One of the most heinous parts of getting a cold is the sore throat. I dread having to swallow or eat because I don’t want anything to touch the painful tissue in the back of my throat. And of course once my throat is sore, I don’t want to talk because I sound like a manly imitation of myself. Some Americans will reach for a cough drop. You know what cough drops are right? They are sugar, artificial dyes, and a little short-acting menthol to numb your throat. I don’t know about you, but I’m not into eating sugar or artificial dyes... especially when I am sick.
Unfortunately colds and coughs can linger for up to 2 weeks at a time. This can really upset your throat and voice. Another hassle, is that your nose usually gets stuffed up, so you have to breath through your mouth. This causes even more drying and pain for your throat. Basically your throat feels like a battlefield unless you keep it lubricated with something hot and calming.
The healthier and healing option is warm soup. Having something warm to lubricate your throat is the perfect remedy to painful swallowing and coughing. I keep little packets of MycoPhyto Vegetable Soup Mix in my purse and in the car during the cold winter months.
They are individual servings and all you have to do is add hot water. This soup isn’t your ordinary little mix. It is actually full of medicinal mushrooms and extracts. These mushrooms have been grown alongside powerful herbs thus creating phytonutrient synergy.
MycoPhyto is part of my Winter Wellness Kit 2.0!
Here are some of my favorite recipes using MycoPhyto vegetable soup packets:
Simple MycoPhyto Soup
Step 1: Add one packet to 1.5 cup hot water. Add a splash of tamari (wheat free soy-sauce).
Step 2: Enjoy!
Ginger MycoPhyto Soup
Step 1: Cut up a 2 inch piece of ginger.
Step 2: Simmer in 2 cups of water for 20 minutes.
Step 3: Discard the ginger chunks. Add 1 packet MycoPhyto vegetable soup.
MycoPhyto Mineral Broth
Pour 8 cups of filtered water in a pot.
- 1 onion, sliced
- 3 carrots, each one cut in half
- 5 celery stalks
- ½ bunch of parsley
- 4 cloves of garlic
Simmer all ingredients in the pot for 2-4 hours. Strain off and discard the vegetables. When you are ready to eat, add 1 packet of MycoPhyto to each serving of your mineral broth.
Interested in learning more about some of the specific mushrooms in the MycoPhyto Vegetable Soup Mix? Here's a list of benefits each of them offer:
(Coriolus) Coriolus versicolor (aka Trametes versicolor): Researchers have isolated and identified two substances (PSP & PSK) which offer significant support for the immune system.
(Reishi) Ganoderma lucidum: This mushroom is particularly good for cardiovascular health and also offers benefits for cellular health, respiratory health and more.
(Agaricus) Agaricus blazei: Supports the immune system, cardiovascular health and metabolic balance.
(Cordyceps) Cordyceps Sinensis isolate: This unique fungi boasts a long history of uses to support the immune system, respiratory health, vital energy and more.
(Umbellatus) Polyporus umbellatus: This mushroom contains bioactive compounds that are shown to support cellular health and the immune system.
(Maitake) Grifola frondosa: Supports immunity, healthy blood sugar, cardiovascular health and metabolic balance.
Information from EcoNugenics.com
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