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Recipes for Increasing immunity recipes


Last Updated : Dec 02,2019



रोग - प्रतिरोधक क्षमता बढ़ाने के लिए आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Recipes for Increasing immunity recipes in Hindi)
રોગપ્રતિકાર શક્તિ વધારનાર આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Recipes for Increasing immunity recipes in Gujarati)

It takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away! A wholesome diet plays an important part in strengthening your immune system, and the tasty recipes in this section offer a perfect package of nutrients to achieve this. They are loaded with antioxidants, especially vitamin E and C, and other such nutrients that help fight free radicals. Feast on these delightful recipes, and keep diseases at bay.

Our body is made up of billions of cells and as we get older, these cells will age. Our cells function all day, all week and all year. Example our skin slowly starts to age. Ageing happens on a metabolic level resulting in our body creating fewer mitochondria resulting in lesser energy available to use. An easy way to counteract the process of ageing is to exercise daily as that will help increase the count of mitochondria in the body. Exercise forces the body to produce more energy resulting in more mitochondria produced in each cell. Thats why we see endurance athletes, long distance runners, swimmers look younger and have more energy.

Our body consistently produces harmful substances called free radicals which damage the cells in our body. We can counter that by eating Antioxidant rich foods. This is important because Antioxidants are the substances that help in removing the potentially harmful substances called “free radicals” from our body.

Antioxidants have many benefits like flushing out harmful toxins from your system, boost metabolism, aids in weight loss, cleans the liver and improves kidney function, improves skin complexion and prevents wrinkles, gives you healthy nails and hair, reduces fatigue, improves your mood and so on.

You need assortment of antioxidants from different resources to fight all these free radicals. If you just took Vitamin E then you will land up fighting those free radicals. Instead ensure you eat foods of different colours on your plate everyday then you can truly fight oxidation by fighting all these different free radicals. A simple way is to have a salad with Lettuce, Spinach, Bell Peppers, Carrot, Feta Cheese or Paneer with an olive oil dressing. Try Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad or Masoor, Beets, Zucchini , Peppers Lunch Salad You are getting different coloured foods which will take care of most of your problems.

The key to remember is also to minimise the impact of inflammation to your body.

So what is the best Antioxidant? Only one food will not fight oxidation in the body and you need a mix. Inflammation is a common term we hear often, when somebody has body pain or fever. We take it quite casually and just pop in some pills to sort out the inflammation, without bothering about its cause. Inflammation is basically the body’s reaction to some kind of stress, and the good thing is that it indicates that the body is working to overcome the problem. When you get a cold, cough or running nose your body responds with inflammation in the form of a fever that helps you heal. The inflammation does its job, gets rid of the virus and disappears. However, if this inflammation persists, it can indicate or even lead to severe problems.

The main culprit for body inflammation is eating the wrong kind of food. Processed foods and sugar are amongst the biggest causes of inflammation. Can you believe that inflammation begins within 30 minutes of having sugar and could last up to 4 hours! In order to avoid inflammation, have foods that do not spike your insulin levels. Go for foods with more fibre, less or no sugar, and complex carbohydrates that take more time to digest. More natural the foods you eat, the cleaner and safer they are. More of processing means a greater risk. So, avoid using thickening agents like corn flour in your soup. Opt for stir-frying instead of deep-frying. Stay away from store-bought salad dressing and make a simple olive oil dressing at home.

Some examples of Healthy Food to boost Immunity

1. Romaine Lettuce16. Olive Oil 31. Sprouts
2. Spinach17. Peanuts 32. Purple Cabbage
3. Tomatoes18. Almonds 33. Red Cabbage
4. Broccoli19. Flax Seeds 34. Eggplant
5. Mushrooms20. Turmeric Powder 35. Dark Bitter Chocolate
6. Carrots21. Pumpkin Seeds 36. Oats
7. Zucchini22. Feta Cheese 37. Onion
8. Kale23. Curds 38. Garlic
9. Oranges24. Chana Dal 39. Ginger
10. Peppers25. Moong Dal 40. Barley
11. Sweet Lime26. Urad Dal 41. Jowar
12. Banana27. Toovar Dal 42. Whole Wheat
13. Strawberry28. Brown Rice 43. Buckwheat
14. Guava29. Blueberry 44. Amaranth
15. Apple30. Raspberry

