Immunity boosters: Fight the dreaded winter cold the right way

UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2014 06:08 PM IST 5 Photos
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Are you already battling the sniffles? With winter setting in, it's about time you make a few changes to your lifestyle and diet. Here are a few immunity boosters that will help you battle out the winter monsters! (Photos: Shutterstock) Soak up the sun: Over 80% of India's population is Vitamin D deficient. In addition to health complications like diabetes and heart disorders, it can also lead to respiratory infections in winter. Avoid the supplements; instead go out in the sun for about 30 minutes, when the sun is not at its highest. It's the best and the absolute source of Vit D.

Are you already battling the sniffles? With winter setting in, it's about time you make a few changes to your lifestyle and diet. Here are a few immunity boosters that will help you battle out the winter monsters! (Photos: Shutterstock) Soak up the sun: Over 80% of India's population is Vitamin D deficient. In addition to health complications like diabetes and heart disorders, it can also lead to respiratory infections in winter. Avoid the supplements; instead go out in the sun for about 30 minutes, when the sun is not at its highest. It's the best and the absolute source of Vit D.

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Milk with raw turmeric: Hate drinking milk? We advise you plug your nose and have this concoction. Both milk and turmeric has antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial properties. In most Indian households, a glass-full of milk with crushed turmeric is recommended in winters as it protects against environmental toxins and harmful microorganisms.

Milk with raw turmeric: Hate drinking milk? We advise you plug your nose and have this concoction. Both milk and turmeric has antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial properties. In most Indian households, a glass-full of milk with crushed turmeric is recommended in winters as it protects against environmental toxins and harmful microorganisms.

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Make garlic your friend: In Ayurveda, garlic has been held out as a cure for ailments for long. It constitutes of allicin that protects from bacterial, fungal and viral attacks. It also boasts of flavonoids that promises anti-oxidative properties. Consuming a clove or two of garlic every day can do wonders for you!

Make garlic your friend: In Ayurveda, garlic has been held out as a cure for ailments for long. It constitutes of allicin that protects from bacterial, fungal and viral attacks. It also boasts of flavonoids that promises anti-oxidative properties. Consuming a clove or two of garlic every day can do wonders for you!

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Sip on green/chamomile tea: There is enough proof that green tea and chamomile tea can strengthen the immune system. Green tea/ chamomile tea is loaded with catechins, an essential antioxidant to kill bacteria and lower risk of infections. For maximum benefit, drink a couple cups of green tea mixed with a half a spoon of raw honey.

Sip on green/chamomile tea: There is enough proof that green tea and chamomile tea can strengthen the immune system. Green tea/ chamomile tea is loaded with catechins, an essential antioxidant to kill bacteria and lower risk of infections. For maximum benefit, drink a couple cups of green tea mixed with a half a spoon of raw honey.

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Eat your broccoli: Loaded with therapeutic properties and essential nutrients, broccoli is also a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc and phyto-nutrients. Nothing can go wrong if you include it in your diet.

Eat your broccoli: Loaded with therapeutic properties and essential nutrients, broccoli is also a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc and phyto-nutrients. Nothing can go wrong if you include it in your diet.

UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2014 06:08 PM IST
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