Increasing your vitamin C intake is one of the easiest ways to boost your immune system. It is crucial in helping fight off sickness. Vitamin C is also required for the growth and repair cells, assists with nutrient absorption, wards off premature aging, strengthens hair and nails, and even has an impact on our mood and energy levels! Maintaining a strong immune system really does aid in the prevention of getting the common cold or flu especially when you are exposed in your work environment. It also greatly assists parents with young children who become ill again and again because they are exposed to other children and bacteria at day care. Try this simple recipe in the morning to boost your immune system and give you a burst of natural energy that will last all day!

Citrus Cold Recovery
(Makes 2 servings)

2 c green cabbage
1 c water
2 oranges, peeled
2 c chopped pineapple
¼ c peeled and cubed raw golden beet
Juice of ½ lemon
2 Tbsp flaxseed oil

1. BLEND the cabbage, water, and oranges until smooth.
2. ADD the pineapple, beet, lemon juice, and flaxseed oil and blend again.