We know amidst Corona virus pandemic, boosting our immune systems is a very crucial attempt to fight. Boosting immune systems is needful but are you cautious as to how many times should you be drinking these boosters?
COVID 19 pandemic has raised the immunity boosting medicine’s demand but at the same time there is a shoot up in the home remedies available to boost immunity. This brings out a problem of how many times should we be taking these common immunity boosters.
Read the following to know about the best home made immunity boosters and how many times should these be taken:
Lemon is a great source of vitamin C that plays a huge role in boosting the immune system, along with providing many other health benefits. Consultant Nutritionist Rupali Dutta says, “you can have the juice of up to 2 lemons a day for good health and strong immunity.” However, you should know that lemon contains a high amount of citric acid which may affect the alkaline content of our body. Bangalore-based Nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood warns, “You should not have lemon juice if you are suffering from any gastric stress or extreme acid reflux.”
Turmeric (or haldi) is a gem of a food. It is true it greatly helps in building one’s immunity but the same logic of over-consumption applies to turmeric as well. Ishi Khosla says, “if you want to have haldi wala doodh every day, you can, but make sure to add just a pinch of turmeric in your drink.”
Kadha for Immunity
The many benefits of drinking kadha every day have been doing the rounds of late. It is made by boiling a range of whole spices in water for some time, straining it and drinking it like tea. Spices like cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorns, cloves, cumin etc. are used to make this all-spiced tea. It is believed that these Indian spices have an innate ability to boost our immune system. This may be true except these very spices are also very hot in nature. Clinical nutritionist Ishi Khosla warns, “over-consumption of such spices may lead to other health issues like stomach problems, digestion problems, nausea and skin dryness. She advises against drinking kadha every day or giving it a break for a few days after having it continuously for a long time.” Having it every alternate day couple of times a week may sound like a good plan!
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Source: NDTV Food