Carrots, oranges and ginger are packed full of nutrients that boost your immunity to help you fight colds, flus and other illnesses naturally. When blended together into a juice they are not only super powerful but absolutely delicious too!
How do they boost your immunity?
Before getting into the recipe, here’s a quick summary on the nutrients and health benefits of this powerful trio.
Beta Carotene – Carrots are rich in beta carotene which the body converts into Vitamin A. This is an essential vitamin for immune function, development and growth. Vitamin A also promotes good vision.
Vitamin K and calcium – Both of these are important for bone health.
Potassium and fiber – Helps with regulating blood pressure, blood sugar and easing constipation.
Vitamin C – A powerful antioxidant that helps your body build antibodies to fight off infections and boost your immunity.
Ginger has long been used in traditional and alternative medicines. It is packed with vitamins and minerals that help aid digestion, fight colds and flus and reduce nausea.
Vitamin B2, B3, B6 and B9 – These vital B vitamins are important for the formation of red blood cells. They also support the nervous system, promote cell repair for good skin health and convert food into energy.
Iron – Iron is important for making red blood cells and is vital for growth and development.
Potassium and fibre – Again these help with regulating blood pressure and blood sugar. The fiber content helps with weight loss and easing constipation
Vitamin C – Vitamin C helps absorb iron. It’s also a powerful antioxidant that helps your body build antibodies to fight off infections and boost your immunity.
Magnesium – Helps support muscle and nerve function while producing energy.
Oranges are perhaps better known for their contribution of vitamin C in your diet. One orange provides 100% of your daily recommended Vitamin C intake!
Vitamin C is extremely effective at protecting and healing the body and is found in most fruits and vegetables. That is why it is consumed daily as food or in the form of supplements. It is also added to skincare products for clearer, stronger skin.
Vitamin C – As a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C combats the formation of free radicals to help prevent cancer. It promotes cell repair for clearer skin while supporting heart health too.
Vitamin A – Excellent for vision and strengthening your immune system.
Calcium – Important for strong and healthy bones.
Potassium – Regulates blood pressure, diabetes and promotes heart health.
Taken regularly in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, these essential vitamins and minerals play a vital role in helping to boost your natural immunity. They can prevent all sorts of illnesses, even heart disease and some cancers.
So why not whip up a delicious drink right now and reap all the benefits it provides?
It’s super simple!
Here's how to boost your immunity naturally!
3 oranges (peeled)
3 carrots (scrubbed)
2 inch piece of ginger
If using a juicer simply put everything in and juice away. Depending on your juicer you may or may not need to peel the orange.
If you don’t have a juicer don’t worry it’s still easy. Add the peeled orange, carrot and ginger into a blender until it resembles a smoothie. Using a mesh strainer, strain the juice into a glass bowl. Use the back of a spoon to press the pulp and squeeze the juice out. Pour into a pitcher and chill for about 30 mins before drinking (or consume within 24 hours).