The pandemic has brought a change in many of our diet and lifestyle habits. Even the ones who couldn't resist a cheesy burger or a glass of cola at night are now moving towards healthier eating. Reason, you ask? Immunity! The biggest lesson the pandemic has taught us is how immunity plays a huge role in resisting and combatting life-threatening viruses and how our diet plays a huge role in building one. While a lot of us are trying to boost our immunity, trying many drinks such as kadhas, do we really know that just little additions of certain fruits and veggies may help build our immunity too?
Vitamin C is perhaps one of the best-known nutrients to help build immunity- and can be easily found in oranges and tomatoes, two of the most common fruits. Tangy, tarty and full of nutrition, orange is a powerhouse of health benefits. A rich source of vitamin C, this citrusy fruit has been one of the most popular options to boost immunity amid the pandemic and seasonal changes. Juice it, eat raw or include in salads or fruit bowls, there are many ways to include the wonder fruit!
On the other hand, tomatoes are low on calories, rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that help the body fight infections and also boost metabolism that can ultimately aid in weight loss.
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Orange is one of the most popular fruits rich in vitamin C.
The combination of tomato and oranges could be an ideal drink to boost immunity, especially during pandemic times. This tomato-orange juice is brimming with the goodness of both the fruits along with cinnamon, ginger, lemon and yogurt is the quickest, easiest way to reap in the benefits!
How To Make Tomato-Orange Juice For Immunity
- Tomato (small, chopped)- 1
- Orange (peeled, sliced)- 1
- Yogurt- 1/2 cup
- Cinnamon stick- 1
- Ginger (grated)- 1 tsp
- Lemon (juiced)- 1/2
- Black Pepper- As per taste
1. Put all the ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend until smooth. Serve.
Both ginger and black pepper are known for their anti-inflammatory properties that can work wonders for the immunity.
This flavourful, immunity booster could be a wonderful way to start your day or simply have in the middle of the day to boost energy. Try and let us know your experience in the comments section below.