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5 drinks that best enrich body with vitamins and support immunity

5 drinks that best enrich body with vitamins and support immunity Which drinks strengthen the immune system (photo: Freepik)

A strong immune system guarantees you good protection against various diseases. It's best to support it by consuming vitamins from food and drinks.

Eat This, Not That reports on beverages that strengthen the immune system.

Green tea

Green tea is rich in beneficial polyphenols and flavonoids that provide numerous health benefits. It helps reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer, as well as reduces inflammation.

According to a study published in the journal Molecules, green tea strengthens the immune system due to its antioxidants, which help protect cells from oxidation and reactive oxygen species.

Green tea is believed to protect against diseases and infections due to its antioxidant properties. It also contains no calories, which is another advantage.


Kefir is rich in various beneficial probiotics that help maintain a balanced gut microbiota. The main beneficial bacterium in kefir is Lactobacillus kefiri.

In a review article published in the journal Nutrients, it is reported that kefir has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, and many other health benefits.

Lemon-ginger tea

Lemon-ginger tea is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant known to protect cells from oxidative damage. According to a study published in the journal Antioxidants, vitamin C also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce negative immune reactions.

According to a study published in the journal Nutrients, ginger contains over 100 biologically active compounds that help fight nausea, reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, improve blood lipids, and reduce inflammation.

Natural orange or grapefruit juice

According to a study published in Frontiers in Immunology, vitamin C and folic acid in citrus juices support the integrity of immune barriers and protect many types of immune cells, including natural killer cells and T cells. The bioactive compounds in citrus have anti-inflammatory effects to support immunity.

Both orange and grapefruit juices are rich in nutrients and provide over 100% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C. These juices also contain vitamin A and folic acid. However, it is advisable to prefer homemade juices over commercial ones.

Tomato juice

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and lycopene, a beneficial antioxidant carotenoid known to reduce systemic inflammation and offer many health benefits.

Tomato soup is often recommended for colds or flu as it contains vitamin C, but tomato juice provides the same amount of vitamin C. 100 ml of tomato juice contains only 50 calories, without added sugar and almost 100% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C.

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