BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY NOW ! Simple superfoods for difficult Times.
Good old lemon has several health benefits. In today’s scenario I wish to emphasize on immune boosting, antibacterial, antiviral properties of lemon that helps the body to fight of cold, flu etc. Lemons are a great source of ‘Quercetin’ which is powerful ‘bioflavonoid’ which is a key nutrient that helps immune system activation.
Since ancient times, Garlic has been used worldwide not only as a food but also as medicine. Garlic has a wide range of bioactive compounds that help in regulating the immune system besides many other health benefits. ‘Allicin’ is the most biologically active compound in garlic which makes garlic mother nature’s insecticide. To maximize the health benefits you should crush the garlic and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes.This triggers an enzyme reaction that activates allicin and other active ingredients in garlic
TURMERIC AND PEPPER :
The medical properties of turmeric are due to the compound ‘Curcumin’.It has several health benefits but unfortunately it is poorly absorbed by the body. Black Paper contains a bioactive compound called ‘Piperine’. ‘Piperine’ has unique ability to boost the absorption of Curcumin multiple times. In combination Curcumin in turmeric and Piperin in black paper have shown to improve health due to their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune boosting properties.
Amla also known as ‘Indian gooseberry’ is clearly an ayurvedic wonder. Amla is nature’s gift to human being to promote a disease free, healthy life. Amla has the highest content of Vitamin C.It has 20 times the amount of Vitamin C as an Orange. Amla being one of the most antioxidant rich herb, supports everything form digestion to elimination; most importantly it boost immune function in the body.
Tulsi is one of the best medicinal herbs on the planet.It contains Phytochemicals, bio- flavonols and antioxidant compounds which makes it an excellent remedy for respiratory conditions. Tulsi leaf extract increases T helper cells and natural killer cell activity, boosting the immune system.
– Geetanjali Chitale
Clinical Nutritionist and Dietician