Boosting immunity is the need of the hour. There are many factors that affect the functioning of the immune system. A healthy lifestyle protects your body from viruses and bacteria and builds your immune system. Without it, they’d have a free reign and you’d be constantly falling ill. Your immune system works by recognising the difference between your body’s cells and alien cells, allowing it to destroy any that could be potentially harmful. Dr. Geeta Grewal, a cosmetic surgeon, and anti-aging, beauty, and wellness expert have come up with homemade drinks for immunity boosting that are healthy and tasty.
APPLE ORANGE RINGS
You need: 2 star anise, ½-inch cinnamon stalk, 4-5 black peppercorns, ½-inch ginger, 1 apple, 1 orange
To make: Boil water with the first 4 ingredients, turn off flame. Grate apples and add a few orange rings. Let them infuse for some time (10-15 min) and then strain and drink.
MATCHA GREEN TEA DRINK
You need: 1/4 teaspoon Matcha tea powder, ½-cup milk full cream, ½-tsp turmeric powder, 1 star anise, ½-inch cinnamon stalk, 1 tsp ginger juice, 5-6 black peppercorns crushed, few drops ghee
To make: Boil milk with tea powder, star anise, cinnamon peppercorn, and add turmeric powder. Turn off gas, add ginger juice and ghee drops. Drink when warm.
CELERY STALK LEAVES
You need: A bunch of celery stalk leaves (cut to ½ inch) and water
To make: Grind celery leaves and mix with water. Strain and drink 1 glass daily.
AMLA COCONUT YOGHURT DRINK
You need: ½-tsp licorice powder, ½-tsp amla powder, ½-tsp flaxseed powder, ½-tsp goji berries powder, 1 cup coconut yoghurt
To make: Mix all ingredients in the coconut yoghurt to make a drink.
AMLA POWDER DRINK
You need: 15 ml Noni juice, 1 tsp amla powder
To make: Dilute with ½-cup water or tender coconut water.
GINGER LEMON DRINK
You need: ½-inch ginger, 1 lemon, few mint leaves, Himalayan pink salt to taste, 1 tsp raw honey
To make: Grind in mixer, strain, and drink as a concentration or mix with 1 glass water. Ad d pinch of pink Himalayan salt and raw honey.