HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY friends, though we all are independent, we do have to depend on the immunity of our body to fight diseases and not get sick, Feeding your body certain foods may help keep your immune system strong. If you’re looking for ways to prevent winter colds and the flu, your first step should be a visit to your local grocery store. Plan your meals to include these foods in your diet.
Vitamin C is an important nutrient to boost immunity in your body, as it increases the production of white blood cells, Vitamin C is not stored or produced by the body, So, you need daily vitamin C for continued health. Almost all citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, so consuming any of them will do you good.
Garlic and Ginger
Garlic has been used as a medical herb for centuries, studies have found that people who consumed garlic got sick less than people who didn’t. Garlic fights bacteria, viruses and stimulates the immune system. It helps you avoid illness and recover faster when you get sick. On the other hand, Ginger may help decrease inflammation, which can help reduce a sore throat and other inflammatory illnesses. Ginger may also help decrease nausea.
Spinach made is full of vitamin C and it’s also packed with numerous antioxidants and beta carotene, which may increase the infection-fighting ability of our immune systems. Spinach is healthiest when it’s cooked as little as possible so that it retains its nutrients. However, light cooking enhances its vitamin A and allows other nutrients to be released from oxalic acid.
Eating curd can be very helpful, if you want to boost immunity as it is rich in calcium and full of essential vitamins and minerals, curd also contains beneficial probiotics which help you recover faster when you are sick. Curd also helps in digestion as it feeds the good gut bacteria, thus helping you if you are suffering from constipation
Green tea contains only a small amount of caffeine, so people can enjoy it as an alternative to tea or coffee. Drinking it may also strengthen the immune system. The antioxidants present in green tea have shown to enhance immune function, it also contains a certain type of amino acid which fights germs and keeps you protected.