Instead of search for local Elderberry Syrup, I love making my own! It is so easy to make and you can save so much money, if you are like me and have a house full of kids. I go through a jar a week over the winter!
Here is my go-to recipe:
4. When honey is well mixed into the elderberry mixture, pour the syrup into a pint sized mason jar or 16 ounce glass bottle of some kind.
5. Store in the fridge. Discard un-used portion after 3 weeks.
6. Standard dose is ½ tsp to 1 tsp for kids and ½ Tbsp to 1 Tbsp for adults. During flu season or when you know you or your family has been exposed to a cold or flu virus, take a does once per day. If the flu does strike, take the normal dose every 2-3 hours instead of once a day until symptoms disappear.
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My eyes have been saved so many times by wearing these Grilling Goggles when chopping onions!
Don't let painful, watery eyes stop you from adding onions to your cooking.
They have so many health benefits.
1. They are high in nutrients, such as vitamin C and B vitamins, as well as potassium.
2. They have antioxidants, which reduce oxidative stress causing premature aging on cells and inflammation.
3. Quercetin, one of the flavonoids found in onions, has been shown to reduce inflammation, cholesterol, and triglycerides, proving to be a heart healthy food.
4. Quercetin, as well as sulfur compounds also found in onions, has also been shown to help control blood sugar in individuals with prediabetes and diabetes.
5. Food in the Allium Genus, such as onions and garlic, have cancer fighting compounds, specifically in stomach and colorectal cancers.
6. Onions are a strong antibacterial and has been shown to fight against H.Pylori, staph bacterias including MRSA, E.Coli and more.
7. Onions boost digestive health as a prebiotic food which is a non-digestible fiber that is broken down by the probiotics that live in your gut. This creates the short chain fatty acids (SCFA), acetate, propionate and butyrate. These SCFAs strengthen gut health, your immune system, reduces inflammation and enhances digestion.
8. The enhanced digestion caused by a diet high in prebiotic foods, such as onions, creates better digestion and absorption of key nutrients, such as calcium, therefore showing an increase in bone density specifically in postmenopausal women.
Rebecca Duerr, LN, CNS, CLD, APPAC is a North Carolina Licensed Nutritionist, Board Certified Nutrition Specialist, Labor Doula, Sibling Doula, Postpartum Doula, Certified HypnoBirthing® Educator, Evidenced Based Birth® Instructor, and Placenta Processing Specialist at Mindful Family Wellness, LLC. You can find Rebecca at: Mindful Family Wellness