How are you able to improve your immune system? Overall, your system does an interesting job of protecting you from disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails. A germ successfully invades and causes you to sick. If you improve your diet and take some vitamins or herbal preparations, you’ll boost the system .
3 Hot drinks to increase immunity pack:
Hot drink packs contain simple antioxidants that help boost immunity and protect against colds and flu. Some ingredients are pomegranate juice, citrus, ginger, green and black tea, cayenne and cinnamon. Here are three delicious drink recipes that incorporate to fight with powerful colds.
Ginger Spiced Tea:
Ginger is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inﬂammatory and has been shown to have soothing effects on cold symptoms. Green tea is also rich in antioxidants and help keep the immune system in top ﬁghting shape. Use non-dairy formulas for immunity boosting, as dairy tends to increase mucous production. If you’d rather a caffeine free blend, leave the green tea out.
3 cups ﬁltered water
1-1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon green tea leaves
1/2 cup non-dairy milk eg. rice, almond or soy
2 tablespoons honey
Dash of cinnamon
Bring water to a boil, add ginger and let simmer for 10 minutes. Lower heat, add tea leaves and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain contents then return to heat adding milk and honey and warm over low heat. Drink after sprinkling cinnamon powder on top.
Apple Cider Pomegranate Drink:
Pomegranate is one of the most powerful known sources of antioxidants. Along with strengthening immunity, it is also very beneficial in blood related disorders, then mix with apple cider and soothing spices for a tasty immune strengthening drink.
Ingredients: (serves 4)
2 cups apple cider (if using double strength, halve this and increase water)
1 cup water
1 cup pomegranate juice
3 cinnamon sticks
Heat all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove cloves and cinnamon sticks and serve.
Lemon, Honey & Cayenne Tea:
Cayenne pepper is used naturally in many cold medicines. It does a very effective job of breaking down mucus and helps to clear your respiratory tract, giving you quick relief from cold symptoms. It also has immunity strengthening and antimicrobial properties, so it helps prevent cold.
Ingredients: (serves 2):
1 cup water
1 clove of garlic – chopped
1 teaspoon honey
Pinch cayenne pepper
Place garlic and cayenne into cup, pour in boiling water then stir in the honey. Leave to steep for 3-5 mins, you can then drink either strained or unstrained (you can even chew the pieces of garlic if you’re game!).