Many times we wake up and feel exhausted. The only thing you want to do in these moments is going back to bed. And to fix this, most people tend to consume caffeine beverages like coffee or tea to give them a boost of energy. Even though these drinks are commonly consumed around the world as a “wake-me-up”, there are healthier and more efficient alternative foods to boost your immune system and provide you the energy required.
Foods To Boost Your Immune System
Digestion Booster Shot
Having problems with your digestive system can result in having low energy, one among many other problems caused by indigestion. In order to have sufficient energy to last the day, your body needs to be able to properly digest the nutrients that it is receiving.
- Juice from ½ a lemon
- 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- Grated, organic ginger root, or a pinch of ginger powder
Mix the lemon juice with apple cider vinegar and then add the ginger powder. After that add the garlic and let it sit with the other ingredients for a while. If you find that you can not handle it, add a little water to make it easier for consumption.
Metabolism Booster Shot
A healthy metabolism is a necessity if you want to have the optimal energy to last throughout your day. Even though your digestive system is breaking down nutrients from your food, your metabolism is responsible for the conversion of nutrients into energy for your body to use.
- Juice from ½ a lemon
- 3 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar
- Grated, fresh turmeric, or a pinch of ground turmeric powder
- A few twists of freshly ground black pepper
- A pinch of cayenne pepper
Turmeric and black pepper in this shot stimulate your metabolism by supporting the liver. Cayenne pepper boosts your metabolism through thermogenesis which can also prevent weight gain.
Green Smoothie Shot
Protein is the essential component when it comes to keeping your energy levels high at all times. This Green Smoothie Shot contains 10 grams of protein, vitamin B and C and high levels of potassium.
- ¼ cup of frozen organic blueberries
- 1 slice of ginger
- A small handful of organic spinach
You can also add some Stevia or raw honey for sweetness.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender. Add some water to the mixture if you want it to have a more liquid-like consistency. You can prepare these mixtures in large quantities and store them in your fridge.
Your breakfast should always be of the best quality possible and consist of foods to boost your immune system because you will be breaking an 8 or more hour-long fast. A healthy breakfast and these healthy shots will ensure that you get the super boost that you need to have a productive and efficient day.