2. AmlaAmla or Indian gooseberry according to Dr. Dhanvantri Tyagi can also do wonders to your immunity system. You can have them as murabbas or juice. Juice should preferably be avoided during winters. Packed with immunity boosting Vitamin C, Amla can help keep infections at bay.
4. TurmericThe immunity boosting spice could be the companion you are seeking for in this nippy weather. Power of Curcumin makes Turmeric one of the most treasured spices of Ayurveda.
Turmeric has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal agents that helps stimulate the human immune system. You can use the wonder spice to make yourself the nation's favourite- 'Haldi doodh'. Take a teaspoon of the spice powder in a glass of warm milk daily and your chances of catching a flu could drop remarkably.
5. GheeThis good fat could prove to be your magic elixir for immunity this nippy weather. Ghee is extensively used in various winter food preparations. From gajar ka halwa to panjiri to gondh ka ladoo, all the winter special delights are packed with ghee. This is because ghee is one of the most easily digestible fat, which generates instant heat and energy. In addition to keeping your body warm, ghee contains essential fatty acids, and is a great immunity booster.
Ghee is one of the most easily digestible fatDr. Dhanvantri also says, "In winters, one must ensure the perfect Vayu balance. So apart from taking immunity boosting foods, you must also take energy boosting foods."Load up on these foods and keep cough and cold causing infections at bay.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.