“Healthy Spirit lies in a Healthy Body”
A boost immune system defends our body from viruses. It is the powerhouse of our body. As we all are fighting with a very dangerous virus, we need to build a strong immune system. It will only happen by changing lifestyle habits. Some food items are considered to be healthy. Here is the list of some foods to boost the immune system.
Fruits which contain citrus, are rich in vitamin C. They create white blood cells. But they cannot be stored for too long in the body, so you need to consume them on a regular basis. Orange, lemons, gooseberrry(amla) etc. are good sources of vitamin C.
Both green and black tea are the best source of antioxidants. Particularly green tea is rich in an antioxidant which strengthens the immunity. You can also try flavouring the tea with ginger or black pepper.
The most commonly used ingredients in kitchens. Eating 2-3 garlic cloves on an empty stomach boosts the immune system. But it might get a little nasty. So, instead add garlic cloves to your meals.
Nuts (Almonds, cashews and walnuts)
Rich in vitamin E, nuts are packed with antioxidants. They also contain healthy Fats which are good for the heart. It also helps in balancing cholesterol. Eating them on regular basis will strengthen immunity.
Seeds have always been on the list of superfoods. Flax and chia seeds are also rich in omega 3. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds are rich in zinc.
Turmeric is always present in Indian kitchens. It is also available in all parts of the world. This spice is rich in antioxidants. The healing properties of turmeric strengthen immunity.