Consider these power foods to build your immunity

Lifestyle-related health issues can be avoided by immunity-boosting superfoods

As lifestyles change, the world has been witnessing an increase in illnesses too. The India Fit Report 2020 found an alarming 20.8% of Indians had low immunity (as measured by those who fell ill more than three times a year). Despite the increased awareness surrounding health issues and more people attempting to exercise and stay fit, the food intake needs to be monitored. Boosting your immunity can cut down on illnesses to a large extent. 

If you are looking to boost your immunity and evade infections, you can grab the following products in supplement form. Several brands such as Gaia offer capsules that can help you maintain your health and stay safe from germs and viruses.  Here are some foods that help build your immunity and make your body resistant to falling ill. 

Curcumin: As the main active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin contains potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is an age-old remedy for building your immune system and is found in almost every Indian household. Whether consumed as granules as offered by health and wellness brand Gaia, or directly or used while cooking, curcumin helps your body ward off illnesses and protects your cells from incurring any damage. 

Amla: Enriched with Vitamin C, which is key to strengthening your immune system, Amla is an excellent immunity booster. Known to help your body fight against cold and flu Amla also helps to maintain healthy skin and hair. It can either be consumed as fruit or Amla capsules which are more convenient and equally nutritious. Gaia Plus by Gaia’s Amla capsules contain the vital nutrients extracted from the fruit. 

Aloe Vera: Containing more than 20 amino acids along with minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and sodium, aloe vera builds your immunity to a great extent. Additionally, aloe vera is also used to treat mild skin problems such as acne and is great for your hair too! If you have the plant, you can take it straight from the source or consume it in the form of capsules. The Gaia Plus aloe vera capsules are contain the adequate extracts of aloe vera to meet your daily health requirements.

Spirulina: One of the richest sources of protein, spirulina has the required vitamins and antioxidants for your body to stay healthy. It also contains naturally derived fatty acids that help with healthy cell membranes. Aside from boosting your immunity, spirulina capsules also help improve your eyesight, lower blood pressure and keep your cholesterol levels under control. Gaia Plus’s spirulina capsules increase hemoglobin, improve overall health and help maintain your weight. 

Neem: Renowned for its anti-bacterial properties, neem purifies your blood and helps your body resist infections. It also acts as a cleanser for your intestines, leaving you with a healthy gut. Since neem leaves and flowers can taste bitter, you can consume it in the form of capsules made from the leaves and flowers. Gaia Plus offers neem capsules which are an equally nutrient rich alternative to the leaves and flowers. 

Green tea: Known for its antioxidant properties, consuming green tea regularly is similar to cleansing your body, since green tea flushes out all the toxins. Despite the bitter and bland taste of it, green tea is one of the healthiest beverages available. Freshly brewed green tea will leave you feeling refreshed and also assists in weight loss. It is also rich in nutrients required for glowing skin. Gaia’s green tea range comes in different flavours for enhanced taste. 

Honey: The sticky, sweet golden colored liquid is a powerhouse of nutrients. Containing rich anti-bacterial properties, organic honey can help soothe sore throats, cough and cold and strengthens your gut immunity too. It can be used as a substitute to white refined sugar in your meals and beverages. Mix some honey with warm water and drink it to help with weight loss. Gaia’s multifloral honey is the purest form of organically collected honey which has not been processed. 

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