The Chinese have known for a long time that Loquat is an excellent expectorant, and have long used Pei Pa Koa Cough Syrup to help clear the throat. This useful syrup has been given the thumbs up by Men’s Health, who have also named us as their recommended supplier!
Best for increased VO2 max
Loquat, 1 serving per day
This fruit – similar to a peach – gives you an athletic advantage by reducing the mucus in your lungs, which helps to clear your airways for improved performance when measured as VO2 Max (the maximum volume of oxygen your body can use efficiently). The more oxygen you can get inside you, the better your respiratory system will work and the further – and faster – you’ll be able to run.
Research in the Journal of Natural Products found that its powerful anti-viral properties were sufficient to ward off colds – which is something to remember as the season of snuffles approaches.
Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa, 300ml for £7 from waiyeehong.com.