“Prevention is better than cure”, never goes out of fashion. Living in the pandemic period, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to boost our immune system for protecting ourselves from the outbreak and viruses.
People with a compromised immune system are more susceptible to getting infected and sick. The only weapon we have right now is to increase immunity power in body and stay safe.
What is immune system?
Our body has a powerful army of cells that protects us from various type of threats naturally. Every day, we encounter a huge number of bacteria, viruses and other disease-causing organisms. However, we do not fall ill every other day. Because our personal army protects us from various diseases by fighting viruses and bacteria, which is called the immune system.
Here is the list of few anti-viral food/drinks that will increase immunity power in body naturally and help you protect against viral diseases.
1 . Vitamin C rich fruits/Veggies
Gooseberry is one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C which has great antioxidants properties. Other vitamin C fruits like Orange, Berries, Kiwi, Lime, Black Currant, Grapes, Melons, Pineapples are few in the list. It is key to the immune system, helping prevent infections and fight diseases.
Cabbage, Tomatoes, Turnips, green leafy vegetables which are rich in vitamin C are a must to include in diet for increasing immunity. 200 mg of vitamin C per day is an optimal amount for most adults.
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil contains lauric acid which acts as a strong natural anti-bacterial resistant bug. Lauric acid fight against gram-positive bacteria, as well as fungi and viruses. You can make use of coconut oil instead of refined oil while cooking which will give your recipes an unbelievable health kick thereby reducing the risk of harmful diseases.
Garlic is the most powerful anti-viral and anti-inflammatory food which is the perfect thing to protect you from seasonal cold and flu. Not only does it go back thousands of years for the treatment of sickness, but recent studies confirm the legendary claims for garlic boosting your immune system.
Start including fresh garlic in your meals or brew a tea using pieces of garlic, ginger and basil leaves, bring it to boil, strain it and drink once in two days.
4. Proper Hydration
Drink enough water to naturally detox the body. Water can do wonders for your body, especially when it works as an immune system booster. Drinking hot water can provide antioxidants to your body – which may destroy harmful free radicals and protect against Corona Virus as it cannot withstand high temperatures.
Turmeric boosts the immune system through its amazing anti-oxidants and anti-microbial property that it holds.
Here is the simple recipe of sweet soft drink to make your immune system stronger. Simply add 500ml of water in a pan, add a half teaspoon of turmeric and boil for 2 minutes. Add 10-12 mint leaves, boil further for another 2-3 minutes and strain it into the mug. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and sip on slowly.
So let us not panic and let us battle this pandemic with our brilliant moves. This is not gonna last forever, follow these simple home remedies to increase immunity power in body naturally