The way of living in COVID times: Health & Safety through the choice of food.
The focus should be to make ourselves healthier and fitter to fight these trying times. We are in this together and we will sail through these health-related struggles together.
2020 was a difficult year for the whole world, we are here in 2021 yet we continue to fight the grip of the pandemic in our lives. We have altered our living to meet this ever-changing pandemic struggle. Masks, Work from home, and sanitizers are common terms in today’s world. We are all taking precautionary measures on a personal and community level. Yet staying healthy is the only way to fight this virus head-on. Our health is our responsibility.
As we celebrate World Health Day, let us not forget all the brave hearts that lost their lives at the forefront of the Covid battle. These Medical workers put in long and uncomfortable hours wearing the PPE kits to aid those who are ailing. The theme for this year’s World Health Day is to build a fairer, healthier world. We as individuals and communities should focus on getting healthier.
In this blog, we will discuss some superfoods that are easily available in every household and will ensure good immunity during these tough times.
Garlic is a superfood and an herb. It has multifold benefits for health if consumed on a regular basis. It is great to cure a common cold and cough. It is used to build immunity. It is also good for cardiovascular ailments. It also helps control high blood pressure and cholesterol. One can consume garlic as is or incorporate it in your meals.
Amla is titled a ‘superfruit’ and is widely known for its beauty benefits, little is known about its health benefits. Amla is rich in Vitamin C content; it is great to build immunity. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is good for your eye health and helps in controlling diabetes.
Turmeric is a must in any Indian household; it has been used for its color and for its medicinal properties for ages now. It is widely used as a first-aid for cuts and burns. When consumed it is posses a number of health benefits. Turmeric also has anti-bacterial properties. It is also used as an anti-depressant. Consume it with a glass of milk before going to bed to beat insomnia.
Blueberries are a nutrient-dense superfood. They are packed with antioxidants that have the capability to fight cancer. It is also efficient in improving heart health. You can consume blueberries in smoothies or add them to your salads. They are not just a treat to eat but are a bite full of good health.
Yogurt is great for your immune system. It contains probiotics that are good for digestive health and help strengthen the immune system. It promotes positive bone health. It is rich in protein content. It contains Vitamin D and Vitamin B15 which is good for the overall health of a person.
This World Health Day treat your body with good health. Your good health is not just a boon for you, but your community and the world at large. As we move ahead, think of ways to contribute to individuals and families who struggle to get a proper meal on their dinner tables.
We are in this together and we will sail through these health-related struggles together.