3 Juicing Recipes To Boost Your Immune System
Our world today has been rocked by news of the rapidly spreading Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). According to the World Health Organisation, Coronavirus (CoV) is a large family of viruses that causes common cold-like symptoms and if not contained, it can develop into more severe and deadly cases, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure.
Besides the basic practices of maintaining a pristine personal hygiene level, how else can we protect our overall well-being and boost immunity levels during this sensitive time?
#1 Strengthening your immune system starts with your diet
According to the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2015, only 1 in 17 adults eat the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables. Malaysians are just NOT EATING ENOUGH immune-boosting food i.e. fruits and vegetables!
The Ministry of Health’s daily recommended serving of fruits and vegetables follows a suku suku separuh rule which indicates that your meal plate should be rationed as such: a quarter portion of protein, a quarter portion of carbohydrates, and a half portion of fruits and vegetables.
In an attempt to meet these optimal health standards, juicing is one of the most convenient methods, especially for those who are always on the go.
Here is a power packed juice recipe to boost your immune system and get you started on a journey to better health:
Immune Boosting Juice
- 1 Medium Grapefruit
- 1 Medium Orange
- 1 Slice Lemon
- 1 Inch Tumeric
- 1 Inch Ginger
- 1 Calamansi
- ¼ Small Pineapple
- ¼ Bell Pepper
- A punch of Sea Salt
Grapefruit juice may taste bitter. Alternatively, you can opt for ½ grapefruit and add 1 more orange to adjust the juice to your preference. Adding a pinch of salt will help to balance the sourness of the citrus fruits while enhancing the flavours.
#2 Pineapple and spinach are loaded with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents
Pineapple contains bromelain which is a protein enzyme that contains anti-inflammatory properties; helping to soothe sore throats and relieve symptoms of the flu and common cold.
Spinach, the “Popeye” vegetable, is rich in carotenoids and its components called lutein and zeaxanthin act as powerful antioxidants to support a healthy immune system.
Are you showing signs of the common cold? Try our Tangy Pope-Pine Juice to keep the viruses at bay!
Tangy Pope-Pine Juice!
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1 cup of pineapple
- 1 stick of cucumber
- 2 slices of ginger
- 1 slice of lemon
Cucumbers are extra hydrating and consist of anti-oxidants such as beta carotene. Meanwhile, fresh ginger and lemon are powerful ingredients that are useful in protecting the respiratory system and combatting a runny nose. Altogether, this juice recipe is full of anti-oxidants and vitamin C to keep your immunity thriving.
Prepare your immunity boosting drinks with Kuvings B1700 Reliable Ryan as it retains all the freshness of your ingredients!
#3 Turmeric + Ginger = A powerful combination to fight your flu and cough
Turmeric, also known as the golden spice, has been popular for its medicinal and healing properties since 4000 years ago. Also containing powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric helps in boosting immunity by increasing the immunomodulating capacity of the body. So, let’s spice it up!
Similarly, ginger is a strong antioxidant that has been shown to boost the immune system naturally and can help to kill the cold viruses and combat inflammation in the body.
Immune System Superhero Juice!
- 1 whole orange
- 1 medium carrot
- ¼ small jicama
- 1-inch turmeric
- 1-inch ginger
Try these 3 natural ways to boost your immunity and protect your health and wellness today. By incorporating juicing in your daily lifestyle, you can lead a healthier way of living and reap the natural benefits of fruits and vegetables.