Blankets and blazers are not enough to battle the icy chill of the winter season. Food plays a huge part in building your body resistance against any winter flu or virus attack. Below is a list of some easily available food to keep you warm and disease-free in the winter season.
Honey – Consuming honey during the summer season is restricted to a certain amount because of its warm nature. It carries antigens that are found in flowers. It helps to build our immunity system and also this antigen is the basic reason that warms our body. The good news is that it is not fattening, and it consists of an inverted sugar compound that is easy to digest. For such beneficial factors of honey, it is an essential ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine.
Ginger – Ginger is one of the most medically enriched spices in the Asian kitchen. It consists of heavy antioxidants that flush out wastes and helps to strengthen the immune system. It should be consumed in a small quantity every day with food or with morning tea. A large quantity of ginger consumption can lead to a serious stomach illness. It cures mild fever, ulcers, cough, and cold, acidity and helps to strengthen the digestive system.
Ghee – Ghee has anti-inflammatory properties but when consumed in excess amounts, it can lead to health issues. Consumption of ghee should be paired with regular exercise for better results or else there is a high chance of gaining bodyweight. Ghee is very rich in antioxidants and absorbs vitamins and minerals from other foods. It helps in tissue building and tissue repair. It is good for the skin and hair, and also cures cough and cold.
Tulsi – Since ancient times Tulsi has been used as a herbal medicine to treat sickness. Tulsi is used to fight against cold, sinusitis, cough, pneumonia and other disorders. It is one of the most powerful natural antiseptics that also helps to fight malaria. Tulsi leaves should be taken with honey and pepper before breakfast to avoid any cold or viral attack.
Amla – Amla also known as Indian gooseberry is a rich source of vitamin C. It is highly recommended for good health as it fights against cold and winter flu. Amla keeps the liver, skin, hair, and scalp super healthy and also reduces blood pressure, acidity and cholesterol. One amla a day throughout the winter season will keep all the sickness and winter viruses away from you and also improve the immune system of the body.
Mustard – Anything that is fried should be cooked in mustard oil. It improves the digestion and also hikes the metabolism rate. It has antibacterial and antiseptic properties and is also rich in omega 3, zinc magnesium, selenium, and micronutrients. All of these take care of our heart, stomach, skin and hair. If mustard oil is applied to the body before the bath, it cures dry skin.
So enjoy good health this winter by consuming these foods and make sure that you reach your daily quota of nutrition.