Immunity Booster: Here are 4 homemade beverages that can strengthen your immune system during coronavirus pandemic
New Delhi : This global coronavirus pandemic has left us all living in fear of getting infected. The panic continues to rise as the confirmed coronavirus cases in India cross 10 lakh. Since the outbreak of coronavirus, our lives have taken a u-turn. Our lifestyle has changed drastically. This pandemic has not only affected how we see the world but also how we eat and drink. Staying healthy has suddenly become our top priority today. We've all gone from working hard and earning more to staying healthy. Our life goal has also changed. All we really want now is to stay fit, healthy and protected from coronavirus. We've also become very focused on consuming food and beverages that can boost our immune system. We have suddenly become very particular about what fruits and vegetables we eat and how we clean them before we consume them and whatnot. But amid all this chaos, there's one thing that has been constant. We all have immunity-boosting beverages in our kitchens and many of us prefer making these healthy drinks at home so we can limit contact and stay safe! So, if you wish to add some immunity-boosting beverages to your diet, here are a few simple homemade drinks that you can turn to.
1/4 Vitamin C Smoothie
A kiwi or orange smoothie can be amazing for our immune system as these fruits are rich in vitamin C which is essential for our immunity. Add some cinnamon powder, banana, ginger, lemon juice and yoghurt in your smoothie. Try to use honey instead of refined sugar.
This home remedy has been used to treat cough, cold, flu and fever for ages. This remedy contains some very simple and easily available ingredients which can maintain our health and build our immunity. Take some clove, crushed black pepper or black pepper powder, ginger, tulsi leaves, cinnamon, giloy, ashwagandha powder and roast all of them in a pan. Now add 2 to 3 glasses of water and bring it to a boil. Strain this mixture and pour it in a glass or a cup and keep sipping on it.
3/4 Turmeric Milk
There's nothing better than a glass of warm milk with some turmeric in it. Turmeric is known for its medicinal properties as well as its antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. You can also add some ginger, Kashmiri kahawa and coarsely ground almonds to this milk. Try to avoid artificial sweetener and use honey instead.
4/4 Green Smoothie
Green smoothies usually consist of spinach which is a rich source of numerous vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is rich in vitamin C, folate, calcium and even contains a lot of fibers which is good for our overall health. You can mix some pineapple and lemon juice and maybe even mango for better flavour. Add some almond milk to your smoothie for added benefits.