Amidst the global concern over coronavirus, we need all the help we can get to ward off the disease and strengthen our immune system. Because our immune system is continuously active, fighting off germs and viruses it needs a sufficient supply of vitamins and minerals to keep it up and going.
Let’s check out these nutrient-rich drinks you can prepare every day to enhance your disease-fighting abilities and give you a refreshing boost at any time of the day. Don’t worry, they taste amazing, too!
1. The Citrus Hero Mix (Orange & Grapefruit)
Both these fruits contain an impressive amount of vitamin C, antioxidant and other nutrients that shield your cells from damage. This provides your body with the ability to resist infection and facilitate immune response.
2. Strawberry – Mango Marvel
This sweet mocktail duet will not only satisfy your cravings for a bottomless source of vitamin C, A, and E but also packs enough nutritional punch to help boost your immune system. Use either fresh or frozen fruits, depending on what’s available!
3. Super Watermelon
Possibly the easiest on this list to juice because of its abundant water content, this super fruit helps strengthen your immune system and provides some relief for muscle soreness, a symptom that commonly comes with the flu.
As this offers a great amount of vitamin A and C, you can also mix it with apple or any plain fruit that do not have as much vitamin A.
4. Chai & Mighty
This migh-TEA comes in a blend of green or black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, clove, fennel, and black pepper. These herbs together help enhance your immune cells, boost energy and vitality, reduce inflammation, and protect against viruses and bacteria. Keep your chai unsweetened to maximize benefit!
5. Dynamic Trio: Apple, Orange, & Carrot
This winning trio assists your body in fighting off infections and provides anti-inflammatory benefits. Get an abundance of potassium, vitamins A, B6, and C, and folic acid. Blend this trio for a nutritious drink that will excite your taste buds and awaken your senses.
If you don’t own a juicer, you can also use a blender! Just add a cup of coconut water or non-fat milk to get the machine going. But if you’re into blended smoothies, all the better as that gets more fiber into your drink.