Inflammation Fighting Drinks

A robust immune system is the need of the hour, especially during unprecedented times when we are stuck with dangerous and infectious viruses and bacteria. Coronavirus pandemic, one such classic example of why we should build a strong immunity because there’s a cutthroat competition wherein the fittest will survive.

The primary reason your immune system gets hyped up is the inflammatory response produced by it wherever a foreign particle enters your body. Therefore, to fight these radicals, one needs to boost their immune system. An easy and economical way to do so is by making healthy anti-inflammatory drinks at home. Take a look at these six amazing and results-proven recipes to get started on a high note!

Golden Milk

Golden milk, also termed turmeric milk, is a powerful booster that fights all infections. The core component present in turmeric is ‘curcumin’ that renders turmeric its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Here is a quick recipe to get your hands on the perfect golden milk.

Ingredients

    • One cup dairy/non-dairy milk
    • One tsp. turmeric powder
    • Half tsp. honey(optional)

Instructions

In a medium vessel, let the milk come to a boil. Add turmeric and stir it constantly until it becomes a soothing blend. Drop in the honey and serve it hot.

Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry includes a core ingredient that makes it one of the best fruits to boost the immune system. Blueberries contain high antioxidant phytochemicals, especially polyphenols that provide anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, bananas add to your dose of potassium and magnesium, while coconut water is a natural hydrating electrolyte rich in vitamins and minerals. 

Ingredients

    • One cup blueberries
    • Two cups coconut water
    • Half frozen banana
    • ¼ cup greek yogurt
    • One tsp. flax seeds

Instructions 

In a blender, blend all the ingredients until nice and smooth, and enjoy the smoothie for breakfast.

Ginger Tea

Tea is a medicinal beverage that has no introduction. However, you can enhance its therapeutic features by adding natural flavors, and one such is the famous spice ginger. Ginger is a potent spice that gets its anti-inflammatory properties from gingerol.

Ingredients

    • One tbsp. gingerroot, chopped 
    • Two tbsp. lemon juice
    • One tsp. tea powder/ tea sachets
    • One cup water
    • Cayenne pepper

Instructions

In a medium vessel, bring the water to a boil. Next, add the tea powder/tea sachets. Next, add in the chopped ginger, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. Let this mixture boil and drink it hot any time of the day.

Carrot And Beet Smoothie

Carrot is another very potent vegetable that is rich in carotene. Its vision-boosting component makes it very famous, and these properties, when mixed with beet that is rich in fiber and is called a gut-healer, the mixture rises above its therapeutic levels. Check out this delicious recipe and try it out for yourself.

Ingredients

    • Two cups finely chopped golden beats
    • One cup finely chopped carrot
    • One cup chopped banana
    • One tsp. lemon juice
    • One cup water

Directions

In a blender, blend the ingredients at high power. Pour it into a glass and relish it with a healthy topping such as tender coconut.

Green Smoothie

Greens are highly essential due to their high quantity of vitamins and minerals. At the same time, they can be good sources of fibers and help clean your gut. This smoothie contains all the greens to give you a feeling of satisfaction and reduce your belly fat while strengthening your muscles.

Ingredients

    • One cup coconut milk
    • One cup finely chopped banana
    • One cup freshly chopped spinach
    • Half cup avocado-kale mixture

Directions

Blend all the ingredients and enjoy this smoothie early in the morning on an empty stomach to keep you healthy and strong.

Apple Carrot Smoothie

Carrots are filled with beta-carotene, which is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. You can mix apples with carrots that are again rich in phytochemicals, carotenoids, natural sugars, and fiber-rich.

Ingredients

    • One cup finely chopped apples
    • One cup finely chopped carrots
    • Two cups coconut water
    • One tsp. ginger
    • One tsp. lemon juice

Directions

In a high-powered blender, mix all the ingredients, and blend. Drink this smoothie during your breakfast or as a brunch to add to your core strength.

The Bottom Line!

These fantastic drinks are so nutritious that you can consume them without giving them a second thought. However, one piece of advice is to buy high-quality and fresh organic foods to enhance the overall uptake.

The step towards a healthy lifestyle begins at home, so you may feel a little lazy to wake up early and prepare these smoothies, but you have to maintain good health.