Winter is upon us, and the sudden silence in the air certainly brings relief from the scorching heat and humidity. However, it also causes a number of seasonal illnesses, including coughs, colds, and fevers. This means that people with weakened immune systems are exposed to seasonal flu outbreaks, which often occur without prior notice. Therefore, experts advise everyone to be ready to deal with wisdom. And one of the first steps is to strengthen the immune system naturally. How, you ask? A healthy lifestyle with nutritious, balanced diet is considered to be the easiest way to speed up the process. According to Dr. Richard Seedman, Chief Medical Officer of LA Care Health Plan, “there is ample evidence that healthy, nutritious nutrition can significantly improve our overall health.” If you are wondering what to include in your immune-boosting diet to fight colds, we’ve got some simple and accessible ideas for you. Let’s see.
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Winter brings a lot of seasonal fruits – orange is one of the most popular fruits. It is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants which help to strengthen our immunity and nourish us from within.
I want winter and Kadak holding hands. Tea (with or without milk) is made with whole spices – cloves, cinnamon and more – adding some essential nutrients to our daily diet. It further promotes immune health and helps prevent colds and flu.
In addition to adding flavor and aroma to our food, garlic makes it a popular and nutritious ingredient to add to our daily diet. It is loaded with anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that can help fight infections and a number of seasonal health problems.
Yellow is rich in curcumin which complements the welfare. It has antioxidant, antiseptic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that nourish you from the inside out, help with intestinal health, strengthen immunity and much more.
Several experts have suggested that if you have a severe cough and runny nose, honey can help provide immediate relief. Add honey with some ginger extract to feel the instant calming effect.
Load up on these daily meals and enjoy healthy winter. But always remember, restraint is the key!
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