Effective Cold and Flu Tonic- Drink This and Banish Viruses This Winter
Reducing stress, getting enough sleep, eating right and getting proper exercise are not always enough for being in good health. Why not give your overworked immune system a boost by taking preventative measures in addition to including natural ingredients that can help build and keep your immune system in optimal condition?
So, the question is how to supercharge your immune system the most natural and effective way?
Citrus such as oranges, mandarins, grapefruit, lemons and limes are an excellent source of vitamin C which helps maintain the body’s defence against bacterial infections.
Vitamin E is said to improve overall immunity by producing a greater number of antibodies in the body. It also improves metabolism and helps in DNA repair. This vitamin is present in a high quantity in red cabbage.
Studies have shown that ginger has potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It helps to boost immune function and combat cellular damage. This gut friendly spice stimulates digestion, gut motility and bowel function, while helping to relieve bloating, cramping and nausea. A recent study also found ginger to be as effective as pharmaceutical agents in relieving PMS pain in women.
Beetroot’s amazing range of vitamins and nutrients have been shown to boost your immune system, helping you better fight off infection. These nutrients help stimulate the reoxygenation of cells and the production of new blood cells. Pretty important stuff!
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 tsp. grated ginger
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup water
Juice the ingredients and consume the drink at least once a day. Repeat this for several day and prevent getting cold or flu this season.