5 juice ingredients to boost immune health

By Jessah Shaw, Adv Dip (Nut Med)

Juicing is unique as it allows nutrients to be consumed in their most concentrated form, providing vital nutrients without feeling weighed down as you would if you were to consume the below foods whole. With the days getting shorter and colder and in turn cold and flu symptoms becoming more rampant, it is more important than ever to be vigilant when it comes to your immune health.

1. Beetroot

These vibrant, purple vegetables are loaded with immune boosting nutrients. They also contain a powerful antioxidant that can reduce inflammation. As well as being convenient for juicing they can also be grated to make a tasty addition in salads.

2. Citrus fruits

Oranges, lemons and limes in particular are excellent sources of immune-boosting vitamin C and are rich in plant compounds which exude anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Another convenient way to up your citrus intake is through squeezing the juice in fresh salads or adding to plain water as an added kick.

3. Berries

This encompasses blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and cranberries which contain high amounts of polyphenols, a type of plant antioxidant which gives berries their vibrant colour and provides lots of immune-boosting benefits.

4. Ginger

This zingy spice has a long history of medicinal use with its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and natural penchant for warding off the flu and common cold.

5. Spinach

Convenient to add in juices or smoothies, spinach or spinach leaves are high in vitamin A, C and E to boost immunity and protect against infections.

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