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4 Tips to boost immunity this winter

Runny nose, teary eyes, and a blocked nose yearning to breathe, all the cold prone people will relate to the struggle. Not only catching a bad cold is irritating, but it is painful, too. All thanks to the sleepless nights and choking cough which, often, leads to vomiting.

Winters can be harsh for all those with low immunity. This calls for wonder foods that can strengthen your immune system and save you from all the pain. More so, since COVID has only slowed down and had not gone anywhere.

Here are a few tips that will come in handy.

The good old kadha is evergreen

Remember our grandmothers and even mothers preparing that dark, almost bitter drink and forcing us to have it, at least, twice a week, owing to the numerous benefits it has? Most of us will surely do because COVID had made us all a big fan of the good old drink. So, if by any chance, you have already forgotten the magical properties of the drink, it’s a magic elixir for winters. Just take some tulsi, giloy, fennel seeds, turmeric, ginger, cloves and honey. Boil them for about 10 minutes. Drain and drink it. It will give your immunity a kick of strength.

Golden milk will spill the magic

Take half a spoon of turmeric, or even less, mix it in a glass of hot or lukewarm milk. Add saffron if you want, and some sugar, if you can’t do without it. Drink it every night before going to bed. Turmeric has healing properties and is, undoubtedly, good for the immune system.

Seasonal fruits can do the job

If you keep away from seasonal fruits out of fear of catching a cold, remember they are a good source of boosting immunity. Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C, most of us know that by now and are good for strengthening your immune system. So, add, at least, one seasonal fruit to your daily diet and see the magic.

Leafy greens are a must

Did you ever wonder why Popeye The Sailor Man opened a can of spinach every time he needed strength? These leafy vegetables are a good source of essential vitamins and minerals. Be it methi, palak, or bathua, all the leafy greens are a must for winters. So, make sure you are having all the saags and making the most of them.

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7 Quotes about the beauty of winters

A steaming cup of coffee, sweet sunlight, cold breeze, and the urge of having your partner by your side. This is winter for you unless you are living in Delhi and yearning to take a breath of fresh air. Winters is one beautiful season and maybe the most romantic, too, after the rains.

There may be some who don’t like the season, however, they, too, would agree, that there’s something about it that makes it different, positive and love seems to be in the air. More so, because of the festive time. Christmas and New Year never fail to add charm to the season.

So, here are a few quotes that celebrate the beauty of winters.

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell

“Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.” ― Sinclair Lewis

“You are my fantasy on a cold dark night, my muse during the light of day and the one wish my soul would make.” ― Grace Willows

“That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again.” ― Ali Smith, Winter

“December is an old friend; it reminds you of the past, together you share some laughs and tears, you feel warm-hearted though it’s freezing outside. But, the goodbye is inevitable. May the memories we share with this friend next year be filled with comfort, peace and Love.” ― Mohamed Atef

“Every Autumn now my thoughts return to snow. Snow is something I identify myself with. Like my father, I am a snow person.” ― Charlie English

“Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.” ― Robert Byrne

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