As the deadly Coronavirus spreads across the world, you might be thinking of measures you can take in terms of not only protecting yourself but also fighting off the virus if affected by it. So far, many doctors and health experts have suggested that the only way to fight off or protect oneself from the virus is by strengthening your immune system.
The stronger your immune system, the less chance you’ll have of falling ill and if you do, the quicker you will recover. To make sure your immune system is in the finest condition, it pays to think about what you are putting into your body. There are a number of foods that can help build your immune system, but if you are not a fan of adding them to your plate, you can always try drinking them.
Here are 5 drinks that will not only help you learn which immunity-magnifying nutrient and vitamin each drink has but will also give you a refreshing boost for the day.
Ginger and apple cider vinegar soother
Ginger contains chemicals called sesquiterpenes that target cold viruses. Cayenne peppers contain a high amount of capsaicin that suppresses a neuropeptide involved in inflammatory processes. ACV contains beneficial bacteria and prebiotics that can have a positive impact on immune health.
Evergreen Spinach Smoothie
Spinach is packed with numerous antioxidants like Vitamin C, beta carotene, which may increase the infection-fighting ability of our immune systems. The good bacteria in curd help boost the immune system and reduce the incidences of attacks by harmful microorganisms.
Orange, grapefruit, and lemon
Vitamin C has antioxidant properties which protect your cells from substances that damage the body. A vitamin C deficiency can lead to delayed wound healing, and impaired immune response, and the inability to properly fight infections.
Beet, carrot, ginger, and apple
Inflammation is often an immune response to infections originating from viruses or bacteria. Cold or flu symptoms include runny nose, coughs, and body aches. People who have rheumatoid arthritis may find this juice especially beneficial as ginger has anti-inflammatory effects.
Strawberry and kiwi
Strawberries and kiwis are other healthy options to include in a vitamin C-packed drink. Many people are deficient in vitamin D, which is largely found in sunlight and in smaller amounts in animal products. Healthy levels, achieved through sunlight, diet, or supplements, reduce your risk of respiratory infections like pneumonia or the flu.
These easy-to-prepare homemade drinks will not only keep you fit but also strengthen your overall immune system.