Under the weather

My daughter is feeling under the weather this weekend 😦 She has some sort of virus. So we are going to be trying several things to help her.
1. Coconut water- this has lots of electrolytes in it, which will help her keep hydrated. It is a great healthy alternative to Gatorade. It can usually be found in the health food section of a normal store. Beware if you aren’t a huge fan of coconut you may not like the water. The upside is that you can buy naturally flavored coconut water such as acai berry, tangerine, pineapple, peach mango, etc. These taste very good, however you may have to go to a specialty store (i.e. Whole Foods, or a natural health store).

2. Elderberry syrup- There are several brands of this type of syrup ranging from the 365 (Whole foods) to Sambucus. This can help clear up the congestion that causes coughs.

3.Cod Liver Oil- I know what you are thinking- yum!! But grandma and great grandma are right nothing beats good old fashion cod liver oil! Visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod_liver_oil”> for more information about cod liver oil.

4. Broth- homemade broth is full of vitamins an minerals that are essential for healthy living. It warms you from the inside out, and in general is a great comfort food. Please make your own! It only takes a few minutes of your time to get it started, then you leave it cook while you can do other things. Don’t want to leave it on the stove because you need to go out? No problem! I have made small batches in my crock pot, and large in my roaster oven 🙂 It saves money, tastes better, and you don’t have to worry about unwanted junk in it!! So happy cooking!

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