Homemade Immunity Boosters
Homemade immunity boosters, during this pandemic time is an elixir for everyone. If you are worried about getting sick during this pandemic, whip up these tried and tested homemade immunity-boosting and flu-fighting drinks. The best thing is you can make these drinks with the help of kitchen spices and that’s just in a few minutes. So, keep germs at bay and disease away by having these natural homemade immunity booster drinks:
Ginger, Lemon, Turmeric and Honey water
The combination of ginger and lemon is powerful enough to fight cold and flu. However, the addition of turmeric and honey increases the immune-boosting power of the drink manifold. Honey has antibacterial and antioxidant properties that help bolster immunity and the digestive system. Antioxidants in the honey allow removing the free radicals from the body, which may cause cancer, heart disease and many other diseases. Turmeric has several medicinal properties which strengthen the body, while lemon is enriched with Vitamin C- helpful to boost immunity. The availability of Gingerol- an active component- in Ginger powder or ginger root makes it a perfect immunity booster. It has anti-inflammatory properties that allow fighting the unpleasant side-effects of the flu or cold.
Add grated ginger, 2-3 tbsp lemon, a pinch of turmeric in a glass of water and boil it. Let it simmer for some time. Then add a spoonful of honey to this. Your concoction is ready! Drink it daily for better immunity.
Apple, Beetroot and Carrot Juice (ABC)
The combination of Apple, Beetroot and Carrot (also known as ABC) juice gives a great boost to immunity. According to a study, soluble fibres like pectin found in apples reduces the inflammation linked with obesity and makes the immune system strong by protecting the important cells in the body from oxidative stress. On the other hand, carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which stops bacteria or viruses to enter the body. Apart from this, carrots have antioxidants that fight free radicals, inflammation and cell damage. Add to this, the nutritional content of beetroots ensure that you won’t get infected by pathogens. Even various studies have shown that beetroot is one of the most potent antioxidant drinks of all the fruit and vegetable juices. And the blend of carrot and beetroot is not only good for the immune system but it also helps your skin to glow, detoxify your liver and provide you with several other health benefits.
To make this drink, just juice together with a carrot (peeled), a beetroot(peeled), and a pulp of one apple (skinned). Mix it well and drink daily for good health.
Onions, which are a part of the allium family of herbs and vegetables, are available in everybody’s kitchen as almost all our dishes are incomplete without them. But if you think that onions are just meant for subji or curries, think again. Apart from enhancing the flavor of your food, onions do a lot more to your health. Onions are rich in immune-boosting nutrients like sulfur compounds, zinc, vitamin c, and selenium. Flavonoids present in onions produce antioxidants in the blood, which help to strengthen the immunity power of the body. Moreover, these are nutrient-dense means they are high in vitamins and minerals and low in calories. Even a health expert Luke Coutinho also mentioned that onions help cure cough, cold, sore throat, high fever and boosting immunity.
Soak finely chopped pieces of onion in 1-2 cup of drinking water for around 6-8 hours. Once ready, filter the water and consume 3-4 tablespoons of this water three times a day for better immunity.
Try these homemade immune-booster drinks to fend off infections and keep your body healthy and fit.