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
Function: Boosts immune system, cellular repair, detoxifies the body, reduces inflammation, and, of course, has good old Vitamin C for added immune support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yet another spice with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities. I’ve heard it can also help with teeth-whitening.
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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.