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Be it reducing inflammation, improving your gut health, or boosting your immune system, consider adding these drinks to your diet.

Our diet shapes our body’s response to exposure to external elements. What we eat and drink has a great impact on our health. As the threat of COVID-19 remains, it’s our priority to strengthen our immune system. But if you are one to find it tough to adjust your diet, why not start simple? Before you start the day, select a drink to include in your breakfast that will help in digestion, improving gut health, or your energy levels. We’ve listed drinks that can reduce inflammation and keep your immune system in fighting shape. Whether you take it on an empty stomach or mix it in with your food, consider adding these healthy drinks to your morning routine.

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Bone Broth

How to take it: Mix the gelatin cubes with hot water, preferably three tablespoons to a cup for every serving. You may also take it before going to bed to lessen fatigue the next day.

Why it’s good for you: With its glutamine content, an amino acid, it helps in healing your gut to ease digestion while its gelatin nature soothes inflammation. As additional benefits, the broth can improve stiffness and pain in the knee joints as well.

Click here to order Kefir PH’s bone broth concentrate.

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Kefir

How to take it: Drink it first thing in the morning together with pure water. You may also opt for blends such as coconut kefir and unpasteurized goat milk.

Why it’s good for you: With different strains of good bacteria and yeast, kefir is proving to be a more intense probiotic and on-the-go option than yogurt.

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Kombucha

How to take it: It is a type of fermented tea, so you can take it straight from the bottle.

Why it’s good for you: All fermented drinks contain probiotics to improve gut health. Since Kombucha is also tea, you reap its antioxidant properties as well.

Click here to order chef-crafted authentic kombucha or here for naturally carbonated kombucha.

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Celery Juice

How to take it: Enjoy it straight from a 16-ounce glass on an empty stomach. Wait at least 15 minutes before having breakfast. You may increase intake to 24 or 32 ounces, drinking it in one go in the morning or throughout the day.

Why it’s good for you: It contains hydrochloric acid to restore your gut health, especially for those who are prone to acid reflux and ulcers. It also decreases bloating and constipation.

Click here for a simple recipe.

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Ginger Tea

How to take it: Steep in a cup of hot water. There are varieties that mix it with other herbal teas so better to explore first.

Why it’s good for you: As a prebiotic, it produces gut-healthy bacterial species to soothe those who have digestive problems. It contains gingerols that have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Click here for a simple recipe.

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