For a serious immune boost, we have turned to the big guns of the plant world to help keep our immune systems strong and supported during these strange and recent unsettling times with the recent escalation of the Coronavirus.
The best way we know how to combat viruses is to have a healthy immune system, and there are so many components that need to be taken into consideration.
Immune system health is related to how healthy our lifestyles are, the foods we eat, our sleep, stress, and so much more.
While it is hard to not be stressed with everything going on with COVID-19, try to remember that worrying can contribute to a more weakened immune system . Do what you need to do to relax, we are all in this together. Although things may seem scary right now, do your best to care for yourself and stay in a peaceful mindset.
When you start to feel stressed, try to pause and take a moment to calm yourself. Put your phone down, close your computer, and connect with your heart. Take a few deep breaths and think of something you are grateful for. Keep doing this until you begin to feel a sense of peace coming into your being. Do whatever it takes during the day to bring yourself back to this state!
Sleep is also very important. Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night, and rest during the day if you need to as well. Listen to your body and practice sweet self-care whenever you need to rest. These are strange times and it is so important to take care of your mental, emotional, and physical body.
If you are feeling super anxious and have a lot of energy, move your body.
Practice yoga online if you can’t get to a studio. We have so many wonderful classes on yogagirl.com designed for self-care, self-love, meditations, pranayama, and go-to Vinyasa flows to move the energy around and keep your mind, heart, and spirit strong and aligned with peace.
Food is medicine for the immune system.
Stock up on natural immune boosters and make a big batch of immunity juice to keep in the fridge and drink every day. Knowing you are feeding your body the nutrients it needs to stay strong and healthy will ease your mind and heart.
This immunity juice is super easy to make, and will keep you strong, healthy, balanced and supported.
The ingredients are the most powerful immunity boosters in the plant world! We've got ginger to aid in digestion and clear out toxins in the immune system. Next up is fresh turmeric, a powerful anti-inflammatory, also supports the liver and kidneys in removing toxins. Garlic, which helps to purify the blood and lower blood pressure, oranges for Vitamin C (and taste), cayenne pepper to help remove toxins, boost metabolism and aid in digestion.
This powerhouse juice will keep your immune system strong and your mind at ease, knowing you are giving your body the natural medicine it needs to clear the body of toxins, support and strengthen the immune system.
Immunity Juice from the Yoga Girl® Kitchen
Makes about 2 very potent servings
- 4-5 cloves of garlic, peeled
- 3-4 oranges, peeled
- 1 3-inch hunk of ginger, peeled
- 1 3-inch hunk of turmeric, peeled
- 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 cups of filtered water
- Take all of the ingredients and blend on high for 1 minute.
- Strain, and serve!
You can also use a juicer if you like, but since the ingredients are so small it is a bit easier to use a blender and then pour the mixture through a strainer and drink.
Note: The juice has not the most appetizing flavor, (we will not lie!), but just do your best to chug and enjoy the immediate effects of a strengthened immune system!