Boosting your immunity plays a vital role in fighting COVID-19 pandemic, especially with the new highly transmissible Omicron variant. We are all locked in our homes due to the curfews and strict guidelines. In fact, due to this, many people are bored and looking for a variety of food and beverage options for themselves. Instead of going for immunity affecting alcoholic drinks, you can make a range of healthy non alcoholic detox waters to reduce the risk of illnesses and to reduce stress. Thus, there are a number of detox beverages that are not only tasty but can also make your immune system stronger.
Water is an important part of life which helps in flushing out the harmful toxins from the body. It also contributes in boosting metabolism and aiding digestion of the body. To make the water even more beneficial, we can try to add fruits, herbs, spices, and vegetables, which is also termed as 'Detox water'. Along with boosting your immunity, these detox beverages also help in weight loss, balancing the pH levels of the body, improving digestion, enhancing the mood, increasing energy levels, and improves the complexion. Onlymyhealth editorial team spoke to Dr. Anjali Phatak, Director Nutripulse and Senior Clinical Nutritionist, Nutripulse, Jaipur, to know about immunity boosting detox drinks for omicron prevention.
Detox drinks to boost immunity for omicron prevention
Detox beverages can be taken both warm or cold. And, these can do wonders for your body internally and are skin friendly as well. However, you should drink them on a daily basis. Most Indian households are full of aromatic and flavoring spices and herbs that can also be used for medicinal purposes. According to Dr. Anjali, here are 5 best detox drinks that can be prepared for omicron prevention during Covid pandemic using easy and healthy ingredients at home:
1. Lemon ginger decoction
The first healthy detox water that comes to our minds for boosting immunity is a lemon ginger decoction. Many people take warm lemon water in the morning to lose weight. You can include ingredients such as lemon, ginger, holy basil leaves and turmeric to make a tasty and beneficial decoction. You can have it before sleeping or empty stomach in the morning.
2. Carrot orange juice
Carrot and orange juice is another detox beverage to boost immunity during pandemic for omicron prevention. You can grind carrot and orange together and add turmeric, salt and black pepper to it. This will make a delicious blend with a wide range of benefits. Orange is good for detox and a rich source of vitamin C. Carrot is also advised to patients for warding off various diseases.
3. Golden milk
Every Indian household consumes the famous golden milk or turmeric milk before sleeping at night. It can play the role of both detox and immunity boosting drink. You can add crushed ginger and cloves to your glass of milk. Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that can strengthen your immune system. And, milk contains vitamin D, which is also beneficial for your overall health.
4. Green juice
You can also make a simple all green vegetables juice at home, also called the 'green juice'. This mixture can include veggies such as coriander, amla and celery. Amla is popular for its detoxifying and immunity boosting properties. Green juice can be easily made at home and you can add jaggery or honey to add a natural sweetener to your beverage.
5. Beetroot, carrot and spinach juice
Beetroot, carrot and spinach juice can make for a delicious and healthy veggie juice. This juice will not only be a great detoxifier, but also a friend for your immune system. The combination of these three vegetables is also known as an age-old remedy of flushing out toxins from the body and restoring it. This vegetable detox drink helps in flushing out harmful toxins from the liver, kidney, intestines and skin, making them more healthy and enhancing their functioning.