The immune system is the body’s natural defense system. It’s an intricate network of cells, tissues and organs that band together to defend the body against harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, even a fungus, all with the potential to make us sick during any season. A healthy immune system starts by first creating a barrier that stops antigens from entering the body. If one slips by, the immunse system creates white blood cells as well as other chemicals and proteins that desolve these foreign substances. Their goal is to try to find the antigen and get rid of it before it can reproduce. The immune system is truly incredible - it can recognize millions of different antigens and it can produce what it needs to eradicate nearly all of them … when it’s working properly of course! A strong immune system can keep the body free of all diseases and infections, but it is our job to intuitively know when our own bodies are lacking and what steps we can take to replenish it

Ginger and lemon are both plant-based foods that are considered quite helpful in improving the immunity of the body in a holistic way

WHY GINGER: There are many medicinal benefits of ginger. It is a phytochemical built up of flavonoids, which protect plants on a cellular level and are extremely nourishing to the human body. Although ginger is a spicy circulation-boosting root, did you know that it can actually cool the body too? It’s powerful and anti-inflammatory, so it can reduce skin redness, fire up digestion and soothe aches even better than your usual pain relievers! Ginger and its phytochemical gingerol also have the potential to suppress the activation of aging cell mechanims, keeping your skin looking youthful. You can use ginger root year round, but don't forget its role as an antiviral, immune-boosting spice during the colder months because it remedies chest and nasal congestion when you’re feeling under the weather

WHY LEMON: Full of collagen building Vitamin C, lemons are also rich in immune boosting bioflavonoids, which boost lymph flow and strengthen the blood vessels, aiding in the prevention of varicose veins. They are packed with antioxidants, as well as other immune boosting agents to rid the body of harmful free radicals. Lemons can have a diuretic and laxative effect as well so they can help you to maintain a flat belly all day long!

There are other great benefits of drinking lemon and ginger tea, along with strengthening the immune system, such as:
  • alkalizes the body
  • detoxifying 
  • anti-aging defense (suppress aging in cells)
  • flushes lymph fluid
  • purifies the blood
  • cleanses the liver 
  • improve digestion
  • proper heart function
  • prevents blood clots 
  • revs up metabolism
  • controls appetite 
  • sheds excess weight 

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