Easy Immune Boosting Recipes – Drinks and Foods to Boost Your Immunity

Your immune system is so important to your health, as it is your body’s main defence against germs, bacteria and viruses. Did you know your diet plays an important role in keeping your immune system strong and healthy? There are food and drinks that can specifically strengthen it and there are food and drinks that can weaken it.

Here are 10 easy immune boosting recipes – drinks and foods to boost your immunity. Food is medicine and these easy immune boosting recipes make healthy and delicious additions to your meal planning for the week.

What Foods and Drinks weaken your Immune System?

Food and drinks that weaken your immune system are ones that are high in sugar such as soda pop, alcohol, candy, cakes and cookies etc. Highly processed food, fast food, and too much caffeine weaken your immune system. Too much caffeine is dehydrating and when you’re dehydrated, it weakens your immunity. Refined carbohydrates break down when digested and pretty much just turn into sugar in your body.

What Food and Drinks Strengthen Your Immune System?

Staying adequately hydrated is really important for strengthening your immune system, and the best way to do that is to drink good quality water and nutritious drinks. Fruits and vegetables give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to support a healthy immune system. Foods high in Vitamin C are especially important for strengthening your immune system, so things like oranges, grapefruit, lemon juice are great for that.

Foods high in antioxidants such as berries, especially blueberries, and foods like garlic and onions that are high in antibacterial properties are immunity boosters. Yogurt, kefir and kombucha are high in probiotics which will strengthen your immune system. Bone broth is incredibly rich in minerals and vitamins that may boost your immune health.

How Can I strengthen my Immune System if I’m sick?

When you’re sick, your body uses a lot of energy to heal itself, so getting lots of rest is important. Stay well hydrated with your fluid intake. Drinking lots of water thins out secretions which helps break them up so if you have a cough, it helps your body get rid of that cough sooner.

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Healing Chicken Noodle Soup

This delicious homemade healing chicken soup takes less than 30 minutes to throw together and is sure to help you kick the cold with its illness fighting ingredients!

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Blueberry Kale Smoothie

This blueberry kale smoothie is packed with two superfoods: kale and wild blueberries. I grow kale in my garden every summer, freeze it, and use it in this smoothie all winter long.

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Easy Immune Boosting Recipes – Drinks and Foods to Boost Your Immunity

Ginger Tumeric Lemon Tea

Ginger, honey and lemon combine with spices to create an anti-inflammatory hot drink that helps to boost your immune system. Perfect if you are fighting a cold or want to soothe a sore throat.

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Healing AIP Breakfast Porridge {Instant Pot Option}

AIP Breakfast Porridge will help heal your body with anti-inflammatory rich foods. There are no nuts, grains, nightshades, dairy, or eggs used in this easy AIP breakfast recipe, but the breakfast porridge is so delicious, you won’t miss them! You can make this breakfast porridge on your stove top, or use the Instant Pot porridge recipe option!

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Easy Immune Boosting Recipes – Drinks and Foods to Boost Your Immunity

Power Green Smoothies {Whole 30 friendly}

This immunity boosting green smoothie recipe is powered by real food. Jammed packed with superfood nutrients that work in synergy to BOOST energy! These smoothies are paleo, vegan, and whole 30 friendly.

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Cold Busting Soup

“This lovely homemade soup recipe is the kind you make when you feel a little something coming on. You know the classic cold symptoms: If your nose is feeling stuffy, there’s a little scratch in your throat, and you want to stay in your PJs all day, this is the recipe you need.”

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Easy Immune Boosting Recipes – Drinks and Foods to Boost Your Immunity

Immune Boosting Ginger Tumeric Tea


3-ingredient immune-boosting ginger turmeric tea is the ultimate daily boost for your immune system, containing some powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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Mexican Cabbage Soup

Filled with colorful, immune-boosting vegetables, this soup is warm, cozy, and ready in about 20 minutes

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Easy Immune Boosting Recipes – Drinks and Foods to Boost Your Immunity

Eggs

Vitamin D is necessary if you want a healthy immune system. The foods that are generally rich in vitamin D include beef, fish, eggs, milk as well as fortified cereal.

Shakshuka

“Shakshuka is an easy, healthy breakfast (or any time of day) recipe in Israel and other parts of the Middle East and North Africa. It’s a simple combination of simmering tomatoes, onions, garlic, spices and gently poached eggs. It’s nourishing, filling and one recipe I guarantee you’ll make time and again.”

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So Simple Stir Fry

A simple stir fry recipe completely customized to you. Add the meat of choice, whether than be a lean sirloin, chicken, or pork (or without to keep it vegetarian). Then add 3 to 4 cups of your favorite veggies. Simple and done.

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The Beauty of a Weekly Meal Planner

Are you new to Meal Planning? Or looking for a good plan to try? You may be asking yourself, “Why should I meal plan?” Well, the beauty of a weekly meal planner for me are its benefits that make my life a whole lot easier. And it adds a whole lot more pleasure to eating a variety of great recipes, rather than getting stuck in a rut making the same thing over and over again.

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