Does the sight of all the tissues and antibacterial hand sanitizer lining the supermarket promotional shelves make you nervous? Us too! It means it's that time again - cold and flu season.
The first thing you should do when flu season rolls around is to head straight to to the fruit and veggie section and stock up on all the produce that will give your immune system a boost.
Creating your own juices are an awesome way to boost your immune system during the winter months.
"Most people don’t feel like eating when they’re sick, but staying hydrated is vital for your body to keep fighting off the infection. Green juices are an easy way to get your daily serve of green vegetables, providing an infusion of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, that can be delivered straight into your system," MOD's in house Nutritionist, Lonny says.
"Fruit and veg with a high water content is ideal when you're not well."
"Celery and cucumbers are high in water, which is extremely important as your detoxification organs need water in order to work and flush out toxins. Water also keeps lymph fluid moving, so the immune system can do its job properly."
"If you’re a fan of ginger, you can add as much as you like, as not only will it give your juice a nice kick, but it also has powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties."
Check out our flu fighter recipe below!
Flu Fighter Juice Recipe | MOD Appliances
1½ cups baby spinach leaves
1 large kale leaf, woody stalk removed
1 small - medium carrot
2 ribs of celery, cut to 1-2cm pieces
½ cucumber, cut into chunks
½ green apple, cut into wedges
1cm cube of ginger, more or less to taste
Slowly feed the ingredients through your MOD Cold Press Juicer;
Serve over ice. Enjoy!