4 Immunity Boosting Drinks that CLEANSE your system & REBOOT your body!
If you are feeling sluggish and out of energy and your skin is looking dull... your body may be telling you that its time for a system reboot or a cleanse. While getting rest and drinking lots of water will be your first line of defense, you may want to kick-start your reboot with these ready-to-drink system super-boosters to help you alkalize, balance, cleanse the body and take care of inflammation and toxins.
POMEGRANATE JUICE: For a disease-fighting ruby red juice that boosts heart health and prevents aging try a pure pomegranate juice. Pomegranates boast an incredibly high antioxidant content and have been shown to prevent and reduce inflammation in the body as well as lower blood pressure. The antioxidants in pomegranates prevent oxidation which leads to more rapid aging of our cells. It also contains a high concentrations of neuro-protective polyphenols, antioxidants that can help support memory and brain health. With such rich benefits, a little bit of pomegranate juice goes a long way (about 8-12 oz). Pomegranate juice is naturally sweet already so make sure to look for 100% pure pomegranate juice with nothing else blended in. You can, of course, eat whole pomegranate seeds and reap all of the benefits.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (ACV) DRINK: Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting the sugars from apples, turning them into ascetic acid, the main active compound in vinegar that has powerful biological effects, including antibacterial properties and ability to reduce blood pressure levels. Although ACV is acidic, it becomes alkaline in the body. Thus, it is a great pH equalizer, helping to counteract the acid formation or reflux that can occur from the breakdown of processed foods, alcohol and sugars. Apple cider vinegar's probiotics and enzymes can also improve insulin sensitivity and work to lower blood sugar, keeping blood sugar levels normal. ACV can be a great option for anyone with high sugar diets which can lead to insulin resistance, high blood sugar and diabetes. It's not hard to see why apple cider vinegar is one of the oldest remedies in human history.
KOMBUCHA: Kombucha is a fermented drink made from tea fermented with cane sugar. It tastes slightly acidic and carbonated. The live organisms in kombucha are what give it its organic acids, beneficial bacteria and yeast content including acetic acid, lactic acid, and other beneficial cultures. These "good gut" cultures aid in healthy digestion. Look for 100% raw, organic kombucha without any added fruit juice or flavors to keep the sugar content low. Just 8 oz is enough to provide over a billion live and active probiotic cultures and healthy gut flora to the body.
PROBIOTIC TONIC: Probiotic drinks can keep the gut flora in balance and digestive system functioning as normal. They populate the body with healthy bacteria and help fight overgrowth of bad gut bacteria like Candida where overgrowth can lead to infections. Candida yeasts naturally reside in the intestinal tract but can over populate the gut leading to digestive issues and a breakdown in the intestinal wall. Symptoms of Candida overpopulation include brain fog and fatigue, bloating, digestive issues, and infections. Tonics which include ingredients like ginger and turmeric give added anti-inflammatory benefits while apple cider vinegar helps to balance pH levels and detoxify the liver.