For many people, autumn is the most beautiful and romantic season of the year. Not only does it bring vibrant colors to the landscape, but it also brings cooler sweater weather. It marks the time to don our coats, boots, and scarves for fashionable protection from the cold, but for others, fall marks the beginning of cough and cold season. It becomes harder to spend as much time outside as we would like, but it is also easier to enjoy a hot beverage, especially one that can help boost our immune system! Protect yourself from Jack Frost, but even if he sneaks in – we got you covered. This potent shot of vitamin C will prep your defenses for battle. After all, the main thing we learned over the past year is that we need to keep our immunity up in order to keep viruses away.
This recipe is simple, delicious, and you can drink it every day. Have it with breakfast to start your day with a boost, or with dinner to end the day on a high note. Start making it right now for an unforgettable autumn!
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of honey
Contents of 1 vitamin C capsule
Contents of 1 echinacea capsule
Heat the water up before adding the juices of both the lemon and the orange. Drop in the contents of the vitamin C and echinacea capsules and mix together before adding the honey. Mix again, and you will have your comfort drink ready to enjoy while strengthening your immune system.
What’s it good for?
Lemon is a citrus that contains vitamin C and is rich in several types of bioactive compounds. Other benefits associated with this popular fruit are derived from its flavonoids. (1)
From an early age, we were told about the importance of citrus juices as an excellent source of Vitamin C. In addition, studies reveal that fruits such as oranges are associated with better dietary quality for both children and adults because they provide nutrients like potassium, folic acid, magnesium, and vitamin A. (2)
Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient for humans, based on multiple research studies. Vitamin C contributes significantly to immunity by supporting various cellular functions of the defense system. Its deficiency within the body results in impaired immunity and increased susceptibility to infections. (3)
A taste of honey is not only a delicious accompaniment to hot beverages, but also offers health benefits such as better immunity and lower blood pressure. Scientific analysis also assures us that honey is an ideal treatment for allergies and skin conditions. (4)
Studies also show the benefits and properties of echinacea in positively stimulating the immune system, especially for the relief of cold symptoms. Other wonderful properties of this medicinal herb include its antibacterial, antioxidant, and antiviral properties. (5)
Strengthening your immune system before the change of season is a good way to help prevent colds and other viruses. However, if your symptoms become complicated, please see your doctor as soon as possible.
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Nuria Martí, Pedro Mena, Jose Antonio Cánovas, Vicente Micol, Domingo Saura. “Vitamin C and the role of citrus juices as functional food”. 2009 May;4(5):677-700. URL: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19445318/
Gail C Rampersaud, M Filomena Valim. “100% citrus juice: Nutritional contribution, dietary benefits, and association with anthropometric measures”. 2017 Jan 2;57(1):129-140. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2013.862611. URL: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25831042/
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