What To Eat To Boost Immunity In Winter

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By Mehak Pal
Published Nov 10, 2021

Health

Supplementing a winter diet with a few immunity boosting herbs and spices works effectively when the mercury drops

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Here are some immunity boosting herbs and spices which you can include in your diet

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Amla acts as a great immunity booster as it contains high amounts of vitamin C and antioxidants that prevent cell damage 

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Seeds such as flax, sesame and sunflower are excellent sources of vitamin B, and E as well as protein and folate that help strengthen the immune system

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Ginger is packed with healing properties and aids digestion

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The presence of allion and allicin compounds in garlic makes it a powerful flu fighter

Carrot works effectively in improving skin health and the presence of vitamin A in it helps fight against seasonal flu symptoms

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Herbal teas like green tea and chamomile tea are loaded with antioxidants and antiviral and antibacterial properties that help tackle cough and cold

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Turmeric works effectively in boosting immunity and eliminating cold, cough and chest congestion during winters

Regular intake of Ashwagandha strengthens the immune system and helps prevent infections and viruses

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Including honey to your winter diet helps soothe seasonal flu symptoms due to its antibacterial properties

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