I'll start by saying that I lost the fight. But every time I start to feel a little sick I try a special drink that I really believe staves off sickness for a little longer. I'm convinced that if I were very diligent about drinking this 2-3 times a day at the first sign of cold (with me, that's a sore throat), I could actually beat it back completely. Here's the recipe. Simple, possibly effective.
Ingredients and assembly
In a mug, combine the following:
- juice of half a lemon
- generous spoonful of honey
- very generous shake of cayenne pepper. Put in what you think you can handle, then add more.
- hot water to cover.