The one drink you need to fight cold and flu

STEPHANIE AYRE
Last updated 06:05 04/07/2014
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PACKS A PUNCH: Knock out cold and flu symptoms with this simple and healthy juice.

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If you've woken up with the sniffles or are trying to arm yourself against the cold and flu, it's a good idea to give your body the nutrients it needs to build up a strong defence.

Apple, ginger and carrot are just three ingredients that you really can't get enough of this season.

The vitamin C in apples work as natural antioxidants, the body warming effect of ginger and its anti-viral properties will work to build up a strong immunity, and the carrots, which are rich in beta-carotene (and covert to vitamin A), will also help to strengthen the immune system.

Juice them together, and you've got yourself a punchy cold and flu fighter - pow, pow.

APPLE, CARROT AND GINGER JUICE

1 apple
4 carrots
1/4 cup ginger

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Main ingredient Carrots
Type of dish Juice
Course Drinks
Cooking time <30 min
Serves/makes 1 glass
Special options Low fat

Juice all ingredients into a tall glass and enjoy immediately.

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