Updated: Apr 27
What we eat has a significant impact on our health. That's why these immunity boosting Ayurvedic foods should be a part of your diet. When you eat the right foods, you'll be stronger, more energetic, and will be capable of fighting off illnesses.
Try Ginger Tea to Boost Digestion Power and Immunity
Ginger tea has been used as a medicinal drink for centuries. It's high in Vitamin C and also contains trace minerals like zinc, calcium, phosphorous, and sodium. This beverage can help to strengthen your immune system and cleanse your upper respiratory tract.
Ginger is also an excellent choice for people with a vata imbalance. It can improve every phase of gastrointestinal function, allowing you to properly absorb the nutrients from the foods you are eating. If you start drinking ginger tea regularly, you'll be able to see and feel the difference.
Add More Soup to Your Diet
The temperature can have an impact on both your health and your immune system function. When it's cold outside, a warm, comforting bowl of soup can bring your body temperature up and keep your immune system strong. Soups are often packed with nutritious, immune system-boosting ingredients, like carrots, turmeric, and garlic.
Warm, nourishing foods like soup can also help to balance the doshas. Each dosha is connected to specific physical functions, and keeping your doshas balanced can help you to maintain your health. Whether your dominant dosha is vata, kapha, or pitta, you can really benefit from eating more soup.
Start Drinking Warm Water
It's important to remove toxins from your body so that it will be capable of fighting off illnesses. While an Ayurvedic cleanse is one of the best ways to detoxify, you can also remove toxins from your body by sipping on warm water throughout the day.
The water you drink will be absorbed into your circulatory system, clearing away toxins that are blocking your cellular channels and tissue. When these toxins are washed away, it's likely that you'll feel lighter and more refreshed. You'll also be able to absorb more nutrients from the foods that you eat.
Use the Right Spices and Herbs to Boost Immunity
Spices and herbs play an important role in Ayurvedic medicine. While these herbs can be used medicinally, including them in your meals can also help to keep your immune system strong and your body in good health.
Spices that you'll want to use more of include cumin, turmeric, and cardamom. Beneficial herbs include dill, basil, and fennel. Not only can these seasonings improve the flavor of your food, but they can also help to correct dosha imbalances. For example, black pepper or mustard seed can help to correct a kapha imbalance.
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Veena is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Meditation Teacher. She is President Emeritus of the Meditation Center and former staff member of the Minnesota Institute of Ayurveda. Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee. She remains passionate for over 30 years, helping clients feel their best physically, emotionally, and spiritually with Ayurveda.
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