(MENAFN - NewsBytes) #HealthBytes: Six must-have foods during the monsoon season
06 Jul 2019
Although the monsoon season is sure to offer some much-needed relief from the scorching summer heat, it could still be a tricky time for your health.
This is so because the excessively humid season is known to put you at risk of various bacterial and fungal infections.
So, here are six must-have food items to help boost your immunity, this rainy season.
Garlic and Ginger to the rescue
Garlic: A natural chemical ingredient called Allicin in garlic has amazing antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. They help you fight bacteria and viruses, and reduce your risk of getting an infection.
Ginger: The miraculous anti-inflammatory properties of ginger are great for keeping the risk of infections at bay. So, sip some ginger tea regularly to stay healthy, this coming rainy season.
Probiotics and Turmeric to boost your immunity
Probiotics: The 'good bacteria' in fermented probiotics and natural sources like yogurt gives a boost to your immunity, thereby improving your ability to fight infections.
Turmeric: The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and warming properties of turmeric help charge up your immunity, thus considerably reducing your chances of getting sick. Add it while preparing your curries, soups, and tea.
Mushrooms and citrus fruits to fight infections
Mushrooms: High in selenium, riboflavin, and niacin, and the essential Vitamin-D, mushrooms are a top food choice to help boost immunity, and improve your ability to stay safe from risk of infections during monsoon.
Citrus: Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and grapefruits are all rich sources of Vitamin C. Additionally, their antioxidant properties help keep you healthy during the monsoon season.