5 Delicious Juices That Will Boost Your Immunity During Lockdown

by Suchismita Pal
Veggie Clean

We should try to protect ourselves from coronavirus as much as possible. Lets start with our immunity. To improve our immune system naturally, it is advised that we consume a lot of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Fruits and vegetables are rich sources of important vitamins and minerals; the very reason mothers include it in the diet of their children. But before consuming these fruits and vegetables, you need to clean them thoroughly to make them absolutely germ-free. You can use a vegetable and fruits cleanser called Veggie Clean, that removes 99.9 percent germs, pesticides and waxes from the fresh produce.

Remember, safety should be your priority and every time you get these fresh fruits, clean them with Maricos Veggie Clean. It is made of 100 percent natural cleansers with anti-bacterial agents; and is chlorine, alcohol, soap free. Scientifically proven, this cleaning solution helps remove 99.9 percent of germs, pesticides and wax from our fresh produce.

Here are 5 amazing fruit and vegetable juices that you can easily prepare at home:

1. Beetroot, Ginger and Honey Juice

Make sure that the beetroot is cleaned properly with Veggie Clean before cutting it into thin slices and putting it in the blender along with ginger and honey. Add water and squeeze half a lemon into it. After blending it, use a strainer to ooze out the juice in a jar. This will be a great source of vitamin C, vitamin B9, iron, manganese and potassium that can boost your immune system. Sounds like a tasty way to fight infections, right?

2. Cucumber, Coriander Leaves And Bottle Gourd Juice

To make this juice, take 125 grams of cucumber, 125 grams of bottle gourd and a handful of coriander leaves. Clean the vegetables thoroughly with Veggie Clean. Peel and chop them and put the pieces inside a grinder along with coriander leaves and sugar and blend everything. This summer-friendly smoothie can not only cool your body, but it is also rich in vitamin C, vitamin K and protein to keep you nourished and hydrated.

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3. Tomato,Ginger, Mint Smoothie

Tomatoes are rich in vitamins and fibre and mint has antibacterial properties to fight cold and flu. Start off by washing two tomatoes, a ginger and mint leaves. For cleaning vegetables, we often use home remedies like baking soda and lemon, which could possibly be effective, but not to a large extent. But this solution by Marico Limited, called Veggie Clean, will come to your rescue. All you have to do is dilute 1 capful of veggie clean in 2 litres of water (2 big kitchen bowls) and soak all your fruits and veggies in it for 5 minutes. After that, you got to rub them thoroughly and rinse them with running water. That’s all that you need to do, in order to have clean vegetables for immediate consumption. Then place finely chopped pieces of tomatoes and ginger inside the mixer grinder. Add two mint leaves and some sugar and blend everything. Your amazing tomato smoothie is ready!

Also read: Covid19: 10 Foods You Must Include In Your Diet To Boost Immunity 

4. Watermelon Mojito

Packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B1, B5, B6, watermelon is an excellent immune-boosting fruit. To make this cafe-style mocktail, clean the watermelon and mint leaves with Veggie Clean thoroughly. Blend small pieces of watermelon in a mixer grinder and strain the juice. In another jar, stir powdered sugar, lime juice and ice cubes together. To this mixture, add the crushed mint leaves. Finally, add the watermelon juice and stir thoroughly. Now, put two flat lemon slices inside a glass, pour your mojito over it and enjoy! 

Also read: Kolkata’s ‘Immunity Sandesh’ Is Made With 15 Herbs

5. Home-Style Mango Fruity

Mango is a superfruit for battling restlessness and depression and it also boosts immunity. For making this smoothie, take two ripe mangoes, 350 grams of sugar and half a tablespoon of citric acid crystals. Wash the mangoes first with the Veggie Clean solution. Chop them and then put them in about two cups of boiling water. Add citric acid crystals, sugar and cook the solution until the mangoes can be mashed. Blend them in a mixer grinder and strain the puree. You can relish this soothing mango smoothie with some ice-cubes. You can also learn, how to make this delicious mango dessert in three easy steps.

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There is a possibility that few home remedies could have side-effects. According to reports, long-term use of baking soda can increase risks of anaemia, kidney diseases, muscle cramps and more. If you have been washing your vegetables with soap, that too can be detrimental to ones health. Therefore, be careful about choosing the solution used to clean your groceries, so that you can make the most of these delicious smoothies without having to worry about your health.

While these juices are great for your health, here’s a quick reminder on cleaning them before using. Helping you with that is Marico’s Veggie Clean. It is a 100 percent natural cleansing solution that ensures all your fruits and vegetables are thoroughly cleaned and are safe for consumption. It is available on all major online stores like Flipkart, Amazon, BigBasket, Nykaa and Grofers; and can be delivered within few days. Buy now!

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