Our family has been fighting a chest cold this week. It SUCKS! I haven’t done a real cardio workout since Friday, but I’ve done some light weight/more reps for strength and restorative yoga to keep my sanity.
*Here’s an immune booster juice you will want to drink so you guys don’t get it. It tastes like a healthy version of an orange julius…
- 1 large organic orange
- 1/2 organic lemon (Meyer is a sweeter variety)
- 1 inch knob organic ginger
Juice and enjoy. If you don’t have a juicer, you can squeeze citrus and mince ginger. You could use a blender to keep even more nutrients in (like fiber) – especially if you are starting to feel yourself coming down with something. Fight it!
- Oranges, lemons, and other citrus fruits are considered an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is important for keeping a healthy immune system by protecting cells from free radical damage. Free radicals can also damage many systems in the body which can cause chronic conditions such as cancer.
- Ginger has strong anti-inflammatory effects. It can promote healthy sweating (helpful for colds and flu), help fight infection, relieve nausea and also arthritis symptoms.
*Studies have shown that getting your vitamin C from real foods such as oranges and lemons is more beneficial than taking a supplement, but, like everything else, check with your doctor to see if it is right for you.