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Which Foods Boost Immunity During Monsoons?

Jul 8, 2015 DiscountMantra

Jul 8, 2015 Food

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The rainy season is here and you can’t stop yourself from having yummy pakodas, bhajias and hot samosas while sipping your tea! You can definitely enjoy all these foods that tingle your taste buds but, you must not forget that monsoon is the season for a number of diseases to get hold of you. The most common infections include cold, flu, malaria, dengue, jaundice, cholera, diarrhea and typhoid. All these infections lower your metabolism and reduce the immunity levels of your body. Hence, you must take precautions against them. We have listed some edibles that you can have to increase your immunity levels and keep yourself healthy during monsoons.

Leafy vegetables

Green leafy vegetables are great sources of vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. Vitamins like A, C and E have great immunity levels and also act like antioxidants to help improving the functionality of cells and development of the body. The best green leafy vegetables are spinach, cabbage and broccoli.

Soup

May it be a vegetable or a chicken soup, it contains good sources of proteins. Hot soups have spices that fight flu and cold by unblocking your nasal passages. These spices also suppress pain, fever and coughing. Drinking soups are a good way of body hydration and also help in getting rid of bacteria and other viruses from your body. Garlic aims to fight against H.pylori which is the main cause for ulcers and stomach cancers. So, have a bowl of hot soup atleast once a day to satisfy your hunger without making you feel heavy in the stomach.

Meat

Everyone knows that meat is high in protein, which is a nutrient required by the body to build and repair its tissues. Proteins are an important element of white blood cells that are responsible for fighting against diseases and infections. Hence, proteins are important to increase immunity levels of the body. Consume any kind of meat like chicken, beef, fish and pork to fight better against infections, bacteria and virus. These meats also contain vitamin B, Omega-3, iron and other minerals.

Dry Fruits

Almonds, walnuts, dates and other nuts and dry fruits contain lots of vitamins to build immunity. The vitamin types include vitamin E, niacin and riboflavin. These vitamins and other minerals present in nuts help in keeping the body healthy.

Mushrooms

Mushrooms contain 17 essential amino acids that are important for the body! This makes mushrooms a great source of proteins. Selenium, an antioxidant present in mushrooms, helps in fighting diseases of the heart, prostate cancer, asthma, arthritis and infertility. Mushrooms also contain vitamin B, which helps in improving immunity to a great extent.

Yoghurt

Yoghurt contains Vitamin D, which is great in fighting against cold and flu. It contains probiotics which is good type of bacteria that can help boost immunity. This bacteria grows in the gut and increases the immunity to fight against stomach diseases.

Spices

Indian spices are the best way to help in digestion and clear the nasal passages.  Hence, they help in resistance against cold and flu. Indian spices have a very long list. The spices that help in immunity include turmeric, cloves, pepper, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, fenugreek, curry leaves and asafetida.

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