It happens inevitably each year – the sniffles, sore throat and cough that just won’t go away. Below is a super charged immune boosting Juice that will help to give your immune system the extra kick it needs to fight off any potential germs or pathogens – keeping you healthy and sniffle free all season long!
The germ fighting power behind this juice comes from its simple yet effective ingredients. Oranges are most notably known for their vitamin C content, which is essential in keeping our immune systems healthy, however oranges also contain another important vitamin that protects our immune system. Along with vitamin B1 and folate oranges also contain a good amount of vitamin A, which helps to promote the development of new white blood cells in the body. These white blood cells are the cells of the immune system that travel through the bloodstream destroying any potential harmful pathogens, which means that having enough of them is essential to overall good health.
Carrots are a very overlooked vegetable in terms of their nutrition. With nutrients that are beneficial to the heart, lungs, skin, eyes and immune system, carrots are a terrific nutrient source for the body. Full of vitamin C they also provide beta-carotene, an antioxidant that is transformed into vitamin A in the body.
Along with its slightly spicy flavor, the red bell pepper in this juice provides a large amount of vitamin C as well as folate, vitamin A, vitamin E and potassium. Ginger and honey both help to combat inflammation while stimulating circulation in the body.
Immune Boosting Juice
1 orange, peeled
2 large carrots
½ inch piece ginger
1 red bell pepper, top and seeds removed
1 tablespoon raw honey
Run the orange, carrots, ginger and bell pepper through a juicer.