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4 foods you must eat on an empty stomach for a stronger immunity

Published on:26 August 2020, 14:47pm IST
There are plenty of Ayurvedic foods for immunity out there. You can start by noshing on these four on an empty stomach.
Grace Bains
Eat right to boost your immunity. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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We’ve always known the importance of developing a strong immune system. However, being struck by the coronavirus pandemic has made most of us finally act on that knowledge. We’re constantly looking for ways in which we can boost our immunity and prevent falling prey to dangerous infections.

But, did you know that the solutions you’re looking for can be found right at home? Some of the most powerful ingredients that help contribute to better immunity are probably in your kitchen right now. In fact, consuming some of them on an empty stomach can work wonders for your physical health.

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The reason these need to be consumed on an empty stomach is because when your stomach is clear and not burdened by digestive duties, it can truly take in the effective properties of these ingredients. This helps you in reaping the maximum benefits of these ingredients.

Also, read: All hail these 5 superfoods that can boost your immunity this monsoon

Wondering what these wonderful ingredients are? Well, here are four foods you must eat each morning on an empty stomach for better immunity: 

1. Garlic
Garlic is often considered to be a natural antibiotic because of its strong antibacterial properties. Hence, it can help you steer clear of infections naturally. Moreover, it has properties to help regulate blood sugar levels, improve heart health and treat issues related to lungs. Including this to your morning routine can ensure you stay away from multiple ailments in a natural way. Eat one to two pods of garlic with warm water each morning on an empty stomach to reap these benefits.

Ayurvedic foods for immunity
Garlic can open an arena of health benefits at home. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Amla
You can grate it, add it to hot water, and consume it on an empty stomach; or you can eat it. However, no matter how you choose to nosh on it, it has some phenomenal benefits. It is a powerhouse of vitamin C and antioxidants, both of which you need to build a strong immunity. Apart from enhancing your health internally, consuming amla regularly on an empty stomach will give you a glowing skin and shiny tresses.

Ayurvedic foods for immunity
Amla is what your body needs. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Also, read: Sip on immunity and weight loss with this recipe for making amla juice at home

3. Honey
Honey doesn’t just make everything super yummy with its sweetness but also can be used to make your immunity stronger. Mix one teaspoon of honey with warm water. You can squeeze a lemon into it for extra taste and a punch of vitamin C. It has a high content of antioxidants which can fight free radicals in the body and protect your body against deterioration. Moreover, the antibacterial properties can strengthen your immunity against infections.

Ayurvedic foods for immunity
Improve your immunity with this honey and lemon drink. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Tulsi
Put five leaves of tulsi in a glass of water and let it sit overnight. Have it first thing in the morning. There are not enough words to describe the various benefits of tulsi for our health. However, the most prominent one is its ability to fight infections and keep our immunity intact. In fact, a study published on PubMed Central states that “Tulsi is a safe herbal intervention that may assist in normalising glucose, blood pressure and lipid profiles, and dealing with psychological and immunological stress.”

Ayurvedic foods for immunity
Let’s soak in the phenomenal benefits of our desi tulsi. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Instead of tea or coffee, try these on an empty stomach and see yourself getting healthier!

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Grace Bains Grace Bains

Grace is someone who likes writing enough to make a living out of it. When she isn’t writing, you will find her having chai and reading a book.