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Health – Immunity Booster – During Monsoon & Covid-19

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Here comes the favourite season for most of the people in India

The Monsoon Season

“Cloudy sky, Moist and Cool Breeze with the sound of rainfall”.

Rains, comes with the fear of falling ill and During this pandemic covid-19, it’s very difficult to maintain body health due to microbial organisms being present in the atmosphere.

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Less sunlight during rainy season makes it difficult to get doses of sun throughout the day as we know morning UV rays from sun has enormous benefits on health and helps to increase  Vitamin D in body.     D vitamin plays a very important role in strengthening bones and inhibiting the growth of various diseases during this pandemic period.

We all are scared of getting infected with covid-19 virus. It’s very important to maintain body immune system. To ensure that we maintain strong immune system, let’s find out and discuss various ways to enhance our immunity and stay healthy during rainy season.

# Staying Hydrated :  

Dehydration is the main cause of weak immune system – Juices and Green Smoothies are the best way to keep yourself hydrated and definitely lots of warm water intake keeps you away from common cold and flu.

Strong immunity creates a Defence system against infections and diseases, it’s necessary to intake various liquids to keep ourself Hydrated on daily basis. When your immunity is on stake due to dehydration, we can observe some signs in body like Dry eyes, Fatigue, Rashes and Joint aches. Remedies to keep yourself hydrated other than lots of warm water.

  1. Green Tea
  2. Probiotic Yogurt
  3. Turmeric with warm Milk
  4. Apple Cinder Vinegar with Honey and warm Water
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# Personal Hygiene :

Best way to be away from infections and illnesses, is to maintain good personal Hygiene. Make sure to keep your hands clean and avoid touching your face to avoid getting infected from Covid-19 virus. Try to keep your body temperature in check using thermometer. Try to wash hands, using warm water in keeping away the spread of bacteria and viruses in check. Causes of weak personal hygiene – Stress, In adequate exercise, Malnutrition, Sleep deprivation.

# Immunity boosting meals :

In your daily diet it is important to add immunity boosting food. Food that helps to promote health and beneficial if consumed on daily basis are as follows.

  1. Spinach
  2. Broccoli
  3. Oats
  4. Eggs
  5. Flaxseeds
  6. Almonds

We should avoid eating Junk food, Sugary foods, Refined oils also avoid the consumption of Alcohol, Caffeine, Soda which directly or indirectly affect the immunity system.

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# Fiber Intake :

Increase the intake of fibrous food like fruits and vegetables, that helps body to produce essential vitamins in body which usually comes from a balanced diet. Knowing which fruits and vegetable are needed during monsoon and covid19 pandemic to boost the immune system is very important.

Vitamin C Rich Foods

  1. Oranges
  2. Guava
  3. Strawberries
  4. Papaya
  5. Pineapple
  6. Kiwi
  7. Mango
  8. Broccoli
  9. Brussels sprouts
  10. Cauliflower
  11. Green and Red Pepper
  12. Cabbage
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Vitamin B6 Foods

  1. Meat
  2. Fish
  3. Potatoes
  4. Chicken
  5. Tuna
  6. Whole Grain Bread
  7. Cereals
  8. Avocado

Vitamin E Rich Foods

  1. Sunflower seeds
  2. Swiss Chard
  3. Beet Greens
  4. Kiwifruit
  5. Blackberries
  6. Asparagus
  7. Butternut

Daily Intake of above vitamins – C , B6 and E, needed for the healthy function of immune system, deficiency of these vitamins leads to Gum disease, Damaged skin, Loss of appetite, Tied feeling, Vision problems and Muscle weakness.  It is advisable to consume above mention food on daily basis, which has anti-inflammatory properties and plays a very important role in warding off infections also helps your blood carry oxygen around the body

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Especially during Covid-19 lock-down, though natural food is the best source of these vitamins, but with small additions of Supplements must be included with the help of family doctor in your daily diet program.

Last but not the least daily exercise and yoga are equivalently important to strengthen your immune system. Daily workout increases the intake of oxygen in body and keeps us away from respiratory problems and prevent from breathing difficulties.

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