I don’t know about you, but everywhere I look I see people coughing, sniffling, and popping cough drops right about now.
I have a go-to, immune-boosting lemonade that I drink just about every day to keep my immune system thriving. When Amber was bedridden while suffering from flu like symptoms (body aches, upset stomach, fatigue), I made her this supercharged immune lemonade. The next day she was out of bed and back to her regular schedule of work and school. She could not stop bragging to her friends and coworkers about the lemonade, stating that it was a miracle. If you are suffering from a compromised immune system or simply want to make it through the "sick season" without becoming a victim, do yourself (and everyone else around you) a favor and add the supercharged immune lemonade to your daily ritual or at the very least, during times of possibly compromised immunity.
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Camu is an Amazonian "superfruit" with significant research to prove its immune boosting efficacy. One serving of camu is said to have 30 times the amount of vitamin c compared to one serving of an orange. However, the abundant vitamin c content contained within the fruit is not the only immune boosting benefit. Research that compared camu supplementation and vitamin c supplementation (the same amount of vitamin c for each) showed that camu supplementation was more powerful in boosting immune function than simply supplementing with vitamin c. The research suggests that the combination of flavonoids, anthocyanins, and vitamin c content contained in camu all work together to synergistically boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and reduce oxidation.
Magnesium is gaining a lot of attention in the health community and rightfully so. Magnesium is responsible for countless biological processes that without the presence of magnesium, cannot take place. One study states that magnesium is" BY FAR THE LEAST ABUNDANT SERUM ELECTROLYTE". Due to commercial farming (depleted minerals in the soil), low fat diets, and traditional American eating patterns, magnesium deficiency is a major health problem that is going unnoticed by most. Studies show that magnesium deficiency is a key contributor to several illnesses including bacterial infections, fungal infections, and migraines as well as other serious conditions like heart disease, liver damage, Alzheimer's disease). Following a primal eating pattern can still leave you magnesium deficient if you are not consciously ensuring that magnesium is sufficient in your diet , so supplementation may be necessary (especially for athletes). Standard American diet's not only lack sufficient magnesium, but also disable magnesium absorption. Following primal eating patterns and lifestyle techniques will create a better environment for magnesium absorption in the body.
Lemon is one of those foods that has been used for ages to prevent the common cold. The high content of vitamin C contained in lemons is the main reason they are suggested to prevent/reverse sickness. Studies show that vitamin C plays a pivotal role as an immune system supporter. The antioxidant content contained in lemons can also reduce respiratory infections such as viral or bacterial infections to the throat, sinuses, larynx, bronchi, and trachea. Adding fresh squeezed lemon to the supercharged immune lemonade not only has immune boosting benefits, but also provides that authentic lemonade flavor to make this recipe an enjoyable piece to add to your daily ritual.