With the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, our lives have surely changed, and keeping our immune system well is the most important concern now. According to doctors and scientists all across the world, the best way to fight this virus is to by having a good immune system that can fight. Apart from maintaining a balanced diet and daily exercises which helps us in maintaining our immune system, there are certain other food items and supplements which strengthen the immune system to fight all the foreign pathogens and disease-causing bacteria and viruses.
Let's now discuss 5 food items that you can include in your diet which will help you to build a better immunity
1. Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruit, and tangerines, are loaded with Vitamin C, which is very necessary for the body. They help in the production of white blood cells in our body which makes up the natural immune system of the body. White blood cells help to fight any foreign pathogen that enters our body. Even during this time of pandemic doctors are prescribing intake of Vitamin C as a solution to this disease.
Turmeric or Haldi has been an important ingredient of every Indian household since time immemorial and it has many medicinal properties. One of its foremost, the important property is to treat muscle inflammation. It contains 'Curcumin' which is an effective ingredient in strengthening our immune system. Turmeric also helps in the activation of T cells in our body.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is such an ingredient which is loaded with substances that will help us to build a better, stronger immunity system.
It not only enriches the digestion and absorption of nutrients but also gets alkaline once it is digested. Having Antibacterial properties helps our lymphatic system to excrete all the pathogens and viruses and supports the detoxification pathway.
How to use - Mix one tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar in one glass of warm water and have it in the first thing in the morning.
Also, you can mix it up with olive oil and use it as a dressing for your salad.
Garlic not only adds taste and flavor to our food but is one of the most trusted ingredients in our kitchen. Containing antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties garlic increases the resistance power of our body and helps us to fight various disease-causing microorganisms.
Mix garlic with honey, lemon, and warm water,r and drink that makes it a great immunity booster drink.
5. Sunflower seeds
Sunflower seeds are rich in Vitamin E which is an antioxidant and makes a great addition to tasty salads. Vitamin E boosts the immunity system of the body and helps to fight free radicals which can damage cells of our body.
These 5 healthy immunity-boosting food items can maintain a good immune system and can fight off diseases. Eating only a balanced diet is just a single way of boosting your immunity but adding these items will surely help you out.