Drink These When Feeling Under the Weather

When feeling thirsty, think carefully about how you rehydrate. Some drinks are healthier than others, especially if you’re under the weather.

Read on to find everything you need to know.

Green Tea

Green tea is rich in health-boosting antioxidants – flavonoids and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which strengthen your immune system. Green tea also contains amino acids that help your body produce germ-fighting compounds in your T-cells.

Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is a terrific immune booster, especially if you mix it with honey. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and antioxidative. It fights off colds and flu and soothes sore throats and nausea. Honey is also anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory – a perfect health-bomb mix.

Turmeric Drinks

Turmeric is a spice you add to golden milk, or mix with other beverages (like a ginger-turmeric drink). It’s anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, can boost immune cell activity and help antibodies fight off infections and diseases.

Citrus Juices

Citrus fruits, like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes, pack plenty of vitamin C. Freshly squeezed citrus juices can be a refreshing way to boost your vitamin C intake. It will also help you fight off infections and protect your cells from oxidative stress, especially during cold winter days.

Berry Smoothies

Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Mix these berries into a smoothie to improve your immune response and protect your body against illness.

Bone Broth

Bone broth is rich in vitamins and minerals and can also greatly support your overall wellbeing. The amino acids in this concoction also reduce inflammation and improve gut health.

Drink Wisely

Each of these drinks brings something good to the table (or the mug). Antioxidants in green tea, the soothing properties of ginger, or the vitamin C in citrus juices are all good for your body. Better still, you can reap all the benefits in a tasty and refreshing manner.

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