Having a strong immune system is crucial as it protects us throughout the year from viruses and bacteria. Before we get to the recipe, we’d like to share five tips for a strong immune system.
A balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, especially broccoli, cabbage, garlic, tomatoes, carrots, spinach, citrus fruits, nuts, dark berries, and grapes. Eat the rainbow!
Vitamin D is essential for a strong immune system. Many people suffer from vitamin deficiency in winter, so it may be wise to use supplements.
Exercise strengthens the heart and blood vessels, as well as the immune system. Endurance sports like running, swimming, and cycling are ideal. However, don’t overdo it as this can have the opposite effect. Start slowly…
Avoid stress as much as possible, as strong, persistent stress weakens the immune system and provides optimal conditions for pathogens to multiply. So, it’s better to slow down before it becomes too much.
Ensure enough sleep. Those who are well-rested are less susceptible to infections and colds. Too little sleep leads to a reduction in defense cells and a weakened immune system.
To stay free from colds in winter and get an extra dose of vitamins, we like to drink a ginger shot. But it doesn’t always have to be as spicy as in our pink ginger shot recipe. This delicious immune booster juice tastes great thanks to apples and oranges and will surely do you good. Ginger also goes into this juice, and the beetroot makes it beautifully pink. So get to your juicer and treat yourself to something good!
Ingredients for 750 ml:
30 g fresh ginger
The two oranges should be peeled and quartered. Remove the core from the apples and chop them into rough cubes. Wash the beetroot well and peel the ginger. Then, add all the ingredients gradually into a juicer and press them out. It’s best to enjoy the juice fresh and cold with some ice cubes.
Alternatively, all ingredients can be finely pureed in a blender at the highest setting. Then, strain the juice through a fine sieve or a nut milk bag to filter out the plant fibers. This way, you can also get fresh juice without a juicer!