Drinks To Strengthen Your Immune System
Our immune system works constantly on figuring out which cells belong to your body and which don’t. This simply means it needs a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to keep you energetic and healthy. As the second wave of COVID-19 is wreaking havoc in the country, it is extremely important to take all precautionary measures.
It is also crucial to follow a healthy diet and immunity boosters to prevent it as well. According to many studies on COVID-19 people with better immune systems are good at fighting against infections.
If you also want to be one with a good immune system, here are some excellent 8 homemade drinks that will not only help you to stay fit but also strengthen your overall immune system. The best part about making them is, all the ingredients are easily available in your kitchen.
As the name suggests, it is made by adding turmeric, honey, and a little amount of lemon juice. Due to the presence of curcumin compounds in turmeric, it modulates the immune system and its strong anti-inflammatory properties can help to fight against inflammation and pain as well.
All you need to do is boil a tablespoon of turmeric powder with water for about 15-20 minutes and serve it warm by adding a little amount of lemon juice and honey.
This is another simple and easiest homemade drink with zero hassle which helps in treating sore throat and cough but also helps in keeping your respiratory tract hydrated and fights off extra mucus.
All you need to do is, boil three to four cups of water in a pan and add grated ginger, one inch of cinnamon stick, three garlic cloves, and one spoon of mint juice and lemon juice. As it blends, cool it for a few minutes and add a teaspoon of honey and drink warm.
Homemade kadhas are prepared with common ingredients that are available in our kitchen. This is considered as one of the most traditional drinks consumed by people to boost immunity. It is also extremely beneficial in treating common health issues like cold, flu.
All you need to do is boil 3-4 cups of water by adding basil, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, carom seeds, turmeric, and black pepper. Serve them warm by filtering them, you can also add honey or jaggery for better taste.
A Berry Smoothie
Berries are considered as immune-boosting ingredients because they contain antioxidants and vitamin C. Even though you can snack on them throughout the day, making them a great smoothie is an excellent way to reap all its benefits as you can mix up a few different varieties to create one healthy and tasty drink.
Carrots are rich in b-carotene which is an antioxidant that is converted into vitamin A in the body. Antioxidants help in fighting against free radicals in the body that cause damage to cells, contributing to aging skin and health problems. However, antioxidants in carrots play a supportive role when it comes to the health of the immune system.
A green smoothie is perfect for summer, as it is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, Folic acid, and other antioxidants that prevent inflammation and help the body to fight against infections.
All you need to do is, take some spinach, mango, pineapple, lemon juice, freshly chopped ginger, yogurt, or almond milk, and blend them all in a blender or mixer. Serve them cold.
All the ingredients used in preparing masala tea are available in your kitchen. The tea does not only boosts your immunity but is also rich in antioxidants, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties. The phytonutrients present in raw honey have antibacterial and antiviral properties that boost the immune system and fight sickness.
All you need to do is boil 3-4 cups of water by adding grated ginger, cinnamon, peppercorns, cloves, cardamom, and tulsi for about 30 minutes. Filter the water and serve it by adding a little bit of honey.
Apple And Spinach Smoothie
Spinach is another super ingredient for your immune system, it is a good source of antioxidants and vitamin C which plays a prominent role in increasing the infection-fighting ability of the immune system.
Apart from making it smoothie by adding apples, you can also add it directly to a variety of meals like curries and salads. However, it’s equally tasty as a drink. So, just give it a try and you'll love it!
These are simple and homemade drinks you can do in your home. Please give them a try and stay healthy.