While living in the age of coronavirus it has become our priority to focus on our immunity and strengthening it. Our diet and lifestyle routine plays the main role in immunity-boosting and a poor diet can be the cause of weakened immunity.
Since Covid-19 came into our lives, we have been reading a lot about the foods and diet that can boost our immunity such as Indian drink ‘kadha’, turmeric milk, green vegetables and so on. While a supplement-rich, balanced eating regimen boosts your immunity system, an eating routine that is low in supplements and high in super-handled food varieties weakens the immunity system.
Foods that may weaken your immune system
Here are some foods that may weaken your immune system:
1- Fried foods: Fried food varieties are high in atoms called progressed glycation final results (AGEs). AEGs are framed when sugars respond with proteins or fats during high-temperature cooking, for example, during browning.
In the event that levels become too high in your body, AGEs can add to irritation and cell harm. AGEs are believed to debilitate the insusceptible framework severally, including by advancing irritation, exhausting your body’s cancer prevention agent components, inciting cell brokenness, and adversely influencing gut bacteria.
2- Salty foods: Salty food sources like chips, frozen suppers, and cheap food may impede your body’s resistant reaction, as high salt eating regimens may trigger tissue irritation and increase the danger of immune system illnesses. Salt may likewise restrain ordinary resistant capacity, smother calming reactions, modify gut microbes, and advance the age of insusceptible cells that are embroiled in the pathogenesis of immune system illnesses.
3- Added Sugar: Restricting the amount of added sugar you burn through advances your general wellbeing.
Food varieties that fundamentally raise glucose, like those high in added sugars, increment the creation of incendiary proteins like tumor corruption alpha (TNF-α), C-responsive protein (CRP), and interleukin-6 (IL-6), all of which adversely influence insusceptible capacity.
4- Foods rich with omega-6 fat: Diets high in omega-6 fats appear to advance the declaration of support for fiery proteins that may debilitate the resistant reaction while abstaining from food higher in omega-3 fats decrease the creation of those proteins and improve safe capacity.
A high dietary intake of omega-6 fats may lead to immune dysfunction and increase the risk of certain conditions like asthma and allergic rhinitis in people with obesity, show some studies.
“From the year 2020, we all started cooking a variety of recipes at home while taking care of the immunity as well. But if you keep eating junk foods, even drinking kadha or turmeric milk after that will not be helpful for your immunity-boosting techniques. Eating junk or giving a good taste to your tongue once in a while is okay. But to boost your immunity avoid these foods as much as possible, and adopt a healthy diet routine” said Dr. Pankaj Saha, Dietician.