Apart from all precautionary measures, what is the need of the hour?
BOOST YOUR FREAKIN IMMUNITY PALS!
Food and water are the fuel for our bodies. And good food helps in keeping our immune system strong.
Practicing social distancing and staying home are the best ways to avoid the outburst, but added protection and good food habits would only do us better.
Before beginning with the list of healthy foods recommendation here is a request for you to avoid these:
- Fast food
- Alcoholic beverages
- Ice creams
- Aerated beverages
- Processed foods
- Refined carbohydrates
- Foods and drinks high in sugar
20 BEST IMMUNITY BOOSTING FOODS FOR COVID:
Add a pinch of turmeric to a warm glass of milk and have it before bed. AND BOOM! Corona virus is going to think twice before messing with you.
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Good for cholesterol, good for bones, controls blood pressure, faster recovery, boosts immunity. (What else do you need!)
Whole load of vitamin E, manganese and potassium, helps lower bad cholesterol. 8-10 almonds a day and you are doing great.
Multiple nutrients: VITAMINS and FIBRE to improve your intestinal function and to boost immunity.
A mug full of broccoli and you are loading yourself with beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and iron + Vitamins B1 B2 B3 and B6.
We can’t ignore our taste buds while considering our health. So a little piece of dark chocolate mixed with warm milk would do you no harm once a day. Rather, the cocoa found in dark chocolate helps in building our body’s resistance and immunity. You can grate it over your fruit bowl or use it as a dip with banana chunks.
Anti – bacterial and anti – viral properties which can help you fight those virus monsters. A glass of warm water and half spoon of honey in it, and you are done.
#eggsforimmunity went viral on Twitter recently, making it quite obvious that how important and beneficial are these little white and yellow balls of packed immunity.
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These are packed with VITAMINS A, C and E and become a great example of tasty and immune boosting foods.
VITAMIN C and a strong antioxidant, used mostly to add flavor in other dishes.
A powerhouse of protein and carbohydrates. Can be used in salads or eaten directly after boiling and adding some lemon and salt.
Packed with Vitamin C, potassium, iron and manganese. It has immense energy boosting ability.
These herbs are a great source of antioxidants and anti inflammatory compounds. Use as a seasoning in various vegetables.
Daily intake of chia seeds helps improve metabolism and digestion. Sprinkle on your fruit bowls or mix with smoothie bowls and juices.
Still not sure whether it’s a fruit or vegetable but carrots help significantly in boosting immunity and reduce inflammation.
From improving brain functioning, fat burning, lowering risk of heart diseases to improving the flow of blood green tea is a game changers when it’s about preventing cell damage. And the right amount of consumption can be immensely beneficial.
A very good addition to our daily meals in the shape of salad or curries, the Vitamin C along with other nutrients loaded in tomatoes help keeping our immunity strong and stable.
GINGER AND GARLIC
Ginger is the most common ingredient used in Asian, especially Indian households in many curries and tea. Ginger is excellent in terms of fighting against throat infections and common cold. The benefits of ginger are numerous and to put it in short, daily consumption of ginger tea can boost digestion and daily bodily systems.
Even Ayurveda mentions garlic as a magical spice and its immunity boosting properties. Along with ginger, it has also been used for its medicinal qualities in various ancient medicines.
A bowl of blueberries and you can help lower the risk of diabetes, obesity and heart diseases. It is surely a superfood for boosting immunity.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
The anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil make it a good source of antioxidants.
Food and its consumption is a matter of choice and taste. But discipline is the need of the hour. A balanced diet and consumption of immune boosting foods might not help in rooting out the effects and consequences of the pandemic, but it can surely help in offering basic prevention.