The monsoon season is arriving and it brings a respite from the scorching heat of summers. A sheer delight of bingeing on hot pakodas with a hot cup of ginger tea makes the rains more enjoyable. However, as much joy as the monsoon brings, it also brings some seasonal water borne diseases with it.
According to most of the doctors and dieticians, our immunity takes a dip during monsoons, making us more susceptible to the common cold, viral infections, flu and digestive issues. A good and strong immune system is required during this season, which can be built by consuming certain foods.
Here we have discussed the three foods that you can include in your diet for better immunity.
Almonds are a great source of magnesium, protein, riboflavin, zinc, etc. In addition to this, they are also rich in vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant to support pulmonary immune function. Vitamin E offers protection against infections caused by viruses and bacteria. So, almonds are such a convenient snack that they can be eaten anywhere, any time during the day.
The second immune booster food during monsoon is yogurt. A good bacteria present in yogurt can help in boosting your immune function. Yogurt helps in healthy regulation of the gut, which stimulates your immune response to fight against the disease. It is also fortified with Vitamin D, which is linked to cold and flu resistance.
Turmeric is one of the most powerful Indian ingredients that has more than 300 nutrients including calcium, fiber, iron, zinc etc. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help in boosting immunity. Also it contains anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that strengthen the body’s immune function.