Owning The Raw Chemist juice bar I see many people come in on a daily basis fighting through a cold or flu that just won't seem to quit. Persistant colds seem to be circulating with no end this season. Many people ask me how they can prevent and or lesson the blow of that dreadful cold or flu. I always try to encourage our costumers to be proactive and boost their immune system in order to prevent and shorten the duration of said illness.
So I decided to give you a little information about how you could naturally increase your immune system with a simple smoothie recipe to help you kick the common cold!
Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant which can help fight free radicals enabling your immune system to better fight off viruses. The human body does not naturally produce vitamin C or store it in the body, meaning we need to get it from outside sources, and frequently. But why do we need vitamin C? It turns out that vitamin C is critical for immune function and, as we all know having a strong immune system is a great way to avoid the common cold.
On top of that there are certain fruits and vegetables that have natural anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. For example, lemon, ginger, and turmeric. Adding these to your diet can help your body prevent and fight a cold.
Our Immune Boosting Powder is LOADED with Vitamin C and is anti-viral by nature. We have specifically chosen ingredients like camu camu, ginger, turmeric and echinacea. These ingredients are packed with Vitamin C and antiviral properties. Astragalus is great at reducing stress on the body in turn, helping to protect your immune system. It's very easy to use. Just add it to your smoothies or into hot water as a tea.
Leading a healthy lifestyle that consists of eating fruits and vegetables high in Vitamin C, that have anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties can greatly help reduce the amount and duration of colds.
Here is a recipe for an immune boosting smoothie that can be enjoyed daily and will help your body stay healthy and happy.
Add to a blender:
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of frozen berries
1/2 cup of pineapple
1/2 cup of spinach
The juice of 1 lemon
Half a teaspoon of our immune boosting blend