Winter is here. Well, about as "here" as it gets in sunny Florida. But nevertheless, flu season is in full bloom. In fact, this year's flu strain seems to punching a might wallop.
According to ABC Action News, over 700 Bostonians have been hit by the flu where there had only been 70 reported the previous year. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino was quoted saying, "This is the worst flu season we've seen since 2009, and people should take the threat of flu seriously."
So, while it may be tempting to hide out under lock and key in hopes to not catch the sniffles, one does not have to hibernate til spring to stay healthy. Dr. Oz's website suggests various natural ways to ward off the cold and flu. Garlic, lemon and honey are all good immune supports and in their good company is the mighty antioxidant, green tea. The recommendation is 2-3 cups of tea per day to help your body stay in optimum health.
A recent study looked at 198 health care workers who incorporated green tea into the daily schedule. The results showed a significant reduction to getting the flu and how much they were affected if they did get sick.
Just another reason to drink up what green tea has to offer. Best way to prepare it: Steep a tea bag in 6 oz. of boiled water for 2 to 3 minutes for the best taste.