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Recipes for Increasing immunity recipes


Last Updated : Jul 04,2018



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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Recipe# 3595
09 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here's an easy way to have a healthy accompaniment to your main course. Barley has been used to enhance the fibre content and sweet corn gives a crispy texture to the salad. The red and yellow capsicum and spring onions add colour to the dish and make it extremely appealing to the eye.
Muskmelon and Pineapple Juice
Recipe# 39013
29 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Muskmelon adds sweetness and pineapple gives body to this unusual combination that doesn’t require any sugar or salt to taste really great! you’ll wonder why you never thought of mixing the two before!
Muskmelon and Mint Juice
Recipe# 39017
29 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin a-rich muskmelon and mint leaves combine beautifully in this wholesome juice. High levels of antioxidants and immunity-boosting elements make it ideal for kids and adults alike.
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 ....
Minty Bean Salad
Recipe# 3600
28 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
For an accompaniment to a main dish, try this novel combination of black-eyed beans (lobhia) with a fresh minty flavour. Tomato, coriander and lemon add more tang and nutritional value i.e. vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and iron to this salad. Serve at room temperature immediately after tossing 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, ....
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 ....
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.
Fruit and Lettuce Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4645
21 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A horde of delicious fruits mingle with fresh crunchy lettuce to provide not just a tasty salad, but one that overflows with nutrients such as vitamin C and fibre. A refreshing dressing that smartly combines the tanginess of lemon with the soothing sweetness of honey, makes every mouthful of this sa ....
Mint and Onion Chutney
Recipe# 22301
14 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Onions impart sweetness while lemon juice perks up the flavour of this piquant chutney. Mint and coriander provide vitamin A and C, making this an ideal accompaniment for your favourite snacks like Buckwheat Pancakes ,
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry
Recipe# 7451
29 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A creative way to include nutritious veggies into your diet, the Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir-Fry is a treat for your taste buds, with a burst of colours and herby flavours. The combination of vegetables like broccoli, spinach and zucchini with other crunchy delights like cabbage and capsicum ....
Carrot and Red Pepper Juice
Recipe# 39020
26 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Drink your vegetables for a change! In addition to tasting great, this melange of carrot, capsicum and tomatoes will do great things for your eyesight. Vitamin c-rich capsicum will also help build immunity and ease stress before you set out for the day.
Multiseed Mukhwas ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35094
18 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful post-dinner refresher! The Omega3 fatty acids in the flax seeds help build our cell membranes, signaling pathways and neurological systems. In the form of this mukhwas it is simply an effortless to consume the seeds. You will enjoy the toungue-teasing taste of this mix of seeds. Do ....
Lettuce and Paneer Salad in Sesame Dressing
Recipe# 39380
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The seasoning has the power to make or break a creation! Here, see how a calcium-rich sesame seeds add to not just the flavour but also the nutrient content of a salad. The main ingredients in the Lettuce and Paneer Salad in Sesame Dressing are all rich in calcium, so much so that this salad straigh ....
Carrot Methi Subzi ( Vitamin A and Vitamin C Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35081
05 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Lettuce, Orange and Spinach Salad
Recipe# 3462
04 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A colourful salad that's sure to appeal to your taste buds as well your eyes. This fibre rich salad will also add plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. Since vitamin C is a very volatile nutrient, it should be added just before serving, so do use freshly squeezed lemon juice. You can als ....
Lettuce, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil Dressing
Recipe# 4643
04 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin C rich veggies like lettuce, capsicum,tomatoes and cucumber tossed together with an Italian basil dressing. But dress this salad just before serving to prevent the loss of vitamin C due to exposure of air.
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. ....
Mushroom, Capsicum and Paneer Stir-fry
Recipe# 7450
12 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin C and fibre abound in this healthy rendition of the all-time Chinese favourite. This aromatic and flavourful stir-fry is not only healthy but also easy to prepare. While it does take some time to chop and prepare the ingredients, the cooking time is very less, making it a relatively quick di ....
Antioxidant Boost ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33480
20 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Antioxidant boost, a potent antioxidant drink that fights all infections and enhances immune system. Eating so many fruits can be boring hence make it into a juice and gain their benefits.
Orange Tabbouleh, Healthy Orange Tabbouleh
Recipe# 3461
09 Feb 19

 
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Recipe# 3550
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The unusual combination of muskmelon, orange and coconut water lends a refreshing flavour to this drink. Tender coconut water adds a tingling sensation to the tangy flavour of orange, while muskmelon gives a soothing texture and pleasant scent to it. A touch of black salt perks up the Muskmelo ....
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