Monsoon diet to increase immunity: Check your kitchen
New Delhi : The monsoon clouds have already covered the country and it is time to be extra cautions about our health. Though the weather is amazing but the season calls for common cold, viral fever and other health issues. So, to help you overcome this time and to boost your immunity, our experts have come up with some list of foods which will definitely help prevent cold and flu this monsoon. Take a look, here-
Sweet potatoes: This kind of potatoe provides the greatest amount of beta-carotene from all vegetables. And, it’s even healthier than carrots. They even contain more than your daily requirement of Vitamin A. This nutrient assists in keeping the mucous lining in your nose healthy. And this acts as the first defence against bacteria and fungus that causes the colds and flu. Vitamin A also makes white blood cells, which fight off infections.
Garlic: This super food has sulphur-containing elements that can fight off the viruses responsible for the common cold and flu. However, garlic should be treated and consumed in the right way. Let it stand for 10 minutes after slicing and crush the pieces finely.
Bell peppers: They contain higher quantities of Vitamin C than citrus fruits and are also rich in beta-carotene. Vitamin C helps fight antibodies which eventually help fight infections.
Tumeric: It is traditionally known to have incredible healing properties! It exhibits enviable anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
Cocoa powder: Zinc in cocoa powder helps to activate T-cells, which are critical for proper immune function. This is why people with Zinc deficiencies are immune to several types of illnesses. Zinc is often taken as a natural cold remedy as well. Lamb, pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, cocoa powder, yoghurt and mushrooms are great sources of this mineral.
Yogurt: It is one of the best probiotics which can be prepared easily at home. However, Probiotics staunchly support the body’s defences against inflammation can give rise to flu and chronic infections.
So, this season eat healthy and stay healthy. Happy Monsoon!