Elderberry has become very popular as an effective supplement for fighting colds and flus. It really does wonders for the immune system. Elderberry is loaded with vitamin C, flavonoids, fruit acids, and anthocyanic pigments. It also exhibits incredible antiviral properties.
The scientists found that phytochemicals in elderberries are responsible for their flu fighting properties in particular, compounds called anthocyanidins.
These compounds boost the immune system and can directly prevent the flu virus from entering a person’s body. Additionally, they can prevent the virus from replicating within the cells.
Cranberries in this recipe also provide prebiotic fiber, which gives fuel to your body’s probiotics, beneficial bacteria found in your GI tract. Scientists found that cranberries could protect the gut microbiota, and provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory functions that benefit the cardiovascular system, metabolism and immune function.
Elderberry Immune-Boosting Ice Pops For Cold and Flu Season
10 oz. coconut water
2 large oranges, juiced
1 ½ cups frozen blueberries
¼ cup raw cranberries
1 teaspoon raw ginger, minced
1 tablespoon Elderberry syrup (find it here)
1 ½ tablespoons of raw honey (find it here)
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend well.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 30 minutes. Then add the wooden popsicle sticks and freeze for another 5 hours.
- Serve and enjoy!
Take Reishi to Strengthen Your Immune System
One way to fortify immunity is taking an organic mushroom powder that has been used for thousands of years to improve disease response. Reishi mushroom can strengthem immune function through its effects on white blood cells, which help fight infection and cancer. All you need is one teaspoon a day!
Reishi mushroom is known for its anti cancer properties. It eliminates free radicals and promotes liver cell regeneration. Just take 1/2 tablespoon a day!