Warm drinks may also be handy if you are sick. Staying hydrated when you are under the weather is critical. Hot drinks may not only help your body to detoxify from pathogens in your system but may help with your symptoms as well. According to a 2008 study published in Rhinology, hot drinks can improve nasal airflow and help relieve congestion. They may be soothing for a sore throat or help coughs.
Here are the top 7 warm drinks that support immune resilience.
Bone broth is a highly nutritious liquid made from brewed bones and connective tissues. Bone broth may be made from cow, poultry, or even fish bones. It is full of minerals and other nutrients that offer a list of health benefits from digestive to joint health.
Bone broth also helps to support immune resilience. According to a 2000 study published in Chest, chicken soup and chicken broth may help to reduce inflammation and improve immune resilience.
Green tea originated in China, spread through East Asia, and now popular around the world. It is a type of tea where the leaves and buds of the Camellia sinensis plant have not yet undergone withering and oxidation like oolong and black teas go. Green tea has a light tea color and calming aroma. Green tea may also help to keep the doctor away by boosting your body’s immune resilience.
Ginger or ginger root is a popular spice and widely used herbal remedy for a variety of ailments. One of the best ways to use ginger is by making ginger tea. According to a 2013 review published in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine, ginger tea offers anti-inflammatory and antioxidative health benefits.
Warm Lemon Water
Warm lemon water may just be the most simple warm drink for immune resilience. It is hydrating, offers alkaline benefits to your body, and helps your digestive flow. Thanks to the help of lemon juice, warm lemon water is full of vitamin C.
This may not surprise you, but according to a 2013 systematic review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vitamin C can help to reduce the incidence and reduce the length of infections and feeling sick. If you are under the weather, warm lemon water is a perfect yet simple choice. I also recommend starting your morning with a cup of warm lemon water for continuous immune resilience support.
Echinacea is a herbaceous flowering plant in the daisy family and a popular herbal remedy. Echinacea tea is a delicious warming drink with health benefits for immune resilience. A 2014 study published in National Product Communications, echinacea tea may support the immune system by reducing regulatory T cell number and function.
Turmeric is an important part of Ayurvedic and Indian medicine and has been used as an herbal remedy, popular supplement, and delicious tea in the US as well for the past decades. Turmeric is one of the most well-studied spices out there. According to a 2007 study published in the Journal of Clinical Immunology, curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric is beneficial for your immune system.
Not to be left off the list drinking enough water will keep you hydrated and be able to help your kidneys flush you clean.