Mon. Sep 21st, 2020

Hot and healthy: Three natural immune-boosting drinks to make at home

Winter, flu season and a once-in-a-century pandemic are three crucial reasons to try to boost your immune system.

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After all, you want to fight off any infections as quickly as possible.

Natural remedies are some of the best solutions as they tend to have fewer side effects than medication.

Fresh fruit also often tastes better than a bottle of vitamin syrup…

Try one of these three recipes for immune-booster hot drinks using citrus fruits, turmeric and ginger as their main ingredients.

Vitamin C immune booster

Citrus fruits contain heaps of natural Vitamin C. You can use lemon, orange, lime or grapefruit for this drink.

Ingredients:

  • 1 citrus fruit
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 glass of boiling water

Method:

Peel and cut your fruit into slices and rinse the pieces in salt water. Add fruit to a mug or heat-proof glass and pour boiling water over. Add in a teaspoon of honey and mix until honey dissolves. Eat the fruit after drinking the liquid.

Turmeric immune booster

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Turmeric is one of the best natural remedies to add to your diet, as it also works wonders for your skin. Here is a turmeric mix to have as an immune booster.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of grated fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • Slices of lemon

Method:

In a saucepan combine the apple cider vinegar, turmeric, ginger and boiling water on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Leave aside for about a minute and then strain the mixture into your mug. Add your slices of lemon and drink it hot.

Ginger lemonade

Fresh ginger can help fight off infections and it also has anti-inflammatory effects that can help with indigestion and nausea. Here is a quick four ingredient ginger lemonade recipe that can help boost your immune system.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • Slices of lemon

Method:

Add your boiling water to a heat-proof glass or mug. Drop in a teaspoon of honey and mix until dissolved. Add in the finely cut ginger and mix. Add in your lemon slices. Drink warm.

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