After covering the basics of how our immune system works, it is time to apply what that information and refuel your immune system for the remaining winter months. Our immune boosting drinks for winter, sometimes also called shots, are full of vitamins and valuable nutrients which help our cells to regenerate and to fight intruders like bacteria and viruses.
Regularly enjoy our ginger shot and our carrot drink – they are not only delicious, they are also some of the best drinks to boost your immune system.
A stimulating, anti-inflammatory shot with ginger and turmeric that will refresh your body and spirit!
2 cm grated ginger or a teaspoon ground ginger
1 medium apple
1 tsp turmeric
Cut up all the ingredients and put them in the blender together with 0.5 litres of water. The less water you add, the more concentrated the shot will be. Mix till smooth.
Enjoy this healthy smoothie in the morning or in the evening or even twice a day. It is a fabulous immune boosting drink for every day.
Fresh ginger has been used for centuries to treat inflammation. It is known to reduce nausea, pain and has antioxidant compounds.
Fresh turmeric is a spice that has been used in the world’s cuisines for thousands of years. Curcumin is the main active ingredient, which also has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric stimulates and moves the blood. Its bitter nature reduces and harmonizes physical and mental fitness. Stimulates the formation of new blood cells. It helps with liver function, as even a small dose cleanses the liver and the blood. According to Ayurved, turmeric can be used for all blood and plasma related disorders, especially a for Pitta and Kapha types.
Yogis use turmeric to stretch the ligaments and repair injuries. Liver heat is associated with looseness of tendons and ligaments.
Another immune boosting drink for winter, this mixture out of carrots, apples, honey and turmeric is a real vitamin bomb!
1 piece of beet
1 medium apple
1 champagne turmeric
honey – to taste
Cut up the ingredients and place them together with 0.5 l of water in a blender. Blend for a few minutes till smooth and serve.
This is a great immune boosting drink whose sweet and invigorating juice according to ayurveda enhances your life energy, called prana. The aromatic taste is very refreshing with orange as well as carrot juice being a great source of vitamins.
Carrots are famous for their beneficial effects on the eyes. Beta-carotene, which gives carrots the bright orange color, is metabolized in the small intestine to vitamin A when mixed with bile salts. Vitamin A is highly Pitta-reducing, and according to ayurveda nourishes the liver and cleanses the blood.
The carrots in this immune boosting drink for winter can also help to make your skin softer and firmer. But be careful, too much concentrated carrot juice can turn your skin orange, but it is a harmless, temporary effect. Some people really love it because it gives the skin a tanned look.
During pregnancy, carrot juice invigorates the baby’s complexion while reducing the risk of jaundice. The cleansing properties of carrots improve the quality of breast milk as well.
Despite their sweetness, carrots can stabilize blood sugar levels. Carrots are high in antioxidants and are promoted as anti-cancer agents. Rich in silicon and potassium.
These two immune boosting drinks for winter can help us to recharge our immune system. Even in winter, we can feel great and energetic. If you follow a healthy lifestyle and take in valuable nutrients with conscious food choices, you will live a healthier and more balanced life.
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