The spread of coronavirus is at peek globally, and keeping the immune system strong and practicing social distancing has become the most important part of our lives. Even though there aren’t foods that can help you prevent the virus, but they can surely make viral symptoms less painful and boost your immune system. It is a great time to load up on nutrients and practice hygiene measures. Protect your body from coughing and sniffles by loading up on these 7 Immune-boosting foods.
We have chosen the foods, especially for you, that are easily available in the market and can be prepared at home. Are you ready to learn about those best foods? Let’s Dive in!
- Chicken Noodle Soup(The love of Non-Vegetarians)
Chicken+Noodle is already a mouth-watering combination and is highly preferred by non-veg food lovers. The best part? It can improve your immune system. Isn’t it good news? It surely is! This soup is a staple for surviving cold and flu season not just because it is warm comfort food but a nostalgia throwback to mom taking care of you.
- Ginger Tea(The daily beverage for Asians)
Have you heard your grandparents talking about the benefits of ginger? Definitely, you must have heard of it somewhere, if not from your grandparents. When it comes to treating common cold or flu, ginger comes out as the top solution. It leads to boosting your immunity.
You can also prepare kaadha using ginger without adding milk to it or could ask your mother to prepare the same. Beat the flu with ginger now.
If you are a chai lover, then do not miss out on adding ginger (Adrak) next time!
- Oranges(The best citrus fruit among people)
Oranges or say Santrain Indian language are packed with vitamin C, the most important nutrient that is helpful in the prevention of common cold. Its incredible properties lower the duration and seriousness of a cold effectively.
You can easily buy oranges from the market or order online from your home itself.
Here’s how you can eat oranges in different ways to give a unique taste to your tongue:
- A Fruit-FULL Dessert
- Orange Salsa
- Make fruit kebobs
- Orange Lemonade
- Add to Salad
- Slice It or Just Peel and Eat
- Dark Chocolate(Boost immune system with sweetness)
Wonderful news for all the chocolate lovers! Believe it or not, dark chocolate is the best way to fight off of a cold. The presence of theobromine in a large quantity has been proven to alleviate coughing.
It is now time to beat flu with the sweetness of dark chocolate. You must be jumping out of excitement after reading. Hit the market today and fill your basket with it!
You can easily prepare these dishes with dark chocolate right at your home. Try today!
- Salted Dark Chocolate Tart
- Crackling Hot Cocoa
- Chocolate Lover’s Pizza
- Butterfinger Cookie Bars
- Dark Chocolate Pudding
- Broccoli(The vegetable filled with nutrients)
There is an Indian saying, harisabziyansehatkeliyebhotachihotihai(Green vegetables are good for health). If you are an Indian, then it is impossible that you have not heard of it from your elders.Even in cartoons like Popeye, the sailor man, the benefits of green vegetables have been shown. Among which there is Broccoli (Hari Ghobi) that is packed with minerals, fibres, vitamins, and antioxidants. You can either eat it raw after or cook it.
There are many dishes that can be prepared using Broccoli:
- creamy broccoli and cheese soup
- broccoli casserole
- broccoli salad
- lemon braised broccoli
- roasted broccoli rabe
Try on these dishes and boost your immune system like a pro!
- Eggs(The powerhouse of vitamin D)
If you are an Indian and reading this, then definitely your mind has crossed the song “andekafunda”(the fundamental of an egg) after reading the word egg (Anda). It is funny. Right? But on a serious note, eggs are known as the powerhouse of vitamin D at the global level. They are an essential food item for regulating and strengthening immunity in people. If you like eating eggs, then it is time to twist the way you eat them.
Try these dishes prepared with eggs at your home and boost immunity:
- Egg Masala | Anda Curry
- Egg Chaat
- Egg and Garlic Fried Rice
- Egg Biryani | Anda Biryani
- Tomato Egg Curry
- Stuffed Egg
- Omelette Curry, and many more.
- Turmeric(The essential spice)
Turmeric (or say Haldi in Indian Language) has always been a spice that has been used as an alternative medicine for various ailments. If you are an Indian, then you must be aware of it. It is used in all the foods and curries prepared in India. Most of the dishes are incomplete without the use of this spice. It is a proven method for boosting the immune system too.
You can add Turmeric to:
Bring turmeric home today and prepare yourself against the flu attack!
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