Immune booster juice

Immune booster juice

  • This is a great immune booster juice to make when you feel you are coming down with a cold or flu, or simply need to boost your immune system.
  • This juice is armed with nature’s very best.
  • Apples:
  • They are packed with an antioxidant called quercitin, which is known as a powerful immune system booster.
  • Carrots:
  • They are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which is a potent infection fighting antioxidant.
  • Ginger:
  • It contains volatile oils such as zingiberene, gingerol, and shogoal which have shown anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The antibacterial properties can help kill the bacteria that causes infections.
  • Lemon juice:
  • Vitamin C is very well known as an immune boosting antioxidant, and lemons provide plenty of it. A strong immune system can help fight sinus infections.
  • Raw honey:
  • A 2007 study showed that honey may help relieve coughs and trouble sleeping.  A single dose of buckwheat honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough. Raw honey has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, which help fuel the immune system.
  • Turmeric:
  • Turmeric is a potent spice for many ailment and overall health. It is often referred to as a superstar spice or the “Indian solid gold.” It has anti-inflammatory properties, which help relieve congestion, and it has antiviral and antibacterial properties, which aid in clearing infections and viruses.
  • Process the following ingredients in a juicer:
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 tbsp of raw honey
  • 2 tbsps of lemon juice
  • 1/4 inch piece of ginger
  • Make sure ingredients are organic.
  • Enjoy!
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  • As always: Check with your health practitioner before you change your diet and see if this is right for you. This drink is not meant to replace any treatment or drugs you are taking.
  • For the health benefits of apples. 
  • For the health benefits of carrots.
  • For the health benefits of ginger.
  • For the health benefits of lemon juice.
  • For the health benefits of raw honey.
  • For the health benefits of turmeric.
  • REFERENCES:
  • 1. “Effect of Honey, Dextromethorphan, and No Treatment on Nocturnal Cough and Sleep Quality for Coughing Children and Their Parents FREE.” JAMA Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Dec. 2013.

 

 

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