Are you looking for all-in-one immunity boosting foods to keep you away from illness and also provide your body with the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, all at the same time? Well, certain foods can do that!
Here are 6 Ayurvedic superfoods that you can add to your diet:
I’m sure this one is the most well known of them all! Turmeric or haldi has multiple benefits for health and it is mainly because it contains the compound ‘curcumin’. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce pain and provides an analgesic effect. It can provide better digestive health and regularize bowel movements. It acts as a natural detoxifier and helps detoxify the body (as it has diuretic properties), improve one’s cognitive functioning, decreases the risk of cancer and other diseases cures ulcers, purifies the blood and improves one’s overall health.
Amla is also known as Indian gooseberry and has been used over the years for its multiple health and beauty benefits. Amla being rich in vitamin C, is loaded with antioxidants that can help the body fight and prevent free radical damage that otherwise makes the body more prone to developing diseases. Amla contains ‘chromium’, an essential mineral that can help reduce the bad cholesterol in the body. Amla is rich in fibre and can help flush out the harmful toxins from the body, and thereby regulating digestion in turn keeping gut health in check. It can also help promote weight loss because it can accelerate the body metabolism and aid fat burning.
3. Coconut Oil:
Incorporating coconut oil into your diet can be beneficial to your overall health and well-being, as it is rich in lauric acid. If your diet doesn’t contain enough natural fats and other nutrients, taking a spoonful of coconut oil can help lead the way towards healthier skin and faster hair growth. A lot of people apply coconut oil on their hair for scalp health and hair growth. While this process is beneficial, the effects take a longer time to show as hair doesn’t have the ability to digest or metabolize the oil, how our digestive system can, therefore ingesting it will help improve hair growth from the inside and show external results. READ MORE – REASONS YOU NEED TO HAVE A SPOONFUL OF COCONUT OIL ON AN EMPTY STOMACH
Many people consider ghee unhealthy, but it isn’t! Eating ghee in moderate quantities will actually benefit your health. Ghee contains antioxidants that can help protect the body by eliminating free radicals and preventing oxidative stress, which can prevent the development of diseases. Consuming ghee can help promote weight loss as it contains butyric acid and medium-chain triglycerides that can help mobilize stubborn fat and flush it out of the body. Ghee enhances the absorption in the small intestine and decreases the acid of our gastrointestinal tract, promoting better digestive health. Consuming ghee can help act as a lubricant to the joints and promote better bone health. It is also helpful in lowering the levels of bad cholesterol in the body.
Cinnamon is a natural body cleanser and immunity booster as it is loaded with antioxidants that can help fight free radical damage in the body which could otherwise increase the risk of developing diseases. It helps release digestive enzymes and can promote better digestive health and digestive functioning. It can help reduce or keep diabetes and weight in check, in turn helping you maintain a healthy weight. It helps to keep your gut healthy for a clear glowing skin. READ MORE – Cinnamon milk – Benefits and recipes to treat sore throat, sinus, and much more.
Ginger root has a distinct taste which comes from the compound ‘gingerol’ and is very well-known for its health benefits. Consuming ginger juice can help regulate blood sugar levels and reduce the levels of LDL or bad cholesterol, in turn promoting better heart health. Ginger helps promote better digestive health and can relieve stomach problems and promote weight loss. It is also beneficial to the muscles and bones as it can relieve pain with its anti-inflammatory properties. The antibacterial properties in ginger can help keep illness at bay by preventing the growth of bacteria.