The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the health and immune system; hence it has become our utmost priority to go an extra mile to take care of our heath. Immune system is constantly in a war with different pathogens and diseases. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when bolstered by healthy-living strategies.
Following are some immunity-enhancing nutrient drinks so you can start your mornings off to boost your body’s natural defenses.
1) Kadha/Herbal Drink:
It’s mom’s secret formula containing herbs and spices, mostly to build up your immunity.
- 5-6 Tulsi / holy basil Leaves
- 2-3 cloves
- 1-2 black cardamom
- 2-3 cardamom
- 3 tsp honey
- 1-2 cinnamon
- ¼ black pepper
- 5 grams ginger
- Water as required
- Crush Tulsi/ holy basil and place them in a bowl.
- Lightly pound black cardamom, green cardamom and place them in the same bowl.
- Add ginger, black pepper and cloves in the same bowl.
- Take a pan and heat 1.5 cups of water and then along with the other ingredients in the bowl. Let it boil.
- After we boil it, strain and pour in the cup and include 3 tsp of honey. Drink warm.
It works in boosting immunity. Also, many of these in combinations enhance consumption of micronutrients like vitamins and minerals. It is simple to prepare as all the ingredients are accessible in your kitchen.
2) Green juice:
This beverage is a rich source of many nutrients and plant compounds that support heart health, digestion, and immunity.
- 1 bowl of spinach
- 1 bowl of carrot
- 1 tomato chopped
- ½beetroot chopped
- Pinch of black salt
- ¼ tsp powder
Place all the ingredients in a mixer with ice cubes (optional) and blend it until smooth. Consume immediately.
Spinach contains many antioxidants like Vitamin C, beta carotene, which may build up the infection -fighting ability of our immune systems. Beetroot is a substantial source of fiber folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C.
3) Apricot and strawberry smoothie:
A combination of fresh apricots and strawberries perfectly blended in a healthy yet tasty manner.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ¼ almond milk or cashew milk
- 2 fresh apricots, pitted and sliced
Blend the strawberries, apricots and almond milk or cashew milk. Your drink is ready to serve.
Apricots are rich in a group of polyphenol antioxidants called flavonoids to shield against viruses, including diabetes and heart disease. Strawberries are an outstanding source of vitamin C and manganese likewise have adequate amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium.
Along with these drinks, you can still upgrade your immune system by regular exercise, sufficient sleep, reduce stress and a healthy diet. General good-health guidelines are the sole best step you can take towards naturally keeping your immune system function perfectly.
Stay Healthy and Happy with these three drinks 😊