Immunity Booster Blueberry Smoothie
Our body is constantly exposed to influences originating from the environment. Most of the time they affect it negatively which leads to oxidative stress that damages cells and causes various ailments. To offer your body the best protection, it is highly recommended to enhance the immune system so that your body fights diseases naturally and effectively.
Blueberries are great source of potent nutrients. They trigger the innate immune system and provide natural defense of the body. Recent studies conducted at Oregon State University reveal that a specific component in these blue diamonds, pterostilbene, improves the activity of a ‘germ-fighting’ gene called CAMP which subsequently increases the production of certain proteins that are important for the prevention of bacterial infections.In addition, regular consumption of blueberries lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Oranges are a great way to add an additional support for immunity-enhancing activity. Being a rich source of the powerful antioxidant,vitamin C, oranges are necessary to repair damaged body cells and restore vitality.
Apples are perfect weapon to fight off bacteria and many other disease-related microorganisms. Its soluble fiber has been proven to strengthen the immunity by lowering the CRP, a protein which indicates inflammation in body.So eating apples on daily basis will supercharge your natural immune system and bring you a wide range of health benefits-reduction of inflammation, fighting against cancer, improvement of cardiovascular health and the list goes on.
Referred to as an excellent source of vitamin E, nuts are additional choice for using the full potential of the inner immune system.
Practice combining these ingredients into delicious drink so that you keep your immunity active and strong.
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 juicy oranges
- 1 apple
- half banana
- 2-3 tbsp. crushed nuts
To prepare this simple recipe, combine the freshly squeezed orange juice with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until you get delightful creamy smoothie. Pour in glasses and toss over several blueberries and crushed nuts. Enjoy!