Winter season is in full swing and with it comes cold- and cough-related issues. We often see people complaining about feeling under the weather and headaches due to extreme cold weather. The constant coughing, sneezing, and runny nose are not only uncomfortable but they also make us sluggish which further affects our work. Therefore, it's time to bring some powerful foods to your rescue. Indian household kitchens are filled with various therapeutic ingredients. In addition to aiding in the battle against seasonal flu, these power-packed ingredients potentially boost our immunity. So, what are you waiting for? Without further ado, let's take a look at these foods and keep cold and cough at bay.
Here Are 7 Foods To Eat In Winter To Avoid Cold And Cough - Suggested By Nutritionist Lovneet Batra:
Garlic contains sulphur, which is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. It also contains a compound called allicin that helps in keeping seasonal infections at bay. Hence, garlic is extremely beneficial in the treatment of seasonal cold and cough.
2. Turmeric Milk
Haldi doodh, commonly known as turmeric milk or turmeric latte, has been a staple in our diet for generations. Have you ever wondered why? Turmeric has anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic characteristics that help our body battle seasonal problems such as cough, cold, sore throat, and so on. You can also add a bit of black pepper for instant relief.
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Tulsi works wonders as a natural immune system booster and anti-infective agent. Including tulsi in your tea and other beverages may help to boost immunity and even manage existing infections.
Almonds are abundant in vitamin E, which helps to strengthen the immune system. Moreover, almonds contain zinc. This mineral has been shown to help with colds and coughs.
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) is one of the healthiest fruits to eat. Hence, they should be included in our daily diets regardless of the season. They are also one of the most popular immunity-boosting berries due to their high vitamin C concentration.
Lemons are very high in bioflavonoids and vitamin C. In addition to boosting the immune system, vitamin C helps a lot to maintain our body's overall health.
7. Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes are high in fibre, vitamin A, and potassium. Regular intake can help to relieve constipation, boost immunity, and reduce inflammation.
Add these foods to your winter diet and let us know how they worked for you in the comments below. For more such immunity-related articles, stay tuned!
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