Five Immunity Boosting Foods

Updated on 18 August 2022

'Healthy Food Choices Lead to healthy Living'

At every stage of one’s life, we probably hear this - Healthy eating leads to a happy life, lower chances of catching diseases, good metabolism, better immunity and so on. Agree or not, it is mostly true. Research has shown that healthy food habits not only have physical but mental health benefits as well.

In these strange times, our body is at constant risk of exposure to a new variety of deadly viruses, bacteria and germs. Thus, our immune system needs to be strong enough to stand ready to fight and defend our body from any foreign invaders.

Five Immunity-Boosting Superfoods That Should Be Included In The Diet

Here are some suggestions for five immunity-boosting superfoods that should be consumed on a daily basis.

1. The Citrus Pack

This pack must include citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, clementine etc. Citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C which is largely responsible for forming white blood cells, commonly known as WBC. These WBCs are the soldiers that protect your body from harmful viruses and bacteria.

2. Berries

Berries are a generic term used for Strawberries, Blueberries and Raspberries. These berries have a rich content of Vitamin C, Flavonoids and Antioxidants. These berries also have anti-inflammatory properties which protect from problems like indigestion and acidity.

3. Cherries

Cherries, usually popular for antioxidant benefits, contains anthocyanin and cyanidin. They have a lot of potassium in them which is great for body hydration and improves blood pressure. Usually, cherries are preferred post-workout as they are very good for hydrating the body and replenishing it with the required nutrients.

4. Herbal Teas

Herbal teas, including ingredients like cinnamon, tulsi (holy basil), fennel, and ginger to name a few, have been seen to have a number of health benefits specially to fight diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, Glycaemic control, Hyperlipidaemia, inflammation, weight loss and liver toxicity.

5. Ginger and Garlic

Protection against chronic diseases, such as the magic of Ginger and sulphur compounded with whole Garlic. These two superfoods help make your body’s immunity meter reach a higher level, protecting it from highly susceptible diseases. Besides, these are easily available ingredients found in our kitchens.

So without making a drastic lifestyle change, adapting some basic healthy food habits can help protect your health in the long run. Stay healthy and stay safe, times may seem difficult, but if your body is well prepared most illnesses can be tackled well.






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