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Allergies, colds, viruses and more — the list of potential hits to your immune system is daunting and can ruin your quality of life. Many people find themselves in a cycle of getting sick, and then briefly getting well only to get sick again. Beat the cycle of immune depletion by turning to your kitchen to keep your immune system as healthy as it can be. Integrated health expert and author of What Doctors Eat, Dr. Taz Bhatia, shares three mocktails that give your body nutrients.
For a more tropical twist, this "colada" uses mango and banana mixed with coconut water and oranges for immune support any season. Mangos are high in vitamin A, an antibacterial and antiviral micronutrient, while potassium-rich bananas help to stabilize electrolytes and reduce excess sodium, another burden to the immune system. Oranges have the added benefit of vitamin C, giving this colada powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties. Mix these ingredients along with crushed ice for a thick, cold colada that does not need any additional sweeteners.
Get the recipe: Mango-Banana-Orange Colada