Juices to Strengthen the Immune System
It’s important to strengthen the immune system is very important because if it isn’t in good condition it’s far more likely that we’ll get sick. We could say that this system is like an army that is ready to defend our body from enemies, which are nothing more than diseases of any origin.
Increasing defenses prevents diseases
When our defenses are high, our body is able to defend itself and attack any threat, be it a virus or bacteria. If it’s weakened in any way, pathogens can enter the body without any problem or obstacle.
The immune system identifies and destroys these aggressors, recognizes them, and remembers them if they want to enter again. It fights against any element harmful to health thanks to lymphocytes (i.e. white blood cells) and antibodies (protein molecules).
This isn’t the only purpose of our defenses, they also prevent premature aging and, above all, its consequences in people.
Many factors can weaken the immune system, among them the following:
- Emotional states
- Nutrient deficiency
- Inflammatory bowel diseases
- Medical procedures (medications, surgeries, treatments, etc).
Juices to strengthen the immune system
It’s possible to strengthen the immune system in a natural and delicious way. Here are some great juices.
Strawberry, orange, and guava juice
These fruits have a large amount of vitamin C and increase the body’s defenses, which has been affirmed by several studies. You need half a cup of strawberries, 1 guava, and 2 oranges. Wash and chop the first two and squeeze the oranges. Put everything in a blender and mix well. Drink one glass a day on an empty stomach, in the morning.
Currant, spinach and orange juice
The ingredients for this recipe are 2 handfuls of currants, 6 spinach leaves, and two oranges. Wash the currants and remove the stalks. Peel the orange and cut into pieces. Wash the spinach well. Put everything together in the blender and drink a glass a day, especially in the morning.
Apricot, orange, and grape juice
For this recipe, you’ll need 1 pomegranate, 4 apricots, half a lemon, 1 orange, half a cup of pineapple, a cup of grapes, and half a glass of crushed ice. Wash all the fruits and remove the seeds from each one.
Chop them to get them ready for the blender. Blend everything until it’s smooth. Add the ice and continue blending for a few more minutes. Drink every day.
Currant, lemon, and apple juice
You need a handful of currants, 1 lemon, and 3 apples. Wash all the ingredients, halve the lemon, chop the apples and place everything in a blender glass with a cup of water. Drink the juice once a day.
You can double how much you drink during the winter or in periods of change of season. In this way you can strengthen the immune system as a preventive action in more inclement weather.
The ingredients are 3 guavas, the juice of three oranges, three tangerines, 2 limes and a lemon and a tablespoon of honey. Make the juice with an extractor and pour it into the blender, where the honey is added. Serve in a glass and drink freshly made, on an empty stomach.
Pumpkin and carrot juice
You need one slice of pumpkin and a large carrot. Wash and chop both, place separately in the extractor and process with water in each case. Mix with a spoon and drink one glass a day all year round, except for winter, when you should drink two (morning and evening).
Green grape and raisin juice
You need 8 large grapes and 2 tablespoons of raisins. Remove the seeds and wash well. Put everything in a blender and add a glass of water. Blend for a few minutes. Drink once a day or divide into two daily intakes.
Garlic, ginger, and parsley juice
You need two cloves of garlic, a small slice of ginger, a handful of parsley, a green apple, and 3 carrots. Mash the first three ingredients and then add the apple and carrots. You can add a little water. Drink every day, within 20 minutes of its preparation.
Orange, grapefruit, and strawberry juice
You need an orange, a grapefruit, a cup of strawberries (or blueberries) and ¼ sliced pineapple. Wash, peel, remove seeds and cut into pieces all ingredients. Place in the juicer or blender. You can add a little lemon juice or honey.
Apple, lettuce, and sesame juice
You need 6 lettuce leaves, 3 apples and two tablespoons of sesame seeds. Wash and chop the lettuce, the apples go well washed and with peel. Place all the ingredients in the blender and drink freshly made.
Visit this article: Sesame Seeds and Their Nutritional Value
Almond, sunflower and mango juice
The ingredients are 2 mangoes, 3 kiwis, 2 apples, 1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds and 4 peeled almonds. Peel and cut the fruits, add the seeds and make a juice. Place in the refrigerator for three hours. Drink well chilled.
Orange and pineapple juice
You need the juice of three oranges and three slices of pineapple without the peel. With it, make a juice in a food processor or blender and drink it cold (you can add ice or cold water).
As you can see, there are many ways to strengthen the immune system in such a natural and delicious way with fruits and some vegetables. Try them!
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