Our immune system is the body's first line of defense against germs, infections, and other harmful invaders. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, organs and proteins that fights & protects our body against organisms and substances that invade the body and cause diseases. The human immune system is the shield that helps keep the body healthy.
Hectic lifestyles, intake of foods rich in cholesterol, disturbed sleep patterns and stress, lack of proper exercise, poor eating habits that lack nutrients, alcohol, smoking and more such factors can weaken our immune systems, making us more vulnerable to ailments and infections. Adopting healthy lifestyle choices (good food, adequate sleep, dedicated fitness regimen, avoiding smoking, drinking etc.) can definitely help strengthen our immune system.
So get a head start on a healthy life with some terrific juice recipes that are sure to boost your immunity:
- Carrot, Apple & Orange Juice
Nothing like a solid dose of Vitamin A, B 6, C, potassium and folic acid to kick start the body’s defense mechanism. Also, the tartness of apples & oranges and the sweetness of carrots is great for those taste buds too!
- 2 large carrots (tops trimmed)
- 1 medium sized apple (cut into cubes)
- 1 medium sized orange (peeled and cut into quarters)
Take a good juicer, then place all the ingredients inside and make a smooth blend. Drink it natural or after cooling in a refrigerator.
- Beet, Apple, Orange with Ginger Garlic Juice
Ginger and garlic have been used for centuries in food for their infection fighting properties. Garlic contains a phytonutrient called allicin that can improve heart health. Ginger helps blood stimulation, digestion and is useful in removing toxin from the body.
- 2 beets (chopped)
- 2 apples (cut in cubes)
- 1 medium sized orange (peeled)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- quarter piece of ginger root
Add all the ingredients in a juicer and blend them into a smooth mixture. Add ice cubes on top and serve chilled.
- Green Veggie Juice
Everyone from your mom to your doctor insists that you eat those green vegetables. Well they have a point, green vegetables are the healthiest natural foods available. Broccoli, cucumber, zucchini, spinach, kale, celery stalks, asparagus, cabbage etc. are rich in essential nutrients such as ascorbic acid, carotene, riboflavin, folic acids, vitamin K, iron, calcium, and phosphorus and also have anti-bacterial properties.
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- 3 celery stalks
- 1 cup parsley
- 1 cup kale
- Some watercress leaves
- ½ cucumber (chopped)
- 2 pears (cut)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Simply add in all the ingredients into a juicer and blend them until smooth. For all of you who feel that there is too much taste of green vegetables, add honey to sweeten the taste.
- Tomato Carrot Juice
A super dose of vitamin C (tomatoes) and vitamin A (carrots) make this a great combination of anti-oxidants and one of the best immunity boosting health drinks. Vitamin C helps production of white blood cells that fights infections and in the formation of collagen that keeps our skin healthy. Vitamin A regulates T-cells, B-cells and cytokines as well as helps prevent ageing.
- 1 medium sized tomato (finely chopped)
- 1 medium sized orange (peeled)
- 1 medium sized apple (cut)
- 4 large carrots (peeled and cut)
Put in all the ingredients and blend them until they form a smooth mixture. Top off with ice cubes and serve chilled and fresh.
- Orange and Grapefruit Juice
Vitamin C is essential to fight off infections and improve the body’s immunity. In addition, Vitamin C has anti-oxidant properties that hasten healing, regulate blood pressure and help purify blood. Apart from Vitamin C, the combination of orange and grapefruit is also loaded with Vitamin B6, A, folic acid and zinc.
- 6 medium sized oranges (peeled and cut in quarters)
- 1 medium sized grapefruit (peeled and cut in quarters)
- ½ lemon
Take all the ingredients and add them into a juicer. Blend well until the mixture is smooth. Serve this super dose of Vitamin C fresh and chilled.
- Beet, Carrot, Ginger & Turmeric Juice
A terrific mix of root vegetables, rich in Vitamin A, C, and E, iron and calcium. These roots have anti-inflammatory properties and helps prevent allergies, cold, cough, body aches and boost bone health.
- 1 medium sized beet (peeled and chopped)
- 3 medium sized carrots (peeled and chopped)
- 1 medium sized orange (with rind, pith and seeds removed)
- ½ lemon (with rind, pith and seeds removed)
- 2 inch turmeric root
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- Pinch of cayenne pepper (if available)
- Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Add in all the ingredients into a juicer and blend until it forms a smooth mix. Remove the mixture into a pitcher and add a pinch of cayenne pepper and black pepper. Serve this rejuvenating drink fresh in a glass with ice cubes on top.
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