Immune-Boosting Super Foods to Include in your Diet

Is the change of the season taking a toll on your overall health and wellness? Do you very often get stuck with cold and flu? You might not always want to see the doctor about these minor issues. However, if frequent allergies, infections, flu, fevers and cold have become your routine buddies now, you must take it seriously. Now when the coronavirus has hit hard to push humanity into a dangerous phase, it’s a crucial time to pay attention to your immune system and try to build it stronger and healthier. A strong immune system safeguards you against foreign-body attacks such as COVID-19 as well as saves you from various fatal diseases simply by being stronger. Therefore, it is very important to take care of your immune system. If it is not healthy and well, you might miss several good things in life.

Now the question is, how can you build a stronger immune system? There is a very simple answer- your kitchen. You might be unaware that your kitchen is loaded with various such tools that can actually ward off your low immunity. A little more knowledge about including certain superfood in your diet on a routine basis can strengthen and a build a stronger immune system that will help your body fight against deadly coronavirus which is entered through external environment in your body.

So, let’s know about these superfoods to boost your immunity and keep you away from seasonal viruses.

Super foods to Boost Immunity

Turmeric

Turmeric has an important place in the Indian spice industry. Every Indian recipe is tasteless without the use of Turmeric. It contains a compound called curcumin which is known for its immunity-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric keeps you away from cold and flu, improves your digestion and has a soothing effect in sore throat.

How to have Turmeric

Ground the whole turmeric and mix it with black pepper powder, lime juice and honey. Have it once in a day.

Ginger

Ginger is thought to be a great antioxidant in form of gingerol. It has also the anti-inflammatory agents that will lower your discomfort in sore throat.

How to have

The best way to have ginger is to ground it with black pepper and mix with honey and lime juice and drink once in a day.

Holy Basil (Tulsi)

In Ayurveda, Tulsi is considered as a mine full of qualities needed to keep your immune system powerful to fight against various diseases. It is the best antibiotic, antiviral that reduces fever, cough, sore throat and gives you relief in case of respiratory health issues. All these symptoms are believed to be visible when a person suffers from coronavirus.

How to have

You can eat 4-5 holy basil leaves directly in the empty stomach early morning or mix in hot green tea.

Indian Gooseberry

Indian Gooseberry is a rich source of vitamin c that increases the count of white blood cells and hence strengthen our immune system to fight against flu. Also this fruit has a power to absorb calcium and iron from other food we eat which is good for digestion.

How to have

The best way to have gooseberry is in the juice form in empty stomach to boost immunity power.

Black Plum

Black plum or Jamun cannot match everyone’s taste owing to strong flavour but the fruit is full of benefits from increasing immunity to purifying blood and helping to cope up from indigestion. It also balances the blood glucose levels and reduces the flu symptoms such as fever, cough and cold.

How to have

You can directly have it raw or blend its pulp with honey and amla to reduce its strong flavour and have it.

Neem

Neem is known for its cooling, antibacterial and antifungal properties that help you fighting against infections. It is a powerful remedy to purify the blood by removing toxins from it.

How to have

You can crush 4-5 leaves of neem in a glass of water and have it once in a week

Garlic

Garlic contains a compound called Allicin which is known for its antimicrobial properties. It fights with infection and bacteria in your body. It helps in lowering blood pressure levels and balancing blood sugar.

How to have

Have two cloves of garlic every day in raw form or you can include garlic in your daily cooking as a spice.

Yoghurt

Yoghurt contains the probiotics which are good for your digestive system. It is a good source of vitamins & protein and helps us keeping intestines free from bad bacteria and thus supports your immune system.

How to have

Include a bowl of yoghurt in your daily lunch.

If you have flu like symptoms such as dry cough, fever, headache and shortness of breath,  Maintain social distancing from others and take a doctor’s advice immediately.

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