Finals Week approaches, and so do torturous late nights of studying fueled by junk food and coffee. Finishing term papers and being prepared for finals takes a toll on your body and sleep schedule, and while a sufficient amount of sleep might be idealistic, you may not always have time.
To keep your immune system in peak form, try washing your snacks down with a boosted tonic.
Berry smoothies, carrot juice, garlic, and kale are all immune-system boosters, according to the internet. But a hot ginger drink has the benefit of doubling as a comforting tea as well — and smells better than garlic. Found on The Juicery (with a few modifications) is this “Ginger Tea Tonic.”
Whip one up this Finals Week, for maximum health.
A stick of fresh ginger
Apple cider vinegar
Honey (optional, but delicious)
- Boil a cup of water.
- Chop about one inch of the fresh ginger stick. Let steep in the boiling water for two minutes (or longer if you like a zing to your tea).
- Squeeze in fresh lemon to taste.
- Add one tablespoon of vinegar
- Add honey to taste, approximately one tablespoon.
- Add a pinch of cayenne for extra kick (make sure you’re OK with the spiciness of the ginger first).
Pour into a travel mug so it stays warm until the library closes. Then go to bed. You won’t regret it.