Whenever the weather changes it takes a toll on our body and bring host of diseases along. The most common being cold & flu, most of the Indians usually catch it during the changing seasons. This brings out the need for an immunity booster. If we look back to how our ancestors used to change their food during changing seasons, I identified turmeric to the rescue as a preventative. Curcumin, the antioxidant that gives turmeric its yellow-orange color, has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, gastrointestinal health properties, which have been linked to the prevention of cancer cell growth and management of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease.
The high antioxidant and anti-bacterial content in turmeric also means it is great for helping to reduce the symptoms of cold and flu. There are impressive list of nutritional benefits in Turmeric. Turmeric is rich in manganese, zinc, B group vitamins and iron, which can help support a healthy metabolism. It is a true superfood because it’s classified as an adaptogen, which means it helps the body adapt to stressors like environmental toxins, inflammatory foods, and lack of sleep.
Along with turmeric, ingredients like fresh coconut water, ginger, honey and black pepper add on their nutritional benefits. Hence play a preventive role by boosting body’s immunity to fight against the infections! Taking this immunity booster drink as first thing in morning will not only improve your immunity but will also boost up your metabolism.
Check out the recipe below!
- 1/2 cup fresh coconut water
- 1/4 inch knob fresh turmeric OR ¼ teaspoon dried turmeric powder
- 1/4 lemon
- A pinch of pink Himalayan salt
- 1/4 inch fresh ginger root
- 1 teaspoon honey
- pinch of black pepper (optional)
- Place coconut water, turmeric and ginger root in a blender and mix.
- When the turmeric/ginger is finely shredded, strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a jar.
- Add lemon juice, salt, and honey to taste. Serve, preferably with a handful of soaked nuts like almonds, walnuts or even cashews.
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