Strengthen Your Immunity With These Foods During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

And when I am ill, it is He who cures me

The Noble Quran (26:80)

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Bone Marrow Broth, Lemon, Black seed, Sumac, Raisins (with seeds) and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (with the ‘mother’) are among the top highly recommended immune system boosters that we should be having during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now more than ever, it seems like strengthening our immune systems is of utmost importance. In fact, it’s key to staying healthy during the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. There are ways to keep your immune system functioning optimally, which can help to keep you healthy and give you a sense of control in an uncertain time. These include maintaining good hygiene, maintaining good nutrition, adding targeted nutrients in your diet, being physically active, managing stress and getting adequate sleep.

Bone Marrow Broth, Lemon, Black Seed, Sumac, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar are among the top highly recommended immune system boosters that we should be having during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Bone Marrow Broth: The Immune-Boosting Superfood!

Our immunity starts in our guts.

A huge proportion of your immune system is actually in your GI tract.

It is important to take bone marrow broth for healing intestinal permeability. It contains collagen, which nourishes the intestinal lining and reduces inflammation. Now is the time to improve your gut’s health and protect yourself from viruses.

Clean your blood by drinking a soup of: Bone marrow with black pepper, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.

Recipe from: NATURAL MEDICINE by Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (QS) – 1410/1989


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Just like the human body, plant-based foods have their own built-in defense mechanisms. When humans eat certain foods with these defenses, the body can actually ingest and invest in those same defenses. 

Lemon

Immune Boosting Powerhouse

Did you know the Ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons and drinking lemon juice was an effective protection against a variety of poisons, and that recent research has confirmed this belief?

There are many health benefits of lemons that have been known for centuries. The two biggest are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use as a weight loss aid because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser. Lemons contain many substances — notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene — that promote immunity and fight infection.

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant that helps ward off disease, and lemons are loaded with it. Just one large lemon contains about 75 percent of your daily requirement. Research has shown that vitamin C can help shorten the duration of cold symptoms and that the best way to reap its benefits is by consuming it in your diet.

A rich source of vitamin C, lemon possess immense health benefits ranging from its antibacterial and antiviral properties to its immune boosting abilities. One of the most common ways to reap the health benefits of lemon is by juicing it. Lemon juice acts as a digestive and a detoxifying agent and helps in cleaning the liver leading to better digestive health.

Soothes Respiratory Disorders & Throat Infections

Lemon’s anti-inflammatory properties help in fighting respiratory tract infections, sore throat and inflammation of tonsils.

Lemon is an excellent fruit that fights problems related to throat infections, due to its well-known antibacterial properties.

When you have a cold, the healing power of lemons works both internally, by supplying urgently required vitamin C to your defense cells, and externally, through the application of its antiviral properties to the virus on the mucous membranes in the nose and throat.

At the first indication of a cold — a runny nose or sore throat — try to give your body as much immune-boosting vitamin C as you can so that the virus is eliminated before it gets a chance to take hold. Drink the freshly squeezed juice of one lemon in a glass of lukewarm water every two hours.

Gargle with the freshly squeezed juice of one lemon

If you have a sore throat, add the juice of one lemon and one teaspoon (5ml) of sea salt to one cup (250ml) lukewarm water. Gargle three times a day for one minute to diminish the burning sensation. If it’s a case of tonsillitis, gargle every two hours for at least 30 seconds with the freshly squeezed juice of one lemon. Tilt the head back to allow the antibacterial and antiviral properties of the juice to flow into the back of the throat. You can swallow the juice when you have finished gargling thereby benefiting from an immune-boosting vitamin C shot.

Fever Reducer

Chills and fevers may be due to a variety of causes, but the lemon is always a helpful remedy. Here is a method that can ease symptoms: add the juice of 1 lemon to a cup of hot water with honey and drink at once, then every 2 hours until the fever or chill subsides.

Balances pH

Drink lemon water everyday and you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.

Relieves respiratory problems

Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and halt those pesky coughs. It’s thought to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies too.

Reduce inflammation

If you drink lemon water on a regular basis, it will decrease the acidity in your body, which is where disease states occur.

It removes uric acid in your joints, which is one of the main causes of inflammation.

Stress Buster

Lemon juice, especially, has several health benefits associated with it. Even more, as a refreshing drink, lemonade helps you stay calm and cool. Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you subject your mind and body to stress.

Help fight viral infections

With its powerful antibacterial properties, lemon juice helps fight infections

Warm lemon water is the most effective way to diminish viral infections and their subsequent sore throats.

Plus, with the lemon juice also boosting your immune system, you’ll simultaneously fight off the infection completely.

Liver Cleanser

Acts as a detoxifying agent

Lemon juice is also very effective at cleansing the liver as it promotes the liver to flush out toxins. It helps flush out the toxins in your body by enhancing enzyme function, stimulating your liver.

Keeps body hydrated

Lemon juice with warm water helps keep the body hydrated as it provides electrolytes to the body.


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How To Drink Lemon Water?

Drinking lemon juice with warm water every morning helps in maintaining the pH balance of the body. Start your day with lemon water and have again at night.

Give your immune system a boost by drinking a cup of lukewarm water with some lemon juice. Squeeze half of a lemon juice into a cup. Discard any seeds that may fall in. Add warm water, stir, and drink.

Drink it first thing in the morning, and wait 15 to 30 minutes to have breakfast. This will help you fully receive the benefits of lemon water, which are listed above.


Lemon infused water

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Lemon-infused water is easy to make, turning out like a light, refreshing lemonade.

Wash your lemons, scrub the entire surface area with a produce brush to remove any dirt, bacteria or pesticide residue. Soak lemons in hot water with some baking soda & vinegar solution to properly remove any waxy residue.

Slice one lemon per quart of water thinly with a sharp, nonserrated kitchen knife. Keep the slices about 1/2-inch thick or less. Knock out the seeds with the tip of your knife and discard them.

Fill a pitcher or large mason jar with the water you’re infusing. Drop the lemon slices into the water.

Add complementary ingredients, if desired. Put in a few leaves or sprigs of a complementary fresh herb too for more depth of flavor; mint, lavender, basil and sage are suitable options. Remember to first wash anything you use.

Give everything a light stir and close the pitcher or mason jar. Put the water into the refrigerator for at least 2 to 4 hours. The longer it sits, the more potent the infused flavor becomes.

Stir the ingredients in the water gently at the end of steeping, and then remove them all with a strainer. The lemon-infused water is ready to serve.

The infused water will keep refrigerated for up to 2 days.


Relieves a sore throat

Warm water mixed with honey and lemon is a popular home remedy for people with sore throats. The mixture can provide soothing benefits for a sore throat during cold season.

This sore throat/cold remedy is from the book NATURAL MEDICINE by Mawlana Sheikh Nazim (QS)

SORE THROAT/BEGINNING OF A COLD:
Every morning, noon and evening: Take some hot water, squeeze lemon juice inside and gargle.

Drink several times a day:
Boiling water where you first squeeze in some lemon juice then also add the lemon skin and some honey.

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Medical Precautions Note: If you suffer from heartburn, kidney or gall bladder problems or have a citrus allergy consult your doctor before using these remedies or drinking lemon juice. To protect your teeth enamel, wait at least half an hour before brushing your teeth after chewing, drinking or rinsing with lemon juice. Rubbing lemon juice or oil and drinking lemon juice is not suitable for children under the age of 10. Lemons are effective home remedies for a variety of health concerns but in the case of serious illness always consult your doctor first.

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