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Scoop Of Sorbet A Day Will Keep The Doctor Away?

Sniffling and sneezing? Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams' Influenza Sorbet could help.


Photo: Courtesy of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

According to Jeni Britton Bauer, her Influenza Sorbet clears nasal passages, eases a sore throat and soothes the body -- so eat up!

You don’t need the CDC to tell you it’s flu season, and this year is particularly bad.

We all know the drill. In order to stay healthy, get plenty of rest, drink fluids, wash your hands and eat sorbet.

That’s right, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has released a seasonal Influenza Sorbet with cayenne pepper, ginger, lemon and orange juice, Makers Mark bourbon and honey.

Ginger is used as an anti-inflammatory and for stomach issues, the capsaicin in cayenne helps clear the nasal passages, the lemon and orange juices are commonly consumed for their vitamins (and flavor), and the honey coats a sore throat.

Using food-based cures is hardly new — elderberry syrup is used to treat colds and the flu, and peppermint calms an upset stomach. Capsaicin is also being tested as a topical cream for arthritis.

Jeni Britton Bauer’s Influenza Sorbet is based off of a hot drink her family made when she was a kid — whiskey and all. Although it won’t cure the flu, she says it sure will make you feel better.

Read More:

  • Influenza Sorbet: Cold Remedy Comes in Dessert Form (ABC News)
  • 10 Foods to Eat When You Have The Flu (WebMD)
  • 4 natural food cures: Eat your way to good health (TODAY)
Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Chicago. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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