Immunity Booster Indian Foods
· During this pandemic situation everyone is focusing on improving their immunity, as there are no specific medicines to fight with the effect and post effect of covid-19 virus on our body. So people are shifting towards the old traditional foods for example “haldi wala doodh” In which turmeric works as immunity boosters. There are many other immunity booster which are available in our kitchens and we being an Indian incorporate it in our daily diet like, ginger, garlic, clove, almonds, several spices etc which contains body healing bioactive components, antioxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, probiotics, contributing in good immune system and also these functional molecules helps in management of weight, managing sugar level in blood, hypertension, diabetes, prevent anxiety and depression. So medicines are not the only option to rely on. Along with the food exercise, yoga, physical activity also plays a great role in developing good immunity. The basic principle behind good health is the following disciplines – don’t skip breakfast consume at least one fruit daily (try to add citrus fruits which contains excellent amount of vitamin C in it), eat a light dinner, avoid sleeping and waking up late (develop habit of exercising regularly), drink water (2-3 litres every day), eat organic produce, avoid smoking and drinking.
The list of immunity boosting Indian foods is huge consists of various ingredients from different regions. Given below are some examples of it:-
“India is rightly called the land of spices. No country in the world produces as many varieties of spices as India”
The fresh roots of turmeric are similar to ginger in appearance but have an intense yellow colour below the outer covering. In Indian kitchen turmeric is one of the most used spices. Consumption of turmeric milk can prevent many health related problems and facilitate good immunity. According to Ayurveda, turmeric can be a solution for various problems for example, cold and cough, fast wounds recovery after injuries, help with breathing problems, prevent infection and most important boost your immunity.
2. WHOLE GRAINS
Whole grains have been a part of our diet from a very long time. Consumption of whole grains is associated with various benefits, including a lower risk of diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. On the other hand excess Intake of refined grain can cause health related problems like obesity and inflammation. Whole grains are the rich source of vitamins and fibre and it also contain a substance call benzoxazinoids it boosts our immune system.
3. CITRUS FRUITS
Citrus fruits are rich source of vitamin C. During pandemic doctors were prescribing vitamin C tablets too the patients suffering from this deadly virus. To prevent this kind of situation one should consume recommended amount of citrus fruit in daily diet. Some example of citrus fruits are orange, lemon, grapes etc. one should always go for seasonal fruits because they are cheap and easily available in their season. Vitamin C helps to provide healthy skin, strong bones, blood vessels. It can also prevent or delay heart related problems, cancer etc. vitamin C helps in absorption of iron in the body which can prevent conditions like anaemia.
Mulethi is a hardy leguminous undershrub used for the prepration of decoction in many homes during the pandemic. It is used for the treatment of respiratory and digestive disorders (provide instant relief to stomach problems like bloating, indigestion, acidity, heartburn and constipation), cough cold, helps to reduce stress and prevent depression, boost immunity, control cholesterol level and prevent heart related problems, etc in Ayurveda. Mulethi provide strength to fight many diseases and illnesses. This helps your body from being affected by harmful diseases. It has several health beneficial properties such as antiseptic properties, anti-diabetic properties, and antioxidant properties.