If you are facing frequent episodes of cold and cough, fever; or have a recent history of increased sick leaves at work; or experience lethargy frequently, then lowered immunity could be one of the contributors to these issues. Immunity is your body’s defense mechanism against viruses and diseases, which when compromised, would increase the risk of illness. Hence, we need to increase and maintain our body’s immunity power. One of the most talked about ways is eating right, having good nutrition. Now that leads most of us to the question “What should I EAT to strengthen my immune system?” Here is a pocket list of immune boosters and antiviral foods and nutrients which should secure a place in your diet routine.
- Protein: Milk, curd, yoghurt, buttermilk, cottage cheese (paneer), white meat (seafood, eggs, chicken – must be thoroughly cooked), soya, pulses.
- Vitamin C: Indian gooseberry (amla), guava, orange, lemon…
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