All around us in nature, there are plenty of bacteria and viruses that are keep trying to attack our body. However, luckily for us, our bodies have a defensive mechanism called the Immune System. Immune System is comprised of special cells, spread throughout our body that attacks these unwelcomed bacteria and viruses. The immune system at the same time lets every cell of our body aware of the existence of these harmful bacteria and sends them a signal to prevent the sickness from spreading.
So, the immune system of a human body is something that works in a network setting to help protect our whole body and that is why we should take extra care of it.
For our readers today we have gathered an amazing list of everyday items that help in boosting the immune system.
With the cold and flu season right upon us, you can take heed of these things to help boost your immune system to have ‘a runny nose’ free winter.
Garlic and honey
Honey contains minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes while Garlic boosts the red blood cells’ capability to fend off the viruses. Today we are giving you an immune boosting recipe.
Take 8 to 10 cloves of garlic and place them inside a glass jar filled with honey. Let them rest for 3 to 5 days at room temperature and then you can store it in a fridge. Daily take one clove of Garlic with one tablespoon of honey for the better immune system.
Lemons, in general, are enriched with Vitamin C making them a superb immune booster fruit.
Take 1 cup of warm water and add in it the juice of half a lemon. Sip on this hot lemon water in the morning to have a better immune system. A note of caution, lemon is very high in Vitamin C which is unstable, it I best to add the lemon in water 10 minutes prior to drinking.
Ginger, lemon and cayenne pepper shot
Ginger contains anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties while lemon contains Vitamin C in high quantities.
As for the Cayenne Pepper, it contains not only Vitamin C but also beta-carotene and anti-oxidants. These substances help fight the body better against viral and bacterial invasion. Cayenne Pepper is also spicy so it raises the body’s temperature which also boosts the immune system.
You can make a shot from all these ingredients to start off your day. Take a 2cm long piece of ginger, half lemon juice and ¼ tablespoon of cayenne pepper.
Simply mix all these ingredients and take a shot in the morning. If it’s too spicy or too sour, then you can also add a teaspoon of honey.
Mushroom extracts have been proving themselves beneficial to human body’s health for thousands of years. Chinese medicine has been making use of these Mushroom extracts since the time they started the medicinal work.
Mushroom is a unique item which aids in immune-boosting because it does not let the immune cells to stick to the walls of the blood vessels. Some common immune boosting mushrooms are as follows.
You can either eat these mushrooms or use their extracts for boosting the immune system.
One of the popular drinks in the West and Europe is the Green Juice., this juice is made by blending in Spinach, Oranges, Celery, and Garlic.
Spinach, also known as the Superfood, is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It also contains high quantities of beta-carotene and antioxidants which help fight the body against the bacteria and viruses.
Oranges contain Vitamin C, which is essential to fight in case you have flu or cold.
Celery is also enriched with Vitamin C and antioxidants which make the immune system active and efficient.
As for Garlic, it is renowned for containing antibacterial and antiviral properties.
You can make this green juice at home easily. Take the following ingredients.
- 2 cups of spinach
- 2 stalks of Celery
- 2 cm garlic piece
- 2 oranges
Put them all in a blender and make a juice of them. Drink it every day. It might taste a little bitter but it is one of the most efficient natural drinks to help cleanse your body and boost the immune system.
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