Fresh and healthy

Looking for some immunity-boosting shots that can be created in the comfort of your home? Here are five boosters aimed at managing your overall wellbeing, so you can feel healthy and refreshed every day. Show your immune system some love.

Cinnamon, Lemon and Honey Shot — Anantara The Palm

Lemons are loaded with vitamin C, honey has antibacterial properties and its high viscosity helps form a protective barrier in the body to help fight infection, while cinnamon is high in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to being a great immunity booster, this shot also helps boost collagen.

Method: Boil three to four sticks of cinnamon bark (can be broken into smaller pieces) in two cups of water for 45 minutes and strain. Set aside to cool for a few minutes. Add fresh lemon and honey according to the taste. You can also store the drink in the fridge before serving it.

Nutritious booster – Lou’Loua by Nadia

Because of their high vitamin C oranges are associated with boosting immunity and improving heart health and skin. Cinnamon and ginger too have loads of anti-inflammatory properties and helps our bodies fight infections and keep our immune system healthy.

Method: Make a nutritious and tasty booster by blending vitamin and nutrient-rich ingredients like fresh oranges, cinnamon stick, and fresh ginger. And it tastes amazing too.

Kombucha – Anantara Hoi An Resort, Vietnam

If you have the Kombucha-making kit, this is a traditional Vietnamese drink made from local green tea and sugar to improve digestion, diabetes, strengthen the immune system, reduce blood pressure and detoxify your body. If you don’t you can get similar beneficial results from drinking fermented apple cider vinegar.

Method: Add two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar to a glass of distilled water (that’s water that has been boiled and cooled). Drink every morning.

Kiwi special – Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road

Kiwis are nutrient-dense and full of vitamin C and E and work to boost your immune system as well as fight free radicals. Oranges are known to help control sugar and cholesterol levels as well as boosting immunity. Feel free to a few almonds, fresh coriander, and ginger along with a dash of honey to make a sumptuous smoothie.

Method: Blend Kiwi and oranges (juice or pulp) together for a cleansing and revitalising drink.

Tumeric Tea – Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara Oman

The key ingredient of this herbal drink is fresh turmeric, a root closely related to ginger and commonly used in Asian food. Turmeric contains bioactive compounds including curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory properties that increases the antioxidant capacity of the body and improves brain function, fights depression, and boosts your immune system.

Method: Blend ½ cup of fresh raw turmeric, ¼ cup of fresh raw ginger, the juice of one lemon, three tbsp of honey with four tsp of distilled water (boiled water that has cooled). Use two tablespoons of the mixture to one cup of hot water, mix it well for a minute or two add and few mint leaves (if you have) before serving yourself and family.

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