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The Ultimate Immunity Punch Recipe For This Cold and Flu Season

October 20, 2022

The Ultimate Immunity Punch Recipe For This Cold and Flu Season

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This sweet and citrusy berry punch recipe is intentional with its ingredients, created to support your immunity and hydration this fall! Loaded with superfoods that have been used for centuries to protect people from sickness, this fruity punch will be a go-to with cold and flu season quickly approaching. Keep reading for the ingredients that make this recipe so powerful and how to make your own yummy immune-boosting pitcher.

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The Best Foods and Teas For The Immune System

Nourishing your body with healthy foods will help your body be stronger to fight off any "bugs" that you might encounter this cold and flu season. Here are the powerful ingredients we picked for this immune-promoting punch.

Ginger

Packed with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant rich compounds, ginger helps boost your immune system and promote healthier resistance to all the colds and flus going around.

If you do happen to fall down with a sickness, ginger might even help you feel better. Ginger has been used for centuries in treating nausea and pain, so drinking some ginger tea might help soothe your tummy, throat and muscle aches.


Orange

Citrus fruits, like oranges, are high in vitamin c, which helps boost immune function on the cellular level. As a result, it can help reduce oxidative stress and support your white blood cells in functioning more effectively.

If you don't have oranges for this recipe, feel free to substitute them with another citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit, clementine, etc.)

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Kiwi

Kiwi supports your immune defense, like oranges, because it is also very high in vitamin c. Kiwi contains roughly 230% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin C, so you are getting a massive immunity-bang with each sip! It also is an excellent source of iron, fiber, and antioxidants, which will support your body's overall functioning, making it easier to fight off sickness!

Berries

Berries, including blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, elderberries, etc., contain antioxidant properties that can help boost the immune system. Researchers found that people who ate foods rich in flavonoids were less likely to catch a respiratory tract infection or common cold than those who did not.

Add whichever berries you prefer to this punch since they are all jam-packed with awesomeness.

Green Tea

Will we ever get to the end of the list regarding the benefits of green tea? Honestly, probably not! Green Tea is packed with antioxidants, like flavonoids and EGCG, that have been shown to help various sicknesses and diseases, including your common cold. It is also a great source of the amino acid L-theanine, which can help fight off germs. Green Tea can help enhance immune function and prevent you from getting sick, which is why we added it to the ultimate immunity punch.

 

How To Make This Immunity-Boosting Punch Pitcher

For 3-4 Servings

Share your punch with family and friends! Stay healthy together.

What You Need

*If you're looking to cut out sugar, avoid the honey and the juice.

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How To Make It

  1. Add your green tea, ginger, hot water (and honey here, if you choose to use it) to a large glass jar to steep for 2-3 minutes. After steeping, strain using a handheld strainer into a large pitcher.
  2. Chop your fruit: slice your oranges and kiwis.
  3. Add your chopped fruit, juice and berries to the pitcher and let it sit for 10-15 minutes to let all the yummy fruit juices mix into the tea. For extra flavor, you can muddle the fruit, smashing it with the bottom of a wooden spoon.
  4. Add in a bunch of ice and serve!

 

Wishing you health and healing, I hope this punch helps you kick that cold!

 

If you liked this recipe, check out the herbs you should be eating to support your immune system: How To Not Get Sick: 5 Herbs and Botanicals For Boosted Immunity This Cold and Flu Season.

 

General Disclaimer: The information on this website is has been compiled from published sources and is provided only as a guide. While every effort has been taken to ensure that information published on this site is correct and up to date, this is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Also, although all of our teas are generally regarded as safe, please consult your doctor if currently using medication, pregnant or breastfeeding.




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