Now that we are becoming increasingly conscious about our immunity, it would be rather foolish not to take help of what nature has to offer. While we do not mean to imply that you should skip your prescribed medicines, but there are plenty of fruits, vegetables and herbs around you that could help you build resistance against common illnesses and infections. You can also combine the goodness two-three of these fruits and veggies to make your own DIY immunity-booster.
This wholesome juice packs goodness of not one or two, but four superfoods, all of which are renowned for their rich nutritional profile. Oranges, carrots, ginger and apple come together in this power potion, and no, you would not want to miss this for any other drink in your vicinity.
Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, .that helps combat dangerous free radical activity, and causing premature ageing of cells. Even apples and carrots are loaded with this potent antioxidant. Carrots also happen to be enriched with beta-carotene another strong antioxidant. Other than enhancing immunity, all these superfoods are also good for bones, eyes and weight-loss.
Another ingredient that truly makes the drink special is ginger or adrak, the desi remedy for cold, flu and indigestion. According to the book Healing Foods by DK Publishing, "Its volatile oils have anti-inflammatory properties similar to those of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), which makes it an excellent remedy for flu.
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To make this juice, you would need:
- 1 medium sized orange, peeled
- 1 medium sized apple, chopped
- 1 small carrot, chopped
- 1 small piece of ginger
1. In a blend, add all the fruits and vegetables, along with ginger and give it a good blend.
2. If the consistency is too thick, add some water and blend again.
Your juice is ready, drink it every day for best effects. If you happen to be allergic to either of these fruits or vegetables, you can rule them out from the recipe.
Try this recipe and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below. The zingy, freshness of this juice is sure to bowl you over.
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