FOOD THAT HEALS

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Foods rich in vi­ta­min C: Raw fruits like grapes, or­anges, pomegranates and ki­wis have a high con­cen­tra­tion of vi­ta­min C and flavonoids, which im­prove the body’s white blood cell count and

im­mune sys­tem. Pep­pers also help boost im­mu­nity as they are rich in vi­ta­min C

Corn: Found in abun­dance in

■ this sea­son, corn is not only tasty, but healthy as well. It helps re­duce water re­ten­tion. It also keeps the stom­ach healthy. Corn is a good source of vi­ta­mins such as B6, thi­amin, niacin, fo­late and ri­boflavin. It also has traces of vi­ta­min A and E Honey: It has an­timi­cro­bial and

■ an­tibac­te­rial prop­er­ties. Hence, honey pre­vents many in­fec­tions that one can get dur­ing the mon­soon Onions: They help in reliev­ing a

■ sore throat, and cough Ap­ples: The fruit cures

di­ar­rhoea, a prob­lem peo­ple com­monly suf­fer from dur­ing the mon­soon due to the con­tam­i­na­tion of water

Sweet pota­toes: They are

■ a great source of vi­ta­min A, which helps main­tain the health of mu­cosal sur­faces like the nose, gas­troin­testi­nal tract and also your skin Mush­rooms: They in­crease the

■ pro­duc­tion of an­tivi­ral pro­teins that fight mi­crobes To­ma­toes: Raw to­ma­toes

■ con­tain ly­copene, a nu­tri­ent that is es­sen­tial for the body’s

lym­phatic sys­tem. To­ma­toes are also a great source of vi­ta­min C. They, help boost im­mu­nity. Av­o­ca­dos: They are a rich

■ source of vi­ta­min E, and help pro­tect against the com­mon cold and flu. They also in­crease the ab­sorp­tion of nu­tri­ents

Yo­ghurt: This is a rich

■ pro­bi­otic. 80% of our im­mune sys­tem re­sides in the gut. So, to keep it strong, we need to keep our in­testi­nal sys­tem healthy with pro­bi­otics.

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