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6 foods to help boost immunity this monsoon

Published : Aug 3, 2018, 1:45 pm IST
Updated : Aug 3, 2018, 1:45 pm IST

Here is what you should eat.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

New Delhi: Monsoons brings us the respite from the hot summers but sometimes it isn't great for our health. As we move away from the warmth and heat to cold shivering breeze, many of us are found sniffing and coughing.

Our body takes time to adjust to the transitioning temperature and climate. Due to this seasonal change, our immunity takes a setback. On the other hand, the moisture in the air is an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive and cause diseases.


Our diet plays a key role in protecting us from the monsoon woes. According to Harish Mohan, Founder, Sipwise Beverages, here are six ingredients that help us fortify our immunity against monsoon attacks:

1 Ginger

With key medicinal properties, Ginger enable us to ward off cold and flu. It is a rich source of chromium, magnesium, and zinc that improves the overall blood flow. Ginger along with honey is an ancient cure for cold and respiratory disorders as it has antibacterial and antiviral properties.

2 Ashwagandha

Referred to as Medhyarasayana, Ashwagandha is a drug used to improve memory and intellect. The magical herb helps to promote energy and stamina in the body while bringing down the stress level.


3 Green tea

It makes our immunity strong and oxidizes the body. It contains iron, calcium, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. It contains antibiotic properties that promote overall health. Green Tea also stimulates the body resistance to bacteria and other infections.

4 Tulsi

Tulsi is known to fight against bacterial and fungal infections. A cup of warm Tulsi tea can help in improving your overall defense mechanism and increasing resistance.

5 Turmeric

Known to have anti-inflammatory properties, Turmeric is a must during monsoons. Not only it safeguards against cold and cough, but it also prevents you from infections.

6 Citrus fruits


Fruits like orange, lemon, papaya, pineapple are good source of Vitamin C. Include a dose of these fruits in your daily diet to increase your resistance against monsoon infections.

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