It’s that time of the year when we hear sniffling and coughing all around us. Our immune system is constantly working to keep us healthy and alive, and when it falters, we tend to get sick. Sickness occurs when the body is out of balance.
Because there is no perfect state of balance or health, at every moment our body is adjusting to:
Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) in Manhattan offers classes and workshops all aimed at teaching health-supportive cooking to the next generation of professional and home chefs. While there are many factors that play into how our immune systems work, including genetics, how we handle stress, our eating and exercise habits, and the environment around us, here are some healthy habits from NGI to keep in mind for when your immune system seems underrun.
Puree almonds, turmeric, and ginger with water in Vitamix until smooth. Strain milk through fine chinois.
Transfer milk to 1-gallon pot. Bring milk mixture to simmer over medium flame (to infuse flavors). Turn off heat and add pepper, cinnamon, and maple syrup to taste.