7 Super Foods You Need For Winters

Posted In: Allergist (Immunologist)     2018-02-21     23

With changing season cold, flu, and cough become the most common illnesses, as the immune system of people is very weak nowadays due to lack of nutrition and unplanned eating routines. Healthy and scheduled diet can help to boost your immune system.

Here is the list of some foods to improve your immunity:

 

1.      Citrus fruits

Vitamin C promotes the production of white blood cells in the body which can give you the strength to fight against infections. Our body lacks the ability to produce or store it, so it becomes very important to include citrus fruits in the diet. Some common foods rich in vitamin C include:

·         Oranges

·         Lime

·         Lemons

·         Grapefruit

·         Tangerines

 

2.      Broccoli

It is the best food loaded with minerals, vitamins including vitamin A, C, and E and antioxidants. Cook it as little as possible to keep all the nutrients packed.

 

3.      Red bell peppers

Double the amount of vitamin C in red bell peppers as compared to citrus fruits make it a better option to maintain healthy skin and the presence of beta-carotene keeps both the eyes as well as skin health.

 

4.      Garlic & ginger

These two ingredients are widely used in the Indian cuisine and apart from enhancing the taste, they help in fighting infections. Garlic regulates the blood pressure and ginger help curing a cold.

 

5.      Green tea

This tea not only helps weight loss but it also produces infection-fighting compounds because of the presence of flavonoids.

 

6.      Almonds

Eat nearly 10-15 soaked almonds every day in the morning because of the presence of vitamin E, which is the key to the healthy immune system.

 

7.      Sunflowers seeds

These seeds are packed with vitamin E, which helps to fight infection and maintain a healthy immune system. It is loaded with nutrients such as magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin B-6.