Monsoons may be refreshing, but it comes with a string of diseases. A cough, cold, flu etc. are unfortunately something we have become accustomed to during this season. So, before you start adding your doctor to your speed dial, below are some foods which will help you boost your immunity naturally, keeping those nasty diseases at bay.
1. Fresh Fruits
Fruits contain antioxidants, which help boost your immunity and increase your energy levels. Make sure to always wash fresh fruits properly or even peel them before consuming them.
Bananas make for a great breakfast smoothie base, and you can top it up with seasonal fruits like blackberry, lychee or cherries. Now, you are ready to jumpstart your day!
Foods containing a high amount of Vitamin C make great immunity boosters
and broccoli comes packed with it. There are numerous ways to incorporate this into your daily routine. Broccoli tastes great with other veggies as well, so load up on this the next time you are making a stir-fry.
3. Herbal Tea
Fancy a cup of hot tea? Tulsi or Chamomile tea are your best friends in this season. Consuming these will not only warm you up but also build your immunity. A dash of honey can help increase the anti-bacterial properties of your tea. You can customize your Tulsi tea with a little bit of ginger to clear up those sinuses.
Including this superfood in your diet, will prove to be a good decision as it contains gut-friendly bacteria that helps in increasing the body’s resistance to infections that are common during the monsoons. Don’t like the taste of plain yoghurt? Whip up a delicious dip with a cup of yoghurt, minced garlic, chopped parsley, finish it off with some salt, pepper and lemon juice. Consider Greek yoghurt if you are looking for added protein in your diet.
5. Protein Foods
Including protein-rich foods in your diet can have a tremendous effect on your immune levels. Hence, during the monsoons include food such as pulses, eggs, fish and meat. Tuna makes for a healthy hearty lunch. A quick way to incorporate it is by mixing some onions, celery, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper with the canned tuna. You can either have this as a salad or a sandwich.
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