As we all know, we always need to give top priority to building our immunity. And in fact these corona virus times have once again proved this fact, much more than ever before! We can see all around the globe that people with low-immunity levels are easily catching prey to the disease.
Immunity building is not tough, it just needs focus. In fact, it can be built using items from our kitchen cabinet itself, even without stepping out of the home. So let us learn about some of the immunity boosting food items.
First item in our list is turmeric. It is packed with medicinal and immunity boosting properties. It contains curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Besides, turmeric raises our anti-oxidant capacity.
The second item that we recommend to use regularly in your food plate is ginger. It is again full of anti-oxidant properties and also aids digestion.
Start every morning with ginger and turmeric tea and add a dash of black pepper as black pepper improves the absorption of essential nutrients like curcumin, calcium and selenium. It also treats common cough and cold apart from promoting gut health.
Our third immunity booster is the Indian gooseberry, commonly known as amla. It has been known to improve longevity if consumed regularly for years together. Amla is an excellent blood purifier and is known to flush out toxins and wastes from the body. It’s antioxidant properties shield the body against infections.
The next not-to-forget immunity strengtheners are clove (laung) and holy basil (tulsi). They keep all types of infections and flu away by raising our T helper cells and natural killer cells activity. Add it to tea, rice or to curry dishes.
You should also add the wonder herb Aloe Vera to your diet. It contains immune-boosting polysaccharides. It reduces cell inflammation as well.
Cinnamon or dalchini has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, which strengthen the immunity. Being a very versatile food, it can be added to your warm water, milk, and coffee or sprinkled, as be an ingredient to any bread or veggies you may like.
Garlic is also known to be an immunity boosting food with compounds that fight germs. It is especially helpful in treating flu and colds, managing blood pressure and heart disease. Simply add it to your soups and veggies.
And how can we forget the amazing lemon, which is full of rich bioavailable natural vitamin C. With its antioxidant properties, it detoxifies and restores the digestive system, scavenges free radicals and triggers the immune response. Add it to almost anything!
All these herbs described above help raise the antibodies to generate immune response against viruses. So what are you waiting for! Try our immunity boosting smoothie program, which includes all these ingredients and many more powerful and special immunity strengtheners.