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Try this delicious elderberry lemonade for an immunity boost! It’s refreshing and oh so delicious!
This elderberry lemonade is the perfect way to boost your immune system. Sick season is upon us and the amazing benefits of Elderberry has been keeping us healthy.
Here is a little background on what the elderberry can do.
“Elderberries have a long history as an organic cure for a variety of ailments, including the common cold, flu, sinus issues, allergies, immune conditions, and even cancer.
The elderberry is renowned for helping improve cold and flu symptoms within a matter of hours. When this super berry is consumed within the first forty-eight hours of onset cold and flu symptoms, it shortens the duration of these symptoms by an average of four days compared to other cold and flu medicines on the market. Several studies have demonstrated elderberry extract is highly effective in relieving flu-like symptoms due to the flavonoids in the berry’s extract that bind to the H1N1 human influenza virus and the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Elderberries are also rich in antioxidants and are an excellent immune system booster due to their chemical compounds called anthocyanins, which have immunostimulant effects. Overall, elderberry extract has proven to be a safe, efficient, and cost-effective cold and flu treatment that is considered a more natural or organic choice compared to other over-the-counter medications.”
So now you know the benefits, what in the world do you do with it? You can take it alone or you can put it in this yummy lemonade below. You want to make sure you get a high quality syrup to maximize the benefits, I like this syrup which you can find online.
Change it up and use limeade instead. You can put the syrup in hot lemon tea as well which is delicious too. Regardless, soak up the benefits of this magic syrup!
How to Make Elderberry Lemonade
- 1 1/4 Cups Fresh Lemon Juice
- 5 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- Elderberry Syrup (2 teaspoons per 2 cup glass)
- Combine lemon juice, water, sugar and honey and mix to combine.
- Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Place ice in your serving glasses. Pour 2 teaspoons elderberry syrup on top of ice. Pour two cups lemonade on top of the syrup. Stir to combine and serve.
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