Low immunity and dip on energy, are these taking a toll on your health? Founder and Director at GAIA, Dolly Kumar, an eminent entrepreneur and a health and wellness expert, shares 6 health foods that will help boost your immune system in the changing season.
They say change is good and a change in season is the perfect time to have fun with your friends and family. A strong immune system is all the more reason important and most health experts agree that the stronger your immune system, the more balanced you are, health-wise.
So take proactive steps towards bolstering your immune system. Good nutrition, plenty of water and an active lifestyle are a few habits you must adopt this season along with the following few tips:
- Neem, a natural herb is known to help boost your immune system and also helps with cooling down your body internally. With anti-bacterial as well as anti-fungal properties, Neem helps keep your skin clean and healthy. Clearing toxins and impurities from your system, Neem helps strengthen your immune system. Pop a neem capsule in the morning for a calmed and purified self!
- Keeping your tummy full and nourished during this time is all the more reason important. Kick-start your mornings with Muesli and be high on energy all day long! Muesli is a healthy mix of rolled oats, wheat flakes and corn flakes along different flavours. It is rich in dietary fibre, protein, iron and anti-oxidants, A nutritiously satisfying meal, dribble some Multifloral Honey over a bowl of muesli with skimmed milk and pleasure that sweet tooth. Alternately, you can also indulge in a bowl of Oats- Masala or Oats-Vegetables. Rich in dietary fibre and protein, Oats are a low-calorie food that would keep one fuller for longer. Oats are also proven to manage cholesterol levels, maintain healthy body weight and reduce risk of blood sugar and diabetes.
- Say no the sweet, carbonated drinks, but rather opt for a warm cup of Green Tea. Packed with powerful anti-oxidants and nutrients, Green Tea helps regulate blood sugar, improve brain function, and enhance metabolism. This ‘super-drink’ also help in increasing the detoxification process in the body and aid in weight loss. Add a dash of honey, squeeze a lemon in your cup of green tea and make your day a tangy and zesty affair! If you have dietary restrictions and cannot consume honey, try Stevia. A diabetic person’s best friend, stevia is a 100% low-calorie sugar substitute that aids in weight loss and lowers blood sugar levels. Pop a tablet in your daily cup of tea or coffee and drink away to glory!