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Fruit and Vegetable Juices that boost the immune system

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As countries around the world run a race against time to vaccinate their citizens, it is important to stay healthy and boost one's immune system to stay healthy amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
As you wait your turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or just opt for a healthier lifestyle, here are some easy and nutritional juices you can whip up to help boost your immune system!
Green Apple Orange Carrot Juice
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According to Health Line, oranges, apples, and carrots are a winning combo to help your body protect itself and fight off infections.
Apples and oranges are a great source of vitamin C, while carrots are rich in vitamin A, which is critical to a healthy immune system. Carrots also have vitamin B-6, which plays a vital role in immune cell proliferation and antibody production.
Tomato Juice
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Tomatoes are rich in vitamin B-9, or commonly known as folate. This compound helps lower the risks of infections. Tomatoes also have anti-inflammatory compounds thanks to their modest amount of magnesium.
And if that's not enough, tomatoes also contain lycopene which has been linked to several health benefits ranging from heart health to protection against sunburns and certain types of cancers, says Health Line.
Strawberry and Mango Juice
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For this drink, you might opt to make it into a smoothie rather than juicing it. Making a homemade strawberry-mango smoothie is packed with antioxidants properties which are essential in protecting cells from harmful free radicals.
Mangoes also contain fibers that help in healthy digestion. Meanwhile, several studies have claimed that strawberries help prevent several types of cancer thanks to their ability to fight oxidative stress and inflammation.
These two fruits are also good as it has anti-aging benefits, helps brightens complexion, cleanses the skin and is also believed to help treat acne.
Watermelon Mint Juice
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Watermelons are heavy in water content which makes them easy to juice. This fruit is also rich in vitamin C and arginine that helps improve your immune system and even helps in relieving muscle pain. Muscle soreness is a common symptom of the flu, especially in adults.
Meanwhile, mint leaves are also a good source of vitamin A and antioxidants that help fight off oxidative stress.
Juices and smoothies are some of the healthy options you have if you want to boost you immune system in a tasty way. You can even add a variety of additional ingredients to your drink such as chia seeds, wheat germ, or soy milk.
Other ways to boost your immune system also include habitual exercise, staying hydrated, sleeping well, reducing stress, and practicing good hygiene.

Last Modified: 2021-Jul-22 18.49.54 UTC+0800