Perhaps more than ever before, the desire to stay healthy and resistant to infections has assumed paramount proportions is recent times, all thanks to the recent coronavirus pandemic. As the world battles through what has definitely been one of the severest calamities to befall in the modern times, people are cultures are slowly waking up to the fact that healthy living and eating is not just a fancy lifestyle choice that they can take up, but rather essential prerequisites to living a more fulfilling and rewarding life.
As such, the best vaccine to fighting not only the covid-19, but all other infections and diseases is having a healthy mind and body, fortified with nutrients that build the immune system as a towering fortress against any virus threats, and in the modern context, if you can have such nutrients on the go with the kind of busy lifestyle you have, it can be an added bonus. This article lists the top 10 immunity boosting drinks you can carry with yourself that can boost your immunity.
- Citrus fruit beverages
By far the most common and the most easily accessible of all immunity drinks, citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and grapefruit offer a solid dose of vitamin C and A which are actively involved in boosting your immune system. Plus they are delicious if prepared right.
- Beetroot, carrot, ginger and green apple
The power of root vegetables with the great taste of Apple. Drinks made from these ingredients are rich in Potassium, Vitamins A, B-6, B-9 and C and have anti-inflammatory properties as well.
- Tomato Juice
Tomato in itself is a powerhouse of many ingredients, such as magnesium, potassium and Vitamins A, B-6, B-9 and K. What’s more, it is really simple to prepare and is a great breakfast drink.
- Kale and Celery
Rich in dietary fiber and minerals, a juice made from these vegetables acts as a solid antioxidant. If you add horseradish and tomato, you have a superfood that’s an excellent anti-inflammatory agent too. You also get a ton of rare Earth metals in the form of magnesium apart from the usual vitamins.
- Kiwi and Strawberry
If you are more of a smoothie person rather than a drinks one, a strawberry and Kiwi smoothie is the one to go for. If used with milk, it proves to a delicious and supremely nutritious energy beverage that is rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins, and needless to say, provides a big boost to the immune system.
- Watermelon and mint
Watermelon contains an important nutrient in the form of arginine, which as you might hve guessed is a great immune system booster and is also helpful in taking care of sore muscles. This, combined with the fact that that the water content is high and when taken with zinc, proves to be a powerful drink that you can sip all day long, and it makes you feel good too.
- Pumpkin Seed milk
Pumpkin seed milk is great in minerals and metals (especially zinc) and is therefore excellent for bones, brain, prostates and skin. It is advisable to not buy readymade products from the market as they contain a lot of undesired additives (sugars for example). But if you can prepare it at home, and there are plenty of recipes for the same on the internet, nothing is quite like it.
- Carrot Juice
Another juicy vegetable that is full of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre is carrot, and if you can extract its juice at home, which you most certainly and easily can, it proves to be a very wholesome drink for your body. Add a dash of lemon to give it a tangy twist.
- Turmeric Tea
Turmeric is well known for its supreme medicinal properties, especially in fighting infections. If you can fuse it with tea along with a host of other spices, like Ginger, Peppercorns, cinnamon cloves etc, you get a product that is really tasty and a very powerful immune system booster.
- Green smoothie
A green smoothie is simply a heady mix of baby spinach, mint, cucumber, cumin seeds mixed with rock salt and curd, all blended together. The result is a fine tasting energy drink that you can drink every day to boost your immunity and general well being.
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