With flu season upon us and everyone passing colds around, it’s important to build up your immunity to give your body the best chance at fighting these common illnesses. No one likes to be ill, but it often feels unavoidable. However, there are ways to boost your immune system by eating the right foods.
Often, it can be time-consuming to plan and cook meals packed with fruits and vegetables, but picking up a juice is a quick and easy solution to make sure you get enough vitamins and minerals. But what are the best juices to drink?
Green juices are typically made from a base of vegetables and get their colour from dark leafy greens. A juice made from kale, cucumber, apple, mint or lemon is a great choice. Kale provides plenty of iron, manganese and potassium and the apple provides a delicious taste along with potassium and vitamin C. This is a winning combination to help your body protect itself and fight off illness.
Orange and other citrus fruits provide plenty of vitamin C - an antioxidant perfect for boosting your immune system. If your body is lacking in vitamin C it will struggle to heal wounds and struggle to fight infections along with an impaired immune response. Furthermore, if you already have a cold, vitamin C can help lessen the symptoms, making you feel stronger so you can heal from the illness.
Ginger and Apple
Not only will ginger help fight viral illnesses such as cold and flu, but they are also known for reducing inflammation. Inflammation is a common risk-factor for diseases such as arthritis, cancer and heart disease. Add some lemon or thyme for a wonderful combination of flavours.
Beetroot and Aloe Vera
Sounds like an interesting combination doesn’t it? Beetroot will add a vibrant colour that’s hard to miss and is full of potassium, vitamin A and vitamin B-9 (folate). Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, and E, all of which have antioxidant properties that protect you from free radicals. These free radicals are linked to diseases like cancer and heart disease.
You can make juices yourself, or even easier, order them from a healthy food supplier
. Keeping a stock of juices in your fridge and drinking one every morning will not only fill you with energy ready to take on the day, but will also help your body defend against cold and flu.
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