4 All-Natural Flu Shot Recipes to Help You Battle Your Sickness

By: Zaynab

We’re at that time of year again, when it’s so freezing our bodies just cannot handle it. Naturally, our white blood cells and antibodies get to work-did I get that right? Probably not. Common symptoms include a sore throat, runny nose, and coughs and sneezes so far you can’t see 5 feet in front of you. Here’s a list of some natural immunity boosters to help you during this fine time of our new year/decade. First though, here’s a quick run through of the ingredients and their benefits.

1- Orange juice

A classic. 

Function: Boosts immune system, cellular repair, detoxifies the body, reduces inflammation, and, of course, has good old Vitamin C for added immune support.

2- Garlic

According to TVD, this does not offer any protection from vampires. What it does, however, is provide plenty of help due to its antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Just add it to any of your food recipes, and you’re good. Maybe have some mints afterwards though.

3- Ginger

This is a must. It reduces fevers, soothes sore throats, removes mucus from the chest through coughing, and opens your sinuses. It even helps remove toxins and viruses, and reduces nausea.

4- Cayenne

Add this to whichever meal you choose, I guess, and enjoy its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; just don’t ask me what any of that means. It relieves your migraine, nerve, and joint pain, prevents blood clots, and even supports weight loss. 

5- Apple

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Apparently there’s a reason for that-which would be its immunity boosting and anti-inflammatory properties.

6-Turmeric

Yet another spice with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities. I’ve heard it can also help with teeth-whitening.

7- Pineapple

This boosts your immune system-it has vitamin C, A, and selenium-which I’ve never heard of but apparently is good for you.

Now that I’ve successfully written an article resembling a grocery list, here’re the recipes!

Recipe #1:

  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tbsp minced ginger
  • ½ tsp powdered tumeric
  • Pinch or two or cayenne pepper

Just mix those up in a small glass and you’re good.

Recipe #2:

  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ – ¾ fresh ginger root
  • Dash of cayenne

Put all those ingredients in a juicer, except for the cayenne. Put into a glass (or 3-4 shot glasses), add a sprinkle of cayenne, and drink right away.

Recipe #3:

  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 3-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp ginger
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne
  • ⅛ tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup water

Blend those ingredients and store in a glass jar. Take 1 cup 3 times a day and enjoy the results!

Recipe #4:

  • 8 fresh lemons
  • 2 fresh oranges
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 bulb garlic

Blend those ingredients together, and take one cup 3 times a day till you start feeling better, or keep going to boost your immunity-your choice.

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