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12 Drinks that will help in boosting immunity

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12 Drinks that will help in boosting immunity

Dt. Saira Khan 31 Mar 2020 214 Views

(1)Watermelon, mint and lime juice

Watermelon, mint and lime juice is an immune boosting drink because it contains a highly beneficial, naturally occurring chemical called lycopene. Lycopene gives watermelon and tomatoes their bright red colour but it is also a powerful antioxidant and supports the immune system and therefore helps prevent illness.

Ingredients:

  • Watermelon- 5-6 cups(cut into cubes,remove seeds)
  • Lemon juice- 2
  • Mint- handful

Method:

  • Place everything in a blender and blend till smooth.
  • If desired strain juice.
  • Pour into glass and serve

(2)Orange, kiwi and tomato juice

Orange, kiwi and tomato juice are also great for the immune system because of their rich vitamin C content. Vitamin C not only supports the joints and overall skin health, it also helps the immune system defend itself against infections and viruses.

Ingredients:

  • Orange- 2 (peeled)
  • Kiwi- 1 (peeled, cut into cubes)
  • Tomato- 2 (cut into cubes)
  • Basil leaves- 6nos
  • Chia seeds- ½ tsp

Method:

  • Place all ingredients in a juicer
  • Serve immediately.

(3)Carrot juice

As well as consuming lots of fruits and herbs, another way to support the immune system is to provide it with vegetables. Carrot juice have a special supportive role when it comes to the health ofour immune function, aiding it in its fight against viruses and allergies.

Ingredients:

  • Carrots-200 gms
  • Ginger- ½ inch piece
  • Orange- 1 (peeled and deseeded)
  • Pear- 1 (cut into cubes and deseeded)
  • Rock salt- a pinch

Method:

  • Add all ingredients in a juicer.
  • Put juice in a glass and sprinkle rock salt.
  • Serve fresh.

(4) Apple and spinach smoothie

Apple and spinach are also loaded with antioxidants. Spinach is rich in vit C and extremely good for immunity.

Ingredients:

  • Baby spinach- 2 handfuls
  • Apple- 1 (cut into cubes)
  • Cucumber- 1 small (cut into cubes)
  • Water- as required/ unsweetened milk
  • Chia seeds- 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tbsp

Method:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Process until completely smooth.
  • serve immediately.

(5)Kale, broccoli and spinach juice

It’s so good for our immune system. These vegetables are bursting with vitamins A, K, C (amongst other vitamins), calcium, copper, potassium and magnesium.

Ingredients:

  • Kale and spinach mixture- 1 cup
  • Green apple- 1
  • Water- as required
  • Broccoli florettes- ½ cup ( lightly steamed)

Method:

  • Mix all ingredients in a blender, blend till smooth.
  • Strain if required.
  • Serve immediately.

(6)Apple carrot and orange juice

Carrots, apples and oranges are a winning combination for helping our body to protect itself and fight off infections.

Ingredients:

  • Carrots- 2 (cut into cubes)
  • Apple- 1 (cut into cubes)
  • Orange- 1 (peeled)

Method:

  • place all the ingredients in juicer.
  • Blend it, serve  chilled.

(7)Orange grape fruit juice

Vitamin C has antioxidant and other properties that protect our cells from substances that damage the body and helps to increase immunity.

Ingredients:

  • Oranges- 2 (peeled)
  • Grapefruit- 1(cut into cubes)
  • Lemon- ½
  • Mint leaves- few

Method:

  • Peel citrus fruit and cut into quarters.
  • Add all ingredients in a juicer.
  • Serve chilled.

(8)Beet, carrot, ginger and turmeric juice

This fortifying juice of vegetables help to increase immune system and decrease inflammatory symptoms and it’s a great detox juice also.

Ingredients:

  • Beetroot- 1 medium size(peeled and chopped)
  • Carrots- 3 medium size(chopped)
  • Orange- 1 medium(peeled, remove seeds)
  • Lemon- ½ (seeds remove)
  • Fresh turmeric- 5 gms
  • Ginger- 5 gms
  • Black pepper powder- ¼ tsp

Method:

  • Pass all the ingredients through juicer.
  • Stir black pepper powder and serve immediately.

(9)Strawberry and mango juice

The vitamin E from the mangos add extra antioxidant benefits to enhance ones  immune system.

Ingredients:

  • Mango- (peeled and chopped)
  • Orange juice- ½ cup
  • Pure honey- 1tsp
  • Fresh strawberries- 10 (cut into half)
  • lemon juice-1 tsp
  • Flax seeds- ½ tsp
  • Mint- few

Method:

  • In a juicer add all ingredients and blend till smooth
  • Serve immediately

(10)Watermelon juice

Not only watermelon helps to improve immune system, but it also can help relieve muscle soreness. Muscle soreness is a common symptom of the flu.

Ingredients:

  • Watermelon- ½ medium size (peeled, deseeded and chopped)
  • Mint leaves- 1 tbsp
  • Black salt- as per taste
  • Chat masala- ¼ tsp
  • Chia seeds- ½ tsp

Method:

  • In a blender add watermelon and mint leaves.
  • Don’t add water, blend well.
  • Pour juice in a glass and sprinkle black salt and chat masala from top.
  • Garnish juice with mint leaves, serve immediately.

(11)Pineapple and kale green juice:

Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which works as a digestive aid, helping to break down protein from large food molecules into smaller peptides.

Ingredients:

  • Kale leaves 5 large
  • Basil leaves 5 large
  • Handful of parsley
  • Cubed pineapple 2 cups
  • Cucumber 1 medium
  • Ginger, peeled 2 inch
  • Lemon, peeled 1

Method:

  • Rinse all fruits and veggies.
  • Cut up pineapple and set aside 2 cups.
  • Cut up 1/3 cucumber.
  • Slice off a 2-inch of ginger root and peel.
  • Slice peeled lemon in half.
  • Add all ingredients to the juicer.

(12)Spinach lettuce and kale juice

A vegetable-based green juice is a powerhouse of nutrients for a strong immune system.

Ingredients:

  • Celery- 2 medium stalks
  • Kale leaves- 2
  • Spinach- 1 cup
  • Green apple- ½ medium size
  • Cucumber- ½ medium size
  • Lemon- ½ (remove seeds)
  • Ginger- 1 inch piece

Method:

  • Put all ingredients in a juicer.
  • Serve immediately.

Water is essential to keep our immune system healthy as it keeps us hydrated and can even encourage healthy skin. Drinking water regularly also helps to flush out all toxins from the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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