As many of us learned from the past week or two, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is as serious as it gets. Although a healthy immune system won’t protect us from all ailments, it does reduce our risk of catching every flu, cold, and virus that goes around. That is why we have selected our top 5 drinks that will boost your immune system to keep you strong through these challenging times.
- Beet, carrot, ginger, and turmeric juice
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This filling juice has four root vegetables that’ll help your immune system and decrease inflammatory symptoms. Inflammation is often an immune response to infections. It can cause flu or cold symptoms like a runny nose, coughs, and body aches. And what perfect time than now to protect yourself from getting a virus.
- Vitamins A, C, and E
- 1 medium beet, peeled and chopped
- 3 medium carrots, well-scrubbed and chopped
- 1 medium blood orange (or any juice orange), rind, pith and seeds removed
- ½ a lemon, rind, pith and seeds removed
- 2 inch piece/10g turmeric root
- 1 inch piece/10g fresh ginger
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- Pass all the ingredients up through the cayenne pepper through a juicer.
- Stir in a pinch of cayenne pepper and a pinch of black pepper and serve immediately over ice.
- Spinach, lettuce, and kale smoothie
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This vegetable-based green juice is all you need for a strong immune system that protects your body from viruses. It is a combination of powerhouse nutrients and yes it might be green and scary but it’s doesn’t taste that bad.
- Vitamins A, C, and B-6
- 2 medium stalks celery
- 4 romaine heart leaves or 2 outer leaves
- 2 kale leaves
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 medium green apple
- 1/2 medium cucumber
- 1/2 lemon rind and pith removed
- 1 slice ginger the size of a quarter
- Feed ingredients into juicer and juice.
- Herbal tea
Both chamomile and green tea are also thought to help the immune system because they contain phytochemicals. These chemicals have protective properties meaning they could help to see off cold and flu viruses. However, chamomile tea also has anti-inflammatory properties so if you’re already suffering from a sore throat or blocked nose this could help. Therefore, in order to keep your immune system strong swap your usual black tea or espresso for one of these teas.
- Vitamin D, C and A
- Apple, carrot, and orange juice
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This is a winning combination for helping your body protect itself and fight off infections. It’s not just good for you but also quite delicious since the tartness of the green apple really cuts through the sweetness of the carrots and oranges.
- Vitamins A, B-6, and C
- Folic acid
- 2 large organic carrots tops trimmed
- 1 organic Granny Smith apple cut into quarters
- 1 Naval orange quartered and peeled
- Special equipment: Juicer
- Place the ingredients into the juicer according to the manufacturer's directions.
- Drink or place in a tightly sealed glass container and refrigerate immediately. Keeps for about two days.
- Orange and grapefruit juice
Vitamin C has antioxidant and other properties that protect your cells from substances that damage the body. A deficiency of vitamin C can lead to delayed wound healing, inability to properly fight infections, and impaired immune response. So a glass of this Vitamin C punch a day will keep you safe for sure.
- Vitamins A, B-6, and C
- Folic acid
- 2 navel oranges
- 1 grapefruit
- 4 clementine oranges
- 1/2 lemon
- Peel the citrus fruits and cut into quarters.
- Juice all the citrus fruits.
- Mix well and serve chilled.
In conclusion: There are studies showing, for example, that people who take higher doses of vitamin C (1000 mg per day) may be at lower risk of getting upper respiratory infections. So let’s do what we can to protect us and our families. Drink up your vitamins people and stay at home!
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