Did you know that incorporating certain drinks and ingredients into your diet can help you stay healthy? That’s right! There are quite a few tricks to help you drink your way to a healthier you.
We all want to stay healthy and feel our best. Any little, extra steps we can take to help improve our health are always welcomed. So we are here to show you all about immune boosting beverages.
Not only will these drinks add important vitamins and minerals to your diet, but they also taste fantastic. Pour yourself a glass and let’s get started!
Boost Your Immune System with Kombucha
The first health-improving drink we are going to look at is kombucha. Kombucha is a naturally fermented tea drink. It has been around for over 2000 years and was first brewed in China before spreading to Japan then to Russia.
Kombucha only became popular in Europe and the United States within the last century but has been on the rise ever since. Not only is it tasty, but it also has some serious health benefits.
Kombucha is a fermented drink and fermentation makes probiotics. Probiotics help improve gut health and have been shown to strengthen your immune system.
Drinking kombucha gives your body a healthy dose of good bacteria. This improves overall immunity and, when consumed regularly, can help you stay healthy.
The best time to drink kombucha is in the morning Drinking kombucha early in the morning when your stomach is empty will get that good bacteria into your system. Your body will absorb more of the nutrients in the drink when consumed early in the day.
Since kombucha is made from tea, it can also give you a nice energy boost. If you want to drink kombucha to improve your immune system, incorporate it into your morning routine. You will see the benefits right away!
Amazing Kombucha Recipes
We have a few delicious kombucha recipes that you can try. Our delicious grapefruit kombucha is lightly sweetened with honey and a wonderful alternative to a regular glass of grapefruit juice in the morning.
If you want to try making kombucha from scratch, give our homemade kombucha recipe a try. If you need extra immunity, make our homemade ginger and lemon kombucha- it packs a serious health boosting punch!
Healthy Citrus Drinks to Boost Immune System
Citrus drinks have long been seen as beneficial for your health. Oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits are the most common citrus fruits that are use to make drinks. All of these fruits are full of flavonoids. Flavanoids are what will help boost your immune system and keep you healthy.
What is a flavonoid? A flavonoid is a plant compound that has a variety of health benefits. To begin, flavonoids are powerful antioxidants. Consuming antioxidants will help your body fight everyday toxins.
The specific kind of flavonoids found in citrus fruits (called flavanones) are also known for their anti-inflammatory properties. They can help you manage your weight and your cholesterol. What a powerful compound!
Citrus drinks are also high in fiber. Soluble fiber will keep your gut strong and your body regular. All in all, citrus fruits and drinks made with fresh citrus are extremely nutritious. They will give your body the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it needs to keep you healthy!
Delicious Citrus Recipes
We have quite a few citrus packed, non alcoholic drink recipes that you can try. Start with our Fresh Pinemonade, a pineapple lemonade mix that will surely brighten your day. A Blood Orange Virgin Spritzer is a good way to get your citrus fix at cocktail hour.
Of course, our spritzer has no alcohol because this mocktail is delicious and full of flavor just as it is. A glass of Chile Lime Pineapple Soda will also give you enough citrus to give your immune system a boost. The spicy chili flakes have lots of antioxidants of their own!
Health Boosting Vegetable Juices
We all know that eating a diet full of vegetables is healthy. In fact, the USDA recommends eating 5 to 13 servings of veggies a day! One way to be sure that you are consuming enough vegetables is to add them to your drinks.
Vegetables are an important source of many nutrients. Many contain lots of potassium, fiber, folate and vitamins like vitamin A and C.
All of these things will contribute to overall better health. For example, diets high in potassium will help maintain blood pressure. When you eat lots of fiber, you will lower your risk of heart disease.
Vitamin C will help your body absorb iron easily and help improve your immunity to standard colds.
Some vegetables have very strong, almost bitter tastes. That is why many people struggle to eat a lot of veggies- it can be an acquired taste.
Luckily there are lots of ways to make veggies delicious. We like to blend vegetables into smoothies and fresh juices, getting the nutrients and health benefits of the veggie is a tasty way.
Drinking your veggies will ensure that you boost your immunity and stay healthy. You’ll enjoy every sip!
Tasty Vegetable Drinks to Boost Immune System
We have lots of immune boosting drink recipes that revolve around delicious, nutritious veggies. Our Purple Power Juice is packed with shredded cabbage and cucumbers.
However, the juice is flavored with sweet blueberries and apples. It is a super pretty and extremely nutritious drink!
Our Spicy Green Monster juice gives you tons of vitamins and minerals in a glass with a delightful fiery kick.
Try our Clean Mary Mocktail (coming soon) for a wonderful, tomato filled brunch beverage. Tomatoes have lots of antioxidants as well as potassium, folate and vitamin K. All nutrients needed to keep you healthy!
Drinks to Boost Immune System
Kombucha, citrus drinks and beverages containing vegetables will all help you boost your immune system and stay healthy. Try incorporating one or all of these great drinks into your daily routine.
When you drink healthy beverages regularly, your body will feel better and function more effectively!
Let us know which immune system boosting drinks you like the best. Doesn’t it feel good to drink tasty, nutritious drinks? Enjoy!