A healthy body leads to a healthy life. This is not a mere phrase but a truth we should all embrace and understand.
A healthy body requires a healthy immune system, but what exactly does immune system do?
The immune system is the self defense mechanism of our body that protects us every day, every second from various infections. It is so fascinating to know that we possess such a system, which is like a huge force protecting the body against the foreign bodies. The soldiers in this system are known as antibodies, which travel through our blood stream all over to fight outsiders. Whenever there is an emergency call at times of injury to the body in the form of cold, flu, hypersensitivity, these antibodies of various cadres respond together to fight the situation and deliver to the best of their capabilities.
Lack of nourishment may lead to a lower performance of the immune system and thus the effects will be serious, for e.g. getting a cold or fever is a sign that one’s immune system has fallen weak and couldn’t fight the foreign bodies. Therefore, there is a need to boost the immune system and is a very important task as no one likes to bear cold, fever, flu every now and then. Cold is not cured by a vapour balm; it is cured by the immune system itself.
So, how to boost the immune system? Right from the ancient times, when medicines were not available, as it is now in this modern world, there has been an extensive use of natural products for cure and protection from every illness that prevailed during that period. To quote, ginger and garlic were two of those products that helped people protect themselves from various infections.
All you need to have is one juicer and a few ingredients. Here are some of the best immune system booster juices, which will rejuvenate the immune system and will help replacing the older and weaker soldiers with newer and stronger ones.
You can choose the one that works for your palate!
1. Citrus Fruit Juice:
All the citrus fruits are loaded with Vitamin C, which is a great immune system booster. The advantage of citrus juice is that citrus fruits, such as lemons and oranges are readily available and it takes very less time to prepare the juice. Vitamin C also has anti-oxidant and antimicrobial properties that help protect your body. This juice, particularly maintains the acid alkali balance in your body which in turn makes you less susceptible or prone to illness.
2. Ginger Garlic Juice:
Well, the name might seem like an ingredient of a dish, but when the same made in the form of a juice, it becomes an extensive immune system booster. From thousands of years ginger and garlic are being used to protect the body against infections. The volatile component of the above is the main ingredient that boosts the immune system. Blocked sinuses are cleared within no time by this volatile component. If the taste is too much to bear, you can very well reduce the concentration of the ginger and garlic with an addition of two or three apples to get a sweet taste.
3. Punchy Punch:
This is a blend of a few of the immune system booster ingredients, which can be brought together to make one of the most effective immunity booster juice.
The ingredients include: 1 orange, 1 apple, 1 grapefruit, 1 pear and 1 sweet potato.
All of it can be blended in a juicer or a mixer grinder with an addition of sugar to taste. Also, to enhance its immunity boosting properties, add 1 teaspoon of turmeric. Turmeric has a lot of health benefits and some of them include its anti-oxidant, anti inflammatory, anti bacterial and detoxifying properties. It adds iron, zinc and magnesium, which are indeed very important components of the body cycles.
Thus, this punchy punch can be called supercharger or a turbo that can be added to the body.
4. Liv Boost:
Here’s another drink that can indirectly help to boost the immune system. This recipe includes ingredients that will boost the liver to flush toxins out of the body and in turn boost the immune system. The ingredients include broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. The juice made out of each individual ingredient may be too concentrated and therefore can be diluted using apple juice in order to have a blend suitable to the tongue. The ingredients have a rich source of vitamins and trace elements that are essential for the body.
5. C&C Blend:
The name itself suggests that it is a mix up of two potential immune system boosters; which are Carrot and Cranberry fruit. Both of them are a rich source of Vitamin B complex (an essential vitamin). Carrot contributes potassium, iron, and sodium and phosphorous that helps improve the liver functioning and also relaxes the nervous system. On the other hand, cranberry has rich source of flavonoids (anti oxidants) and Vitamin C. It also helps prevent various heart diseases and has a cleansing effect on the urinary system. This blend is thus definitely a potent drink to boost the immune system.
Why use medication for ailments when your immune system can do the job? Just give it a boost with these juices and stay healthy!
Do you drink juice regularly? Which is your favourite juice? Share with us in the comments section.