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Food to Increase your immunity

Food to Increase your immunity

We are what we eat .A healthy diet is of utmost importance to maintain general wellbeing and vitality. Good food can itself act as the best medicine for all. Feeding your body the right food will help keep your immune system strong. Food according to your Dosha can also prove vital to make the system efficient and healthy. Here’s the list of 7 food that will help boost your immune system.

Turmeric

Turmeric foods for immunity

Turmeric is a yellow colored spice used extensively in curries. Curries in india and southeast Asia has the distinctive yellow texture as a result of this wonderful yellow spice.

The spice has been used for thousands of years in India not just as a food inclusion but also as a medicinal herb. Turmeric was commonly used as an antiseptic agent since ancient times. Turmeric is specifically used to treat variety of disorders like indigestion, pain and inflammation, and loss of appetite.

Turmeric contains the chemical curcumin and volatile oils might decrease swelling (inflammation). Curcumin has been scientifically proven to treat heart diseases, anxiety disorders and cancer.

Garlic

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Garlic has an immune boosting compound allicin that contains dominant sulfur composition. Garlic is a common home remedy to prevent common cold. Garlic was traditionally applied externally to help heal cuts, bruises and infections. Garlic was also used in aphrodisiacs. Garlic have been proven to lower blood pressure, reduce cardiovascular risk, and reduce inflammation and more!

It helps improves the uptake of nutrients too. Garlic can regulate metabolism. It aids the absorption of important nutrients like zinc and iron.

Garlic can Fight Microbes!!! Garlic has anti-bacterial properties and is capable of eliminating microbes causing food poisoning.

Green Tea

Green tea foods for immunity

Green Tea is unlike other beverages. This ‘super-drink’ has many essential elements, bioactive compounds and fat-burning compositions. Green Tea not only helps detoxify the body but it also takes up additional duties like weight loss.

Green Tea is rich in polyphenols which act as antioxidants, and neutralize harmful free radicals that would damage your cell and cell structure. Free radicals can cause cell damage and can lead to cancer. Green Tea hence reduces your risk of various other conditions like cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases.

Green Tea also has catechins, a natural polyphenol that can kill bacteria and inhibit viruses.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes foods for immunity

Sweet potatoes are rich in antioxidants which helps protect the body from cell damage. Sweet Potatoes are rich in beta carotene which helps boost the immune system. Beta Carotene is the precursor of Vitamin A and it lowers the risk for various diseases. Beta Carotene is a carotenoid and also acts as an antioxidant. As discussed earlier antioxidants helps protect the body and lowers the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Ginger

Ginger foods for immunity

Ginger is used in cooking and for medicinal purpose since ancient times. Ginger has been commonly used for variety of stomach problems, as well as common illness like cold and flu. Ginger contains bioactive compound gingerol which is responsible for much of its medicinal properties. Gingerol is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. Compound 6-Gingerol which is found in ginger has anti-cancer properties.

Red Bell Peppers

Red bell peppers foods for immunity

Red Bell Peppers are full of Vitamins, Folate and Antioxidants. It contains carotenoid lycopene which studies show help prevent many cancers including prostate and lung. Besides having powerful antioxidants, red bell peppers also have vitamin C which helps in the proper absorption of iron.

Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits foods for immunity

Citrus fruits are full of flavonoids, carotenoids and vitamin c. Citrus fruits provides an excellent source of vitamin C. Citrus fruit flavonoids are antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals to protect from many diseases like heart diseases and it also contains potassium which can regulate blood sugar levels.

With so many lifestyle changes, disease outbreaks and weakened immunity, be sure to include food to increase your immunity and fight against disease causing conditions. For any consultation on diet and food according to Ayurveda, contact us at Panchakarma Treatment in Delhi.