By Dr. Shikha Sharma
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Healthy Drinks to boost Immunity at home

Keeping in mind the current situation and pollution we should focus on food items that naturally help us to increase our body’s immunity. To fight various diseases within our homes so here are few recipes for us that possess immunity-boosting properties. These can be easily made at home and you and your family can enjoy it. Give these especially who needs then more the old age and kids as their immune system is already weak

  1. Orange and tomato juice

Orange and tomato juice is great for the immune system because of the rich vitamin C content in them.  Vitamin C supports the joints and also overall skin health, it also supports the immune system to defend itself against various infections and viruses. Nevertheless, vitamin C also promotes the absorption of iron, another important nutrient that helps cells remain healthy and strong. So, in this way, it additionally contributes to a strong immune system. Try to choose only fresh oranges and tomatoes, put them in a juicer along with some water if needed and enjoy in the day time don’t store for a longer period.

  1. Herbal teas

Herbal teas like chamomile and green tea are also known to help the immune system as they contain phytochemicals. These chemicals have protective effects that mean they could help to fight off cold and flu viruses. Chamomile tea has anti-inflammatory properties so if you have already suffered from a sore throat or blocked nose it could help you. They could be easily made by just boiling water and adding the tea leaves or tea bags for 2-3 minutes then straining and consuming it is extremely time-saving also.

  1. Watermelon, mint and lime drink

Our first ingredient is watermelon which is essential for an immune-boosting drink because it contains a natural chemical called lycopene. Lycopene gives watermelon his bright red color and also a powerful antioxidant means it supports our immune system and therefore helps prevent illness. To make this drink you need to add watermelon cubes along with a few mint leaves and 1 teaspoon lemon juice in a blender and you can also add ice according to the weather.

  1. Carrot juice

Another way to support the immune system is to consume lots of vegetables. Carrot juice especially is rich in β-carotene which is an excellent antioxidant that is converted into vitamin A in our body. Antioxidants help to fight with free radicals in the body which can cause damage to our cells, contributing to the aging of the skin and numerous health problems. The antioxidants in carrots have a supportive role when it comes to the health of our immune function, it assists in fighting viruses and allergies. To make this juice take fresh carrots to peel then add to the blender with some water if required consume fresh.

  1. Apple and spinach smoothie

Spinach is a superb ingredient for the immune system as it is packed with vitamins which can increase the infection-fighting power of our immune system. Apple, on the other hand, has phytochemicals and antioxidants. To make this smoothie take 50 grams of spinach leaves, 1 green apple,1 date,1 tsp honey, almond milk or yogurt as required and blend it all and consume it fresh only.


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