During colds, flu epidemics and acute respiratory infections, vitamin drinks, especially cranberry and lingonberry fruit drinks, are very popular. Their anti-inflammatory properties have been known for a long time, so they are successfully used in traditional medicine.
- - fresh or frozen cranberries 0.4-0.5 kg;
- - sugar 0, 15 kg;
- - water 2 l.
In terms of vitamin C content, cranberries can be compared with lemon or grapefruit, they contain a whole range of useful minerals, B vitamins, trace elements, 0 and it also has unique antiseptic properties. It is customary to use this berry for hypovitaminosis, influenza and acute respiratory infections as an antipyretic, diaphoretic and anti-inflammatory agent.
The most affordable way to avoid vitamin deficiency and relieve the manifestations of a cold is to drink cranberry juice. This drink perfectly tones, refreshes, improves mental and physical activity, stimulates natural immunity, and improves the body's resistance to infections. In addition, cranberry juice also has a diuretic effect, perfectly relieves swelling, cleanses the kidneys and the gastrointestinal tract from toxins.
If possible, you need to buy cranberries during the harvest season - in the fall, at which time the price for it is quite reasonable. Cranberries can be stored frozen for a long time without losing their qualities. In winter, cranberries can be purchased in markets, in stores - they are sold by weight or packaged in small packages - 400-500 g.
After purchasing frozen cranberries, you need to rinse them in warm water and defrost them. The berries are crushed with a blender and squeezed through a sieve; you can crush them with a wooden spoon or squeeze cranberry juice in a juicer. To prepare one batch of fruit drink, you will need 400-500 g of berries.
The squeezed juice should be set aside for now. In a saucepan with a volume of 3 liters, you need to pour 2 liters of water, add 150 g of sugar and cake from berries, bring to a boil, pour in squeezed juice. Then you need to remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool for 10-15 minutes, after which the fruit drink is ready for use. It is very important to add cranberry juice at the end of the fruit drink preparation in order to maximize the beneficial properties of cranberries.
You can drink fruit drink warm or chilled, adding honey to the drink for colds. In this case, it is important that the patient does not have an allergic reaction to this product. A warm drink is preferable because its antipyretic effect occurs faster and the effect is more significant.
Cranberry juice can be very useful during pregnancy, when women do not want to take medications. Morse will help eliminate morning sickness, help relieve swelling, help normal digestion of food, normalize blood composition and capillary elasticity, and help the body recover quickly after childbirth.