These 7 foods will help to boost immunity
New Delhi : Winters are here and with that the increased probability of catching flu and cold. Skin and arthritis also gets increased during the season. The best way to stay away from these is to develop better immunity and that can be achieved by simply making some dietary changes. Here is a list of seven foods which can amplify your immunity.
Garlic comes with multiple health benefits and can be find easily in Indian kitchens. Eating garlic regularly can prevent cognitive damage, strengthen immunity and help prevent various types of cancers. It carries a compound called alliin, which is responsible for its distinctive taste and smell.
Ginger carries oxidatives and has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps clear sore throat during winters and has been proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It also helps with digestion and nausea.
Spinach is available in winters and is a good source of magnesium, to help in improving metabolism. It is rich in beta-carotene, antioxidants and vitamin C.
4: CITRUS FRUITS
Citrus foods must be consumed in winters. Fruits like oranges, kiwis, lemon and more are a rich source of Vitamin C, which helps in development of white blood cells to fight infections and viruses.
5. YOGURT OR CURD
Besides improving immunity, it boosts metabolism.
Honey, again, has been used in Indian homes for ages. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Honey helps avoid throat infections and bronchial asthma.
Papaya is also rich in Vitamin C and is beneficial especially during winters.