The Monsoon season will be upon us soon, and as lovely as it is, with its rejuvenating showers, it is also the season in which viruses and bacteria thrive. The germs spread through water easily and colds, flues and infections abound. If you’re one of those with the tendency to fall ill often, try to change up your diet a bit and include these foods mentioned below in your meals every day to strengthen your immune system.
Yoghurt is rich in probiotics, which are healthy bacteria that live in the digestive system, and boost the immune system and help digestion.
Garlic has an abundance of calcium, potassium, and sulfuric elements which will help your body eliminate bacteria and lower cholesterol.
Almonds are believed to have a high content of vitamin E which helps white blood cells detect and fight off viruses, and help stimulate antiviral immune defense.
Green leafy vegetables
Spinach, lettuce, and cabbage are rich in antioxidants, have a lot of fibre and vitamins A, C, and E. They contain a chemical that helps in the activity of the immune system.
These are a great source of the vitamins A and B9, which are known to enrich the immune system. Apart from this, oranges are also rich in Vitamin C which boosts immunity.
Guavas contain antioxidants, vitamin A and C and lycopene. It is believed that ripe guavas have the most concentrated levels of vitamin C. They are very good for curing colds.
This often underrated spice contains a compound called curcumin which helps the body with its antibacterial and inti-inflammatory properties that boost immunity.
It is well known that the Omega 3 fatty acids that are found in fish oil, rich in DHA and EPA help prevent disease by reducing inflammation, which in turn can strengthen the immune system.
Dark chocolate has many properties that help in increasing the body’s anti-inflammatory agents and infection-fighting cells. So this is one delicious temptation you can gorge on with a valid excuse!
Eggs are a popular choice for breakfast, and for good reason. They are filled with proteins, zinc, iron and vitamin A, which provide your body with the strength to use its immune system to its full potential.