Covid immunity foods this winter for all of us

Consume whole grains like maize, bajra, ragi, amaranth and quinoa that provide not just calories and fibre but a whole lot of immunity-boosting minerals like zinc, magnesium, selenium in addition to phytonutrient chemicals that keep the oxidative stress under control.
Whole grains are a must-have for good immunity.

Have lots of colourful veggies Each colour means a different set of antioxidant compound that help build immunity. Red means lycopene, which neutralises free radicals that damage our genetic material. The oranges and yellow contain beta cryptothanxin, which is heart protective. Greens are rich sources of sulforaphane, isocyanate, and indoles, which protect us against cancers to. Blue and Purple come from anthocyanins, powerful anti-aging compounds. The whites and browns also add antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol, both known to protect the body from detrimental effects of free radicals.

Dry fruits and nuts are tiny powerhouses of nutrients. Eat an ounce daily for healthy fats, fibre, proteins and phytonutrients. They keep you warm.

Spices and herbs are known for their medicinal properties. In recent times, we have been using homemade spice and herb teas and infusions to protect ourselves. Around 4 to 5 leaves of basil are a good way to start the day. Basil is known for its anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Ginger is used extensively for protection against cough and colds, so make sure to crush some into your tea. It is also a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Turmeric, with its potent curcumin, is known for anti-inflammatory and anti -bacterial properties. Use fresh turmeric powder as an infusion. In addition, fenugreek, garlic and cinnamon are also well documented for their protective properties. more  

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Good piece of information. more  
Thanks for information provided by Madam Sarita & Sri Jayakumar Daniel. It is really kind of them more  
All the foods mentioned by S Sarita are good immune system boosters and are a healthy choice in general. Eat them as regular diet, Covid-19 or not. Unfortunately most people in India probably can't afford them. Still we should be aware and do what we can. more  
Public awareness is necessary at each sphere to fight COVID. People are now conscious. more  
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The Chief Nutritionist in the G.H. has developed an effective diet schedule for the Covid19 Patients.

The nutritionist names a few items used in the day to cooking as important to keep the Diseases at Bay .

The recovery reate is high with the balanced diet and advice to add immune foods . more  
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