Juicing has become so popular, and it is easy to see why. Juicing is easy, you can get your nutrients in just by sipping on a refreshing drink, and they make great post gym workout treats.
More importantly, since our immune system cannot let its guard down, we need to make sure our bodies get all the minerals and vitamins possible for a healthy body and mind. And juicing is one way to do just that.
In this article, different immune boosting juices will be explored. Mostly with the aim to boost your system during the time when you are ill so you can keep your energy levels up.
All that you need is a blender. A bit of an investment, but you can use a juicer if you do not have a blender. Most of the ideas below are with either a cup of coconut water or nut milk.
Apple, carrot, and orange
A winning combination are carrots, apples, and orange. These three will help to protect your body and fight off infections. The apple, which has a tarty taste, will cut the sweetness of the carrots and oranges.
What you will gain is vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, plus potassium and folic acid.
Orange and grapefruit
If you want a citrus explosion, then this combo will not only give you all the vitamin C your body needs but it will be a stellar immune booster. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects your cells. If you lack vitamin C you could suffer wounds that take longer to heal, will not be able to fight off infections and have an impaired immune response.
What you will get from this type of combo is vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, folic acid and zinc.
Tomato juice, ideally homemade then you know it is fresh, can be made without a blender or juicer. All that should do is to strain the juice through a sieve to remove the seeds or other some pieces.
The reason why tomato juice is so good for your, is that it is super rich in folate. Folate helps to reduce your risk of infection.
Other benefits of tomato juice is that it is packed with vitamin A and vitamin C and iron.
Tomato, kale and celery
It is not quite a Bloody Mary, but this Kale Mary will boost your immune system and provide your body great anti-inflammatory benefits.
By adding tomato and celery, with kale, you will get more vitamin A into your system.
Some of the benefits of this combo is good sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, iron and fatty acids.
Beet, carrot, ginger, and turmeric
Inflammation is frequently an immune reaction to infections. It can lead to a cold or flu like symptoms such as a runny nose, body aches and coughing. Rheumatoid arthritis patients especially can benefit from drinking this immune boosting juice. That is since the turmeric and ginger have anti-inflammatory effects.
Other benefits of this juice includes loads of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium and iron.
Strawberry and mango
You can use frozen fruits if they are out of season. But this juice will give your immune system a boost. The vitamin E from the mangos add additional antioxidant goodness to boost your immune system. Especially older people can benefit from drinking this juice.
Other benefits this juice include vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, and folate.
Watermelon and mint juice
Watermelon is good to boost your immune system, but it can also help to relieve some sore muscles. This means watermelon would be good to take when you have a cold or flu. As when you have flu, your muscles can be sore. Another great thing about watermelon is that it contain so much water. This high water content means that you will be able to drink it easier.
Other benefits of watermelon is that it is a great source of vitamin C and vitamin A, but also magnesium and zinc.
Strawberry, kiwi and mint
Both strawberries and kiwis are good source of vitamin C. The downside is that it takes about four cups of strawberries to make one cup of juice, you may want to blend strawberries into a smoothie rather than a juice. Add some Greek yogurt for some added magnesium and probiotics. These probiotics could aid in cells maintain an antimicrobial barrier. But other than that the minerals and vitamins you will be getting in are vitamin C, vitamin C and vitamin B6, but also magnesium, folate and zinc.
Spinach, kale and lettuce
For a super green juice, ideal for vegans is this powerhouse of nutrients that will make sure that you have a uber strong immune system. You could add in a handful of parsley for an extra serving of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 plays a significant role in immune cell proliferation and antibody production. Other benefits of doing this mix of spinach, kale, and lettuces are that you will get vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, calcium and iron.
Boost your immune system with juices
By making smoothies, juices, smoothies, and nutritional drinks is an easy but also a great way to get all the nutritional goodness in to stay healthy. There are different options to make a tasty juice or smoothie. Keep on mixing the ingredients up and do share with us which mix work the best for you.