Ayurveda, a holistic way of living and an Indian originated medicinal system, believes that we are invaded by a virus, if our immune system is poor. Hence it basically works on improving the same by guiding us to have a modified diet and a lifestyle. Few tips offered by it are :
a) Include more spices like black pepper, coriander, cumin, clove, garlic and green tea etc in your diet.
b) Turmeric is known for killing the toxins and building immunity.
c) Take more sweet and bitter vegetables like leafy green vegetables, cabbage, cauliflower etc.,
d) Include more of sweet and ripe fruits like apples, coconut, oranges etc.,
e) Take a lot of grains like barley, oats, rice etc.,
f) During cold seasons avoid ice creams, yogurt, tomatoes, egg plants, bananas etc.
g) Avoid sticky, oily, fatty, hot, sour, spicy foods. Also avoid taking incompatible foods like milk and fruits together.
h) In the morning as soon as you get up drink two glasses of warm water.
i) Take care to eat your meals regularly and eat only if the previously taken food is digested.
j) Always eat freshly cooked warm food. Avoid alcohol and smoking, red meat etc.,
k) Avoid sleeping in afternoons, over physical and mental exertions and exposure to sunny climates.
l) Go to bed within 10 pm, as a restful sleep for atleast 7 to 8 hrs helps in building up immunity.
m) Take care to do pranayama - breathing technique as it will helps to clear of blockages in the system.
n) Take a walk regularly, as fresh air being circulated in the body will help the body's defense mechanism.
o) Always live in a clean atmosphere as fungi and mold might weaken the immune system.
p) Always take care to surround yourself with people whom you love and who love you. Dare to cut strings with people who are not in wave length with you and feel stressed out, as it indirectly leads to a stronger immune system.
q) Last but not least , listen to body and mind needs, do a regular yogic practice as it helps people affected with viral disease to overcome physical stress and tiredness and help to fight the anxieties.
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