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Whenever weather changes and if there is a slight change in the atmosphere than that time you may become prone to sickness. Because in such situation, the temperature changes, the humidity of the weather, the air, the time, food, etc. change and many people get sick or even suffer from different viral infections.

What is immunity or immune system
The defense system that we have in our body to protect us from external infections cause due to viruses, toxins, fungus, parasites, etc. is called immunity or immune system. There are many pathogens in our surroundings which either reach our body through breath or food etc. or make us sick. There are many people who get sick very quickly or their body is also very weak. This means that their immunity is weak.

Causes of Weak Immunity
•    Unnecessary accumulation of fat in the body.
•    Sudden weight loss because of any prolongs sickness.
•    Excess intake of fast food and junk food.
•    Improper nourishment of the body.
•    Smoking, drinking alcohol, drugs etc.
•    Long-term use of painkillers, antibiotics etc.
•    Staying under stress for a long time.
•    Sleeping less or sleeping unnecessarily for a longer period of time.
•    Lack of manual activities and physical work.
•    Long stay in polluted environment.
•    In childhood and old age, the immunity is generally weak, but due to poor lifestyle it may get weakens in puberty too.
•    If the pregnant woman does not have proper food or she is suffering from malnutrition, then there may be a chance of low immunity in a womb baby.
•    If you eat more sugar then it is harmful for immunity. According to a research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the ability of white blood cells to kill microbes in the event of eating 100 grams or more of sugar weakens for up to five hours.
•    Immunity also gets weakened by drinking less water, because it becomes difficult to remove foreign pathogens from the body due to lack of sufficient water.

5 Natural Immunity Boosters
Immunity can be improved by adopting a healthy lifestyle and having adequate amount of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fibres and anti-oxidants in the diet. So in this article I will tell you about 5 natural immunity boosters.

1. Turmeric Water
To strengthen immune system, you should start drinking turmeric water as it contains excellent natural antibody called curcumin. Curcumin is rich in anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties.
Turmeric has immune strengthening properties; it motivates the inner body strength which protects the body from hypersensitivity reactions. Bronchial problems occur due to hypersensitive responses of the immune system, curcumin synergizing these reactions and provide immediate relief. It also reduces combustion.

Method to Prepare Turmeric Water

Ingredients
•    Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
•    Water – 1 glass

How to make
•    Take a glass of warm water and add turmeric powder into it.
•    Now turmeric water is ready to consume.
•    It will be more beneficial to drink this amazing golden water every day before breakfast.

2. Ginger Honey Tea
Ginger has many medicinal properties. By regularly consuming ginger, body remains warm and keeps most of the infections at bay. Ginger contains good amount of protein, fat, carbohydrate, iron, calcium and iodine. It is effective in increasing the body's resistance. It is good for improving overall health.
Ginger contains a significant amount of gingerol, which is the main bioactive substance of ginger which is full of medicinal properties. Gingerol has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, which improve health.
Honey has a significant amount of essential antioxidants. The antioxidants present in it are very beneficial for the heart and protect against many diseases related to the heart. Apart from this, the main function of honey is to increase the body's immunity. The strengthening of immunity power protects the body from many infectious diseases.

Method to Prepare Ginger Honey Tea

Ingredients
•    Grated ginger  – 1/4 tsp
•    Honey – 2 tsp
•    Water – 2 cups

How to make
•    Boil water in a pan and add grated ginger into it.
•    Let it simmer for a couple of minute till water colour changes to brown.
•    Now strain the tea in a cup and mix honey.
•    Ginger honey tea is ready to drink.
•    Consume it daily at any time of the day for naturally increasing your body immunity.

3. Basil Nigella Tea
Basil leaves are a complete medicine in itself and when combined with ginger, its medicinal properties are further enhanced. Being full of antioxidants, basil leaf also acts to increase immunity. Basil leaves are also antibacterial and antiviral and also prevents colds and coughs.
In a research report released by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, it has been found that basil leaf has immunity strengthening system. At the same time, if we boil its leaves with hot water, the immunity booster properties of it dissolve easily in water, which we can use as a drink and our immunity can be strengthened.
At the same time, nigella seeds are also helpful in increasing immunity. Not only can you strengthen immunity with nigella seeds, but they are helpful in providing protection from diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer. These black seeds are enriched with sodium, fiber, iron, calcium, potassium etc.

Method to Prepare Basil Nigella Tea

Ingredients
•    Basil leaves  – 6 to 7
•    Nigella seeds – 1/4 tsp
•    Water – 2 cups

How to make
•    Boil water in a pan and add basil leaves and nigella seeds into it.
•    Let it simmer for a couple of minute till water colour changes to green.
•    Now strain the tea in a cup.
•    Basil nigella tea is ready to drink.
•    Start drinking this tea for boosting your body’s immunity.

4.  Garlic Flour Milk
Garlic has its own specialties, pungent garlic doubles the taste of the food. It is consumed, to enhance the taste of food and also protects our health due to its medicinal properties. It also has many anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-microbial properties along with nutrients like vitamins C and B, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, minerals. The sulfuric and organic acid-rich Allicin compound present in garlic improves our body's immune system as well as protects against many diseases. Besides, it reduces inflammation, pain and allergies in the changing seasons.
One key advantage of this chickpea flour is that you can get benefit of a superior dosage of fiber and protein with no gluten. As it is a huge supply of fiber, the flour can relieve your digestive system and heal any related turmoil. It also soothes your blood sugar level. In fact, according to an Indian study, gram flour is loaded with Linoleic acid and Oleic acids, which are nutritionally vital unsaturated fatty acids. It is also an enormous source of other vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, folate, and beta-carotene. It thus helps to promote body’s immune system.

Method to Prepare Garlic Flour Milk

Ingredients
•    Garlic cloves  – 4 to 5
•    Chickpea flour – 1 tsp
•    Milk – 1 glass

How to make
•    Boil milk in a pan and add roughly chopped garlic cloves into it.
•    Once it boils add chickpea flour and stir it continuously to avoid any lump.
•    Let it simmer for a couple of minute.
•    Now strain the milk in a glass.
•    Garlic flour milk is ready to drink.
•    It is recommendable to consume this milk before going to bed.
•    Drinking this milk on everyday basis will aid stronger body immunity.

5. Cinnamon milk
Plenty of antioxidants found in cinnamon, which are very beneficial for our health. Cinnamon has many medicinal properties. It contains plenty of anti-oxidants. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Actually, antioxidants help in hindering the oxidation process in the body, which gives rise to many types of diseases in our body. That is, by regular consumption of cinnamon milk, you can increase your body immunity and prepare your body to fight against various diseases and infections.
Milk contains adequate amount of nutrients like calcium, vitamin D, potassium etc. regular consumption of milk is beneficial for developing body’s immunity. This is the reason you should drink cinnamon milk every day before sleeping at night. According to Ayurveda, cinnamon milk boosts the immune system. It helps in getting good sleep as well and protects against diseases caused by viral infections such as colds and coughs.

Method to Cinnamon Milk

Ingredients
•    Cinnamon powder – pinch of
•    Milk – 1 glass

How to make
•    Boil milk in a pan and add cinnamon powder into it.
•    Let it simmer for a couple of minute.
•    Pour the cinnamon milk in a glass, now it is ready to drink.
•    It’s preferable to drink Cinnamon Milk ever day before sleeping.
•    This flavoured milk can enhance your immunity in a natural way.

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