Everyone has an immune system. Everybody is built with this functional system of cells that tell the body what to do and how to do it in a healthy way. The way we treat our bodies and what we eat or drink can determine how well it functions. When the body is run down, the immune system is likely not running at optimal speed. With addiction recovery, it definitely takes a hit as the body detoxes and gets rid of all the substances from the body and readjusts to life without them. The best way to support a healthy immune system is by eating healthy foods, but also drinking healthy juices in support of that immunity.
Grapefruit and Orange
Low vitamin C can lead to delayed healing of wounds, challenges warding off infection, and an impaired immune response. Vitamin C has antioxidant and other properties which support overall healing within the body. Folic acid is one nutrient the body needs to stay healthy, which comes from drinking orange and grapefruit juice.
Tomato juice can be made fresh at home rather than buying in a store. Tomatoes are a great source of folate, which fights off infections. Incorporating more tomatoes into your diet can increase overall health, but you can also drink the nutrients so long as you keep the healthy parts of the drink like vitamins and minerals.
Watermelon is a great immune system booster. It may also help when you are recovering from a workout or need extra muscle support for soreness. One of the common symptoms of sickness for people, the flu, also causes muscle soreness. Eating or drinking watermelon juice can also be hydrating as it has a lot of water. Other things like mint, apple, or orange to give a big boost in vitamin C.
Veggie-based juices gained popularity in recent years for their nutritious immune-boosting properties. This recipe can increase a person’s immunity by adding parsley, spinach, kale, or other greens with some fruit. Iron and calcium are just a few of the vital nutrients that make this a great drink to have in your rotation.
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