The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases estimates that 30 -50 percent of colds are caused by rhinoviruses, which are most active in the spring, summer, and early fall. Summer colds feel the worst while it’s hot and sunny outside, and you are feverish, sniffly, stuffy and achy.
Having all of these symptoms, plus being trapped inside is a nightmare for your summer plans. Staying hydrated and avoiding sugar can help strengthen your immune system so that your body can fight the common cold virus when it chooses to attack.
This fresh, cold-pressed juice made with your Juicepresso can decrease the duration and severity of the common cold.
The Immunity Builder
- 1 bunch watercress
- 1 turnip (top removed, ends trimmed)
- 3 carrots
- 2 cloves fresh garlic
- 1/2 green apple
The two big hitters in this juice recipe are garlic and watercress. Garlic is an antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agent with immune boosting effects. Watercress, on the other hand, is high in vitamins C and A, which help fight infection. Sounds like a killer combo to us!
Do you have any natural cold remedies or juice recipes that can help your immune system? Share them with us, we’d love to try them out!