Homemade healthy and tasty drinks to boost immunity
Dr Geeta Grewal
Boosting immunity is the need for the hour. There are a number of factors that affect the functioning of our immune system. A healthy lifestyle protects your body from viruses and bacteria and builds your immune system. Without it, they’d have free reign and you’d be constantly falling ill. Your immune system work by recognising the difference between your body’s cells and alien cells, allowing it to destroy any that could be potentially harmful.
Here are a few homemade drinks to boost your immunity and are healthy and tasty too.
APPLE ORANGE RINGS
2 star anise
1/2 inch cinnamon stalk
4-5 black peppercorns
1/2 inch ginger
Boil water with 2 star anise, 1/2 inch cinnamon stalk, 4-5 black peppercorns and 1/2 inch ginger. Turn off the flame. Grate apples and add a few orange rings. Let them infuse for 10-15 minutes. Strain and drink.
MATCHA GREEN TEA
1 tsp coconut yogurt or warm water
Add a dash of cinnamon powder
1/2 cup milk full cream
1/2 tsp amba turmeric powder
1 star anise
1/2 inch cinnamon stalk or pinch of cinnamon
1 tsp ginger juice
5-6 black peppercorns crushed
Few drops of ghee
Boil milk with star anise, cinnamon and peppercorn. Add turmeric powder. Turn off gas. Add ginger juice and ghee drops. Drink when warm
GINGER LEMON DRINK
1/2 inch ginger
Few mint leaves
Grind in mixer. Strain and drink as a concentration or mix with a glass of water. Add pinch of pink Himalayan salt and 1tsp raw honey.
Dr Grewal is a cosmetic surgeon and an anti-ageing, beauty and wellness expert