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Zero Oil Masoor Dal
Recipe# 22530
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor dal is a storehouse of nutrients like protein, folic acid, iron and zinc. Protein is required for the formation of new cells, their growth and maintenance. Folic acid and iron on the other hand build up the hemoglobin that carry oxygen and supply nutrients to our body. Zinc enhances the activ ....
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Vegetables in Almond Sauce
Recipe# 22458
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Vegetables in Almond Sauce is a truly attractive dish replete with colourful and crunchy veggies, a luscious almond sauce and of course, whole wheat spaghetti. We have avoided pasta made from refined flour and used a limited quantity of whole wheat spaghetti instead, to ma ....
Watermelon Slush
Recipe# 3549
04 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, a slush is more invigorating than a simple juice, perhaps because you tend to roll the icy granules in your mouth for a while, and so the refreshing glassful lasts longer! Here is a marvelous Watermelon Slush that is ideal for warm summer afternoons. This effective cooler is loaded with i ....
Tomato Rasam ( Eat Well Stay Well )
Recipe# 33475
27 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tomato rasam, a perfect, low-calorie recipe to enjoy the true flavours of home-made south indian cooking. Serve this protein- and vitamin-packed rasam as an accompaniment to plain steamed rice. Tomatoes are bountiful of vitamin a, folic acid that helps boost immunity. This recipe is low in calories, ....
Tangy Twist ( Vitamin C Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35082
04 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A glassful of vitamin c! although it is beneficial to eat whole fruit rather than a juice, this one is an exception as it provides your daily dose of vitamin c in one shot. Pomegranates are rich in fibre and potassium making this a refreshing shot of multi-vitamins. Drink-up!
Tangy Italian Salad
Recipe# 3463
24 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Firm ripe tomatoes are combined with cool cucumbers and crisp lettuce leaves tossed in low fat basil flavoured vinaigrette. Tomatoes provide vitamin A and fibre while lettuce and cucumbers contribute fibre as well as vitamin C and iron.
Tamatar ki Kadhi ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy)
Recipe# 22460
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A richly-flavoured kadhi with the delectable tang of tomatoes! Borrowed from Sindhi cuisine, this mouth-watering Tamatar ki Kadhi is flavoured with a traditional tempering and thickened with besan. Loaded with tomatoes, this kadhi provides you antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C and lycopen ....
Tamatar ki Kadhi
Recipe# 3574
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Like many other dishes, kadhi differs from region to region. This Sindhi Kadhi is a rather special one as it is made using tomatoes. Tomatoes are very low in calories and provide plenty of vitamin A which required for a glowing skin and healthy vision. I assure you that your family will relish this ....
Sweet Lime and Pepper Salad (   Vitamin A and C )
Recipe# 5634
16 Jun 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Full of flavour and colour, this crunchy salad is best to build up your immunity with its vitamin C and A rich ingredients like lettuce and capsicum.
Sweet Lime and Pepper Salad
Recipe# 3601
26 Nov 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Simple, quick and easy, this salad can be prepared in minutes. Capsicum is a much ignored salad vegetable that has been combined with lots of colours and flavours which perfectly complements the delicate flavour of sweet lime. This salad is a great accompaniment for a continental main course and i ....
Suva Buckwheat Roti
Recipe# 41746
29 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mouth-wateringly tasty buckwheat rotis flavoured with aromatic dill leaves, this recipe is a delightful treat for your palate and your stomach. Made with alkaline flours like buckwheat and jowar, these rotis are spiced mildly with common ingredients like green chilli paste and a dash of pepper. ....
Strawberry Juice, Fresh Strawberry Juice Recipe
Recipe# 5631
16 Jun 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Young ones love the lively scent, bright colour and peppy flavour of strawberry. Well, so do adults! And this ageless appeal of the fruit fortunately helps you ward off aging too. Anybody will fall head over heel in love with this Strawberry Juice, which you will agree is one of the tastiest way to ....
Stir-Fried Vegetable Parathas
Recipe# 22407
26 Nov 07

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Ever thought Chinese and Indian cuisine would meet in a Paratha? That is precisely what makes this recipe very unique! The horde of well-chosen ingredients makes this recipe tasty and healthy. Bean sprouts and vegetables impart crunch to these Parathas; hence take care not to overcook them. The Para ....
Sprouts Misal
Recipe# 4812
14 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A recipe put together in minutes if sprouts are handy. . . . . . I have chosen this recipe as sprouting increases the calcium content of pulses and also aid digestion. Serve it with whole wheat bread or rice.
Sprouted Methi and Fruit Salad ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33476
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Sprouted methi and fruit salad, rich in nutrients that help boost immune system, this salad is surely a favourite with health conscious. Methi’s goodness increase manifold on sprouting. Whip up a sprout salad or a subzi for a healthy and nutritious meal. Add fruits of your choice to further enhance ....
Quick Green Pea Snack
Recipe# 5642
14 Mar 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tiny though it is, green pea is a powerhouse of nutrition! Rich in fibre, it helps to build a healthy digestive system. Fix up this scrumptious snack for a quick bite… or two! Flavoured aptly with peppy mint leaves and tangy amchur powder, the Quick Green Peas Snack is a treat for your taste buds to ....
Pineapple Cucumber Salad
Recipe# 3597
24 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pineapple and cucumbers tossed with coriander and lemon juice furnish a storehouse of vitamin C which is extremely essential to build up your immunity against infections. Honey imparts a delicate sweetness to this tangy salad. Rather than serving it as an occasional treat, make this sweet and sour s ....
Pineapple Cucumber and Celery Salad ( Multi Vitamin Recipe)
Recipe# 35088
24 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Cucumbers and pineapples are juicy, refreshing and rich with vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, fibre and water. These foods help in cleansing the system, maintaining body temperature, and hydrate the body. Chopping them up for this salad is a great way begin a meal and ensure that you don’t pile on too ma ....
Pineapple Celery Juice ( Cooking with 1 Tsp Oil)
Recipe# 3960
31 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Regale your senses with the fresh scents and peppy flavours of pineapple and celery, highlighted with a pinch of black salt! Pineapple gives this fibre-laden drink loads of iron and a good dose of vitamin C too, which improves the absorption of iron by your body. Celery contributes vitamin A t ....
Pineapple and Coriander Juice
Recipe# 39016
08 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This may sound like a strange combination but it’s chock full of vitamin c, and acts as a great detoxifier! pineapple also provides iron while coriander and ginger add a distinct flavour to this stress-busting juice. Serve it immediately to prevent the coriander from turning black.
Papaya Pineapple Juice
Recipe# 5623
16 Jun 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You would never have imagined that there is such a tasty way to staying young! Well, this delectable Papaya and Pineapple Juice gives you ample vitamins like C and A, which keeps your skin glowing, eyes sharp and immune system going strong. This is also a very wise combination of fruits ....
Palak Baby Corn Subzi
Recipe# 3566
26 Nov 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
This is a low cal version of palak paneer in which I have used baby corn instead. Baby corn apart from being low in calories and fat as compared to other vegetables also imparts a crispy texture to the subzi.
Orange Tabbouleh, Healthy Orange Tabbouleh
Recipe# 3461
09 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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