The season of sore throats and sniffles is all set to shake you. With the arrival of winters one becomes more prone to colds, coughs, and infections, thus the season demands you to stay warm and safe.
As winter awaits, many folks prefer taking antibiotics at their first sneeze itself, however, on the other hand, you can also add these superfoods to your diet to enhance your immunity naturally.
Superfoods are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. If you include any immunity boosting superfood in your diet, you imbibe a high amount of nutrients that help boost your health naturally.
Here are the top superfoods to help boost your immunity this winter:
Might sound like some old customs or (nuskhas) but it’s true that a chopped, sliced and even a raw clove of garlic is very helpful in developing your immunity to fight disease-causing germs. Though garlic is really pungent and might give you bad breath at first, you will be well-protected against the approaching army of winter diseases.
Tip: Unlike raw garlic, roasted garlic won’t give you unpleasant garlic breath. And drinking or eating citrus fruits after consuming garlic can help prevent bad breath.
Ginger is a very common superfood that is immensely popular during the winters. Spicy, aromatic raw ginger is commonly used to flavour soups, teas and piping hot winter stews. This is a natural and a strong superfood that works to treat and prevent a whole host of winter diseases.
- Grate the preferred amount of ginger into a pot, add some lemon slices and a teaspoon of honey. Let it simmer and steep for 5-10 minutes and drink.
- You can also add sliced ginger to your daily morning cup of tea to bolster your immunity.
- Place plates in the steamer and cook for 10-12 mins.
Cinnamon, the sweet spice is one of the best natural vasodilators that will help you to increase your blood circulation naturally during the coldest months of the year. This aromatic spice is also rich in nutrients and contains phytochemicals that work to boost your immunity and ward off diseases.
- Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it.
- You can also add simple cinnamon sticks to the lukewarm water and drink the same.
Remember all those hard-boiled eggs your mother made you eat as a child? Well, she had good reason too, as eggs are a great immunity booster; rich in iron and several other essential nutrients. These delicious little treats keep your body warm during the chilly winters.
Tip: You can have half-boiled eggs with a pinch of pepper and salt. You can also add eggs to your snacking routine.
5) Fennel Seeds:
Fennel seeds are rich in vitamin C and help build up your body’s resistance against cold and flu. Also, fennel seeds are high in antimicrobial properties which automatically enhances the immune system. With an add-on advantage, it will boost your metabolism and will also help you reduce your weight.
- Just brew the seeds in boiling water and allow it to cool; drink immediately or keep it overnight and drink the fennel water the first thing in the morning.
6) Dark Chocolates:
As winter approaches, you naturally become excited about the approach of Christmas and with Christmas comes the thought of rich chocolate treats. While you are anticipating the festivities, don’t forget to grab a bunch of dark chocolates to improve your immunity. Dark chocolates are very low on sugar and have antioxidants that’ll help your body combat the harmful winter germs.
You can find this small green wonder in abundance at every corner of the markets and it also comes with the ability to fight cancer. This green food is rich in antioxidants and high in zinc that help your body fight infections and encourage natural healing.
Tip: You can eat peas alone, or you can even add more healthy preparations of this delicious green vegetable like parathas or stir-fried peas and potatoes to your daily routine.
8) Green Tea:
As we move towards winter, we also move into the heart of the dreaded cold and flu season. There is ample evidence that in such weather, Green Tea can help strengthen your immune system Even if the effect is least, you can’t go wrong since it is stacked with powerful antioxidants and will help you go a long way towards immunity boosting.
Tip: Sipping one cup daily can help boost your immune system and increase your metabolism as well.
It’s time to ditch all fancy energy drinks, It’s time that you include honey instead of sugars and sweeteners in your tea, baked goodies or on a hot toast. Honey is exclusively formulated with natural ingredients, Vitamins, minerals, herbs and essential oils that work collectively and contribute to creating a barrier against the cold.
- Simply grate half a ginger.
- Add a spoonful of honey; mix well and you’ll have the perfect home-made remedy for a sore throat.
With so many healthy options available to you this winter, we hope you stay safe and fit. Also, consume lots of water every day throughout the season to help your body detoxify.
If you want something that is savoury and crunchy, then go for our Multigrain Supersnacks that contain the power-packed nutrition of 6 super grains and the goodness of Himalayan pink salt. On the other hand, if you have a sweet tooth, then you can opt for our Multiseed Roasted Supersnacks that contain the rich sweetness of dry dates and 4 superseeds.
Have a healthy and snuggly winter with Keeros Superfoods!