When it comes to power foods, elderberry towers above other berries reputed to boost the defense system. Important during cold and flu season especially, elderberries also brew into a delicious tea. Though you may not be aware that you consume flavonoids every day, they make up the largest group of phytochemicals, and are a vital part of maintaining health as we age. (They like to eat up free radicals while supplying antioxidants.) Flavonoids are found in the colorful fruits and vegetables on your plate, so even if you’ve never heard of the word flavonoid, they’ve been helping you out your entire life.
- Recommended temperature: 205°
- Cover and steep to taste.
- Remove tea bag and enjoy!