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Five Ayurvedic Superfoods for Strong Immunity

Shikha Parewa
Shikha Parewa
Ayurvedic Superfoods
Ayurvedic Superfoods for Immunity

We can build a strong immunity by adopting some healthy eating habits and by following some discipline. When your motto is to get healthier then you can add countless foods to your plate but each food should have some special nutrients that can help your body function effectively.

In this article we will discuss some most popular ayurvedic foods that can boost our immune system. 

Khajoor or Dates 

The date palm is the fruit of the date palm, which grows in many tropical regions of the world. Dates are also very healthy. Ripe dates and dried dates are great sources of vitamin C and iron. Vitamin C reduces respiratory problems, while iron supports the immune system to function efficiently. Iron is needed to make hemoglobin, a red blood cell protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body. Eating 2 to 3 khajoor a day is enough to stay healthy. Moreover it may be used instead of sugar. 

Amla: 

The juice of amla is versatile & delicious. It is also nutritious with many health benefits. The small green fruit is one of the richest sources of vitamin, a powerful antioxidant, which strengthens the natural defenses of organism. Studies show amla contains 20 times more vitamin c than oranges.

Jaggery or Gur: 

Often called gur in Hindi, jaggery is a healthier substitute for sugar. It also activates the digestive enzymes in our body, stimulates bowel movements and hence helps prevent & relieve constipation. Jaggery is a natural body cleanser and helps in reducing the workload of our liver. Symptoms of cold or cough can be cured with the help of jaggery. All you need to do is mix gur with warm water and drink to relax your body. It produces heat in the body and that is why generally people consume it in winters.

Turmeric or Haldi: 

Turmeric is a bright orange-yellow spice commonly used in curries and sauces. It comes from the turmeric root. For thousands of years, this spice has been used for its medicinal, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Turmeric is a common spice in all Indian cuisines. The yellow spice is generally known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Curcumin is the main compound of turmeric, which is responsible for most of its powerful health benefits. A pinch of turmeric in milk or hot water can be beneficial for your body.

Tulsi Leaves: 

Tulsi or holy basil is one of the oldest medicinal herbs in the world. The herb has amazing magical properties. A few drops of tulsi water poured on food can  purify and kill germs. The green leaves are found in almost all Indian houses. Basil contains antioxidant compounds such as salty chemicals, flavonoids and rosemarinic acids. These compounds are helpful to cure infections in respirators and improve the immune system. 

Tusli leaves are good source of vitamin A, C, K minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and iron. Many people chew tulsi leaves before the breakfast. 

So these are some of the most popular ayurvedic superfoods which are ideal for strong immunity. 

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