- While there are innumerable ways to improve your immunity, but we will talk about the easiest way which acts as a booster. EAT!
Immunity is not a joke, I’m sure by now you will agree to it, and if you think that your immunity is enough then you’re probably wrong! With every birthday we celebrate, we tend to be less immune than what we were some year ago. Which concludes that from time to time we need to work on how we can improve immunity.
From exercising to not taking stress, talking with loved ones and many small-small things helps in improving immunity, but today lets just talk about one of the easiest ways to improve immunity. EATING! Yes, eating! Isn’t it amazing? While we quench our munchies, parallelly we are also improving our immunity.
Eat and Improve Immunity? Really?
During the lockdown times if we ask you to work out and hit the gym it will be irrelevant. So keeping in mind the present scenario, let’s just be concerned about what can we eat to improve immunity.
You can munch things that are rich in vitamin A, B6, C, D and E which boosts your immunity. Vitamin C is the biggest booster of all. So be sure to search for food items that are rich in vitamin C. Let’s see what all is there in the menu for us.
Citrus Fruits –
Apart from providing vitamin C to improve immunity, they are zesty, tangy and delicious. While many of us think that if something to eat is healthy, it’s not tasty and if it’s tasty it’s not healthy.
Oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, lemons, clementine are some tastiest on the list. While these fruits increase the production of white blood cells, your taste buds will fall in love with their juice.
Not only vitamin C but broccoli is a warehouse of vitamin A and E as well. Let’s not talk about antioxidants and fiber which are add-on benefits of munching broccoli.
If you follow Hritik Roshan, then I’m sure you already know that his favorite munchies are nothing else but broccolis.
You might take some time to develop its taste, but once you’re able to do that, broccoli will guard you and your body from anything that affects your white blood cells.
Delicious cuisines are incomplete without garlic and onions. Garlic adds a little zing to food and it’s a must-have for your health. You pick up historic civilizations and read about what they used to eat as medicines, and I’m sure you will be astounded by the power of garlic.
Its immune-boosting properties seem to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds like allicin.
Reducing gas, improvement in digestion, relief in nausea, ease in cold and flu are some (of the many) benefits of having ginger.
Just like a tasty cuisine is incomplete without garlic, tea is incomplete without ginger! While ginger helps you to improve immunity, it might not the tastiest thing to chew.
But there are people who chew ginger as a salad just like we have onions in our lunch and dinner. If you’re able to inculcate this habit your immunity will not be less than a superpower fighting against life-ruining diseases.
From cartoon network times, Popeye the sailor man taught us that staying healthy can make us a hero. Staying healthy is just spinach away! This green leaf is not only known for vitamin C but its also rich with a number of antioxidants and beta carotene, which may increase the infection-fighting ability of the immune system.
Just like broccoli, spinach is healthiest when it’s cooked as little as possible so that its nutrients are not lost while we cook it up. Light cooking enhances its vitamin A and allows other nutrients to be released from oxalic acid.
Don’t let that smile broaden by thinking you can have all the flavored yogurts and think that they have helped to boost your immunity. Rather, try to get plain yogurts rather than the kinds that are preflavored and loaded with sugar.
Yogurt can also be a great source of vitamin D, so try to select brands that are more inclined towards vitamin D rather than just adding flavors to yogurt.
Probably easiest to carry anywhere without any fear of crumbling. Almonds are said to be rich in vitamin E which is a fat-soluble vitamin. A small nut is rich in healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium apart from vitamin E.
With almonds by your side, you’ll not only improve immunity, but almonds will help you to lower your blood sugar levels, reduce blood pressure and keeps a check on low cholesterol levels.
Garlic and turmeric have been natural medicines of locals for a long time. This yellow powder has the power to reduce any kind of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Let’s not forget the power of a mother! For every internal pain, we are given a glass of milk and turmeric powder. Turmeric shouldn’t be taken as just something which helps in cooking. This power is powerful and will definitely help you to improve immunity.
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This fruit is loaded with vitamin C. Whatever the daily requirements of vitamin C maybe if you’re having papaya every day then you need not eat anything else to improve immunity.
Apart from vitamin C, it also has decent amounts of potassium, vitamin B and folate, and together they guard your overall health.
& The List Goes On and On:-
While it’s up to you which one to pick up and go ahead, we are here to make things easy for you. There are innumerable things that can help you to boost your immunity.
But then again, looking at the current situation when entire India is going through a lockdown situation, you may not find seafood and chicken, sunflower seeds and likewise.
The food items mentioned above are some general items that you will find at any Kirana store. Now run your creativity and come up with different mouthwatering dishes.
Stay at home, stay safe and keep munching above things to improve immunity.