4. Drink two to three cups daily for cough relief.