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No doubt, everyone has worries about the pandemic Corona virus. One of the worst worries is the fact that scientists haven’t found a cure or a vaccine for Covid-19 yet. All are experiments and rumors.
So, the only weapon we have to fight the virus is our immune system, with the care of personal hygiene of course. With a good personal hygiene and impervious immune system, you have the upper hand against the virus.
Before I take you to the heart of the matter, I can hear your sighs of boring in your quarantine. For this, I got this wonderful idea for you! How about boosting our immunity by an amusing way, so we alleviate our worries and omit our boredom at the same time!
Sound healthy and interesting, right?
At the beginning, we have to know more about vitamins and minerals that our beverages contain inside such as vitamin A, C, E, Selenium, and iron. Briefly, we are going to take an idea about some of these minerals, how do they boost our immunity and in which beverage do they exist in abundance.
Then we will embark our journey inside the unusual anti-viral beverages and fruits.
1- Vitamin A:
Besides its role in maintaining vision and promoting growth, Vit A plays a critical role in enhancing immune function.
Found in: Mango, Cantaloupe, Pink or red grape fruit, Watermelon, and Papaya.
2- Vitamin C: In addition to its copious functions, Vit C
Found in: Cantaloupe, Citrus fruits and juices such as orange and grape fruit, Kiwi and Mango.
3- Vitamin D:
Latest researches reveal that immune cells have receptors for Vit D, which means that Vit D has an important effect on immune cells. As we know in advance, Vit D has a crucial effect on calcium and bone hemostasis.
Found in: Some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, cereals and fatty fish.
4- Folic acid:
As it plays a crucial role in DNA and protein synthesis, it appeared to be substantial in the process of formation of immune cells.
Found in: Strawberry, Citrus fruits such as orange juice and leafy green vegetables like spinach, and fish.
Studies supported the notion that Selenium boosts the immune system involving aging immunity or protection against certain pathogens.
Found in: Banana, Brazil nuts, milk, Yoghurt, and fish.
The role of iron in immunity is necessary for immune for immune cells proliferation and maturation.
Found in: Dried fruits such as Prunes, Figs, and Apricots, Lentils, and sea food.
Studies declared that zinc plays a central role in the immune system by many mechanisms.
Found in: Avocados, Black berries, Pomegranate, Rasp berries, Guavas, and Cantaloupe.
Mg participates in immune responses in several methods.
Found in: Bananas, Figs, Avocado, Nuts, and broccoli.
We must bear in mind that all these minerals and vitamins should be taken in certain quantities under the supervision of a specialist.
Now, after we finished our lesson about vitamins and immunity, let’s have some fun!
We will mention some delicious, unusual and healthy beverages, cocktails and fruits. So that we can get rid of the boredom of quarantine and boost our immunity.
Some of these beverages are made by blenders, which you can purchase easily on: https://productspy.co.uk/ and others can be made manually.
1- Rhubarb Cordial: One of the tastiest, healthy, and easy prepared cocktails, which is rich in vitamins and healthy ingredients.
-Golden caster sugar
-Zest and juice 1 orange
-Zest and juice 1 lemon
-1 slice fresh root ginger, peeled
2- Mojito mocktail: A really wonderful drink, which you can prepare in just 5 minutes
-Small bunch mint
-Juice of 3 limes
3- Sidecar mocktail: Such a super healthy drink with a wonderful taste.
-Cold lapsang souchong tea
-Slice dried orange
4- Watermelon lemonade: Amazing and simple drink which is perfect for kids and adults.
-Golden caster sugar
-Lime, cut into slices
-Small handful mint
5- Fruity mocktail: I’m sure you will enjoy it especially with bamboo skewers.
6- Alcohol-free Passion fruit martini: A very suitable drink for parties, you must try it!
-1 egg white
-Handful of ice
-Sparkling grape juice, to serve
7- Pear and roes punch: Heavily recommended for parties and in your free time.
-Golden Caster sugar
-Few slices root ginger
-Raw apple cider vinegar
8- Citrus peach cooler: Perfect for summer days. Also, full of vitamins that body and immunity need.
-1 lemon, thinly sliced
-1 lime, thinly sliced
-A few sliced strawberries
9- Peach iced tea: Make a peaceful mind in hot summer day with this drink. I recommend it for tea lovers.
-Ripe peaches, stoned, and chopped
-1 peach slice to serve
And this was the last healthy beverage on our marvelous list. Hope you enjoy all the list!
Eventually, Keep up your good personal hygiene, take your special drink, boost your immune system, and have a peaceful mind.