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Boost Immune System during the Cold Months with Juicing

Posted November 14th, 2013

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Juicing not only requires discipline, but also requires variety and a constant ability to “change things up”. Using the same juicing recipes over and over will cause “juicing fatigue” and will likely put an end to one of the healthiest habits that you had acquired.  With a little creativity, you can easily get through the colder months staying healthy by juicing tasty fruits and vegetables rich in essential nutrients that the body needs in large amounts to protect the body from falling victim to colds and flus.

Fruits and Vegetables Beneficial in fighting Cold and Flu:

Kale: Kale contains strong anti-inflammatory effects that helps the joints, boost the immune system and detoxifies the body.

Spinach: Spinach juice strengthens immune system because it contains essential vitamins and vital nutrients such as vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, vitamin B9, vitamin K, calcium, and iron that is good for the body.

Carrot: Carrot juice is also an excellent source of vitamin C and essential for the immune system.  Just 100g carrot juice can contain as much as 3 milligrams of vitamin C.

Cilantro: Cilantro contains different vitamins that improve the immune system. It also improves the digestive system while disinfecting and detoxifying the body. Cilantro also contains strong anti-inflammatory capabilities that may help symptoms of arthritis

Orange: Oranges, a favorite for mornings, can add the entire daily value of vitamin C, which will boost your immune system.

Echinacea: Echinacea is highly regarded for its medicinal purposes and ability to fight off colds and the flu. Echinacea works by strengthening the immune system and increasing the speed of lymph flow in the body creating a quicker means of riding the body of toxins. By juicing echinacea, rather than taking it in capsule form, you are assuring that you consume the entire plant, with none of the antibiotic properties lost to processing.

Watermelon: Usually, vitamin C is associated with orange juice, but fortunately it is also found in abundance in watermelon juice which contributes towards achieving a robust immune system. It also slows down the aging process.

Beetroot: Beetroot juice contains rich nutrients such as calcium, Vitamins A and C, iron, folic acid, fiber, potassium and manganese that fight diseases and assist the body to transport and utilize fats appropriately.

Juicing Recipes to Boost Immune System:

Rainbow Juice:
Ingredients
1 beet,
4 Carrots
Handful of Kale
Handful of Spinach
1 Lemon
½ Ginger
Half bunch of cilantro

Feed all ingredients through your juicer and enjoy!

Watermelon-Orange Juice
Ingredients
4 cups chopped watermelon cubes, deseeded
1 medium or large sized orange
4-5 fresh mint leaves (optional)

Feed all ingredients through your juicer and enjoy!

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