Coronavirus Prevention: 6 immunity boosting foods as per Ayurveda

Ayurveda can help bolster your immunity. Include these ayurvedic herbs in your diet to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Prevention: 6 immunity boosting foods as per AyurvedaCoronavirus Prevention: 6 immunity boosting foods as per Ayurveda
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There is no doubt that COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives. Precautionary health measures and reducing social exposure of any kind is being practised all around the world. No one knows when the pandemic will end or when will be able to back to our normal lives. This is the time when we need to be alert and protect ourselves from the catastrophe. 

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to take necessary precaution to keep the disease at bay. A study conducted in Australia has confirmed that a strong immune system can successfully fight the virus. A strong immunity acts as a defence system against illnesses and infections. Healthy eating is one of the most important parts for keeping the immune system in great condition. The main purpose of the immunity system is to protect the body from foreign bacteria and viruses that might harm it.

Feeding your body with some essential herbs may help keep your immune system strong. If you’re looking for ways to tackle the virus, your first step is to stack these essential herbs in your kitchen. 

Garlic 

Garlic is touted as one of the best ayurvedic remedies of all time. It contains antiseptic, anti-fungal and other nutritious properties that help boost the immune system. It also has antibacterial properties that help kill viruses and bacteria. 

Ashwagandha 

Ashwagandha contains antioxidant properties that help improve the body’s immunity to fight against diseases by increasing the number of pathogens- fighting agents. 

Ginger 

Ginger is packed with nutrients that bolster the immune system by breaking down the accumulation of toxins in the body. It also keeps other diseases at bay.

Turmeric 

Curcumin, an ingredient in turmeric, is loaded with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help boost the immune system. It is beneficial during the flu season. You can have warm turmeric milk or garlic and turmeric drink.

Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

It contains antioxidants and micronutrients that help detox the body by fighting the disease-causing bacteria. You can drink amla juice regularly to boost immunity. It also helps people suffering from diabetes. 

Tulsi (Basil) 

This is a wonderful herb acts as a natural immunity booster and wards off infections. It protects the body from all kinds of infections including bacteria, fungi and viruses.

More tips to boost immunity:

1. A little stress is okay but too much stress can damage your immunity. Even if the situation gets worse, find ways to tackle it without stressing yourself out. 

2. Avoid smoking as it raises the risk of bronchitis and pneumonia. 

3. Consuming excessive alcohol weakens the immune system and increases the risk of developing lung infections. 

4. Sleep deprivation can suppress immune function. 

5. Eat plenty of nuts, fruits, vegetables and seeds which will provide the body with essential nutrients that will help build strong immunity. 

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