With the threat of both the coronavirus and dengue fever looming in Singapore, having a strong immunity system is more important than ever.
Our immune system provides our body the ability to resist or protect against diseases and infections that are caused by pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, and other harmful microorganisms.
Of course, taking the necessary precautions is a non-negotiable in these times, but keeping your immune system strong ensures that your body does not succumb to illnesses easily.
After all, prevention is better than cure, and boosting your immune system through natural foods is always better than pumping your body with supplements and medicine.
And a tasty, smooth cup of cold pressed juice made with a Hurom slow juicer is arguably the best natural immune-boosting foods you can enjoy.
Here are some natural immune-boosting fruits and vegetables that you should juice to boost your immune system:
Oranges are an excellent source of Vitamin C, which increases the production of white blood cells that are key to fighting infections. Juicing one normal-sized orange provides around 70mg of Vitamin C, which is already more than the recommended daily intake!
2. Bell Peppers
Citrus fruits are not the only foods that have an abundance of Vitamin C — red bell peppers are packed with lots of Vitamin C too! One cup of cold pressed red bell pepper juice contains 190mg, which is almost 3 times more than a cup of cold pressed orange juice!
Being a citrus fruit just like oranges, grapefruits are also an excellent source of Vitamin C. Half of a medium-sized grapefruit already contains 64% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin C, so a cup of cold pressed grapefruit juice would provide you with more than sufficient Vitamin C!
Blueberries contain anthocyanin, which has natural antioxidant properties that are essential in building up the respiratory tract’s immune defence system. Blueberries also have natural antihistamines, which helps minimise symptoms of runny and stuffy noses, particularly for those have frequently suffer from sinus allergies.
Slow juicing mangoes is a great idea, as they contain a wealth of nutrients, mainly Vitamin A, Vitamin C, as well as folate, Vitamin K and several B vitamins. Vitamin A plays a critical role in enhancing the body’s immune function due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Kiwis are another non-citrus fruit that are great sources of Vitamin C. Slow juicing just 2 kiwis can yield 137.2mg of Vitamin C in a cup of cold pressed juice, and can help reduce the chances of developing cold or flu-like illnesses.
Having a glass of cold pressed pomegranate juice daily is a good idea, as it contains a wealth of Vitamin C and a high concentration of antioxidants that helps reduce inflammation throughout the body, and are antiviral and antibacterial in nature.
The best part about cold press juicing with Hurom slow juicers is that it ensures that your fruits and vegetables are not exposed to high heat and oxidation, meaning that it retains all the immune-boosting nutrients and transform your ingredients into a cup of delicious, pulp-free cold press juice.
Need some ideas for an immune-boosting juice recipe? Check out some of our juice recipes here: https://huromsingapore.com/pages/juice-recipes-health