In our busy daily life routines, we might forget to give part of our attention to health. But Covid-19 ured us to put a change for our lives. Nowadays people are giving more attention to their intake, fitness, and diets, etc.
The monsoon season is all set to arrive shortly. And the season might bring some set of problems like fever, cold, cough, stomach infections, dengue, and malaria.
Usually, with the onset of heavy reasons, your immune system tends to get compromised due to bacterial or viral infections. It goes without saying that a strong immune system and taking precautions is what’s going to help you recover quickly and protect you against infections.
Prevention is better than cure, the proverb that we have heard several times now should be taken into consideration. Especially during this Covid pandemic, our immune system might get the least fighting power. The immune system is made up of immune cells and each of these cells needs to have the right amount of energy through the food you eat, the water your drink, and the air you breathe. This is how one maintains a strong immune system.
There are foods that can help you and assist you to enhance your immune system through this season, but these don’t magically boost your immunity.
Here are some easily available foods that you can add to your diet:
Think monsoons, think hot soups. You can make pumpkin soup, tomato soup, moringa soup, green pea soup, mixed vegetable soup, or even something as simple as rasam. Pumpkin is a fantastic immunity booster due to a high concentration of beta carotene; vitamin C. Make sure you add garlic and ginger as they are highly anti-inflammatory and garlic literally works as an antibiotic and antifungal food. To this preparation, you can also add chilies, unless you have an acidity issue. Chilies are extremely rich in vitamin C too. In case you are a non-vegetarian, a simple chicken broth with spices and vegetables is fantastic immune-boosting food.
2.Nuts and seeds
you cannot go wrong with unsalted almonds, walnuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds whether it’s hot or cold. Make sure you have some amount of these in a day. It could be a handful or less than that, but do not overdo them. Keep them balanced.
These are cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish and are fantastic for controlling inflammation, fighting bacterial infections, and powerful immune boosters. Use these crucifers after cleaning and cooking/steaming especially if you have a thyroid condition due to its goitrogenic effect. You can turn them into soups, stir-fries, soups, or vegetable preparations.
4.Masala box/spice kit
During monsoon season, make use of common kitchen spices to boost immunity, such as turmeric, cumin, methi seeds, ginger, garlic, cloves, cinnamon, curry leaves, tulsi/basil leaves, and black pepper. You can make a concoction or a water infusion, or simply add these to your daily cooking.
All the foods listed above help you to improve your immunity. And add these foods to your diet and make monsoon cheerful.