If you’re sick, these drinks may help you feel better

Experts say these drinks may help boost your immune system

Try these immunity-boosting drinks if you're feeling under the weather
Try these immunity-boosting drinks if you're feeling under the weather

It’s important to keep your immune system healthy all the time, but especially when you’re feeling a little under the weather.

Experts with Healthline say these drinks are full of nutrients that may help boost your immune system.

First, try a citrus explosion with orange, grapefruit and any other citrus fruit. The Vitamin C can strengthen your immune system, and can help fight off infection. If you have a cold, Vitamin C is great for suppressing those symptoms, which can lead to a faster recovery.

Next, try mixing beet, carrot, ginger and apple together. Not only can this drink help boost your immune system, it may also decrease inflammatory symptoms. Inflammation is often an immune response to infections from viruses or bacteria. Ginger is a great ingredient that has anti-inflammatory effects. This drink may even be helpful for those with rheumatoid arthritis.

Finally, mixing watermelon and mint together is great if you have sore muscles -- which is a symptom of the flu or the common cold.


About the Authors:

Gretchen Nowroozi was born and raised in Houston. She started working at KSAT as an intern in 2019 after graduating from Michigan State University. She is a producer for Good Morning San Antonio.

Sarah Acosta is a weekend Good Morning San Antonio anchor and a general assignments reporter at KSAT12. She joined the news team in April 2018 as a morning reporter for GMSA and is a native South Texan.