how to boost our Immunity?

Types of Immunity

Active ImmunityPassive Immunity
NaturalNatural
ArtificialArtificial

Active Immunity

Natural

It is produced via infection. The moment when your body is invaded with infection, Active immunity starts functioning immediately and produces antibodies for defending pathogens.

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Artificial

Here antibodies are made through vaccines and start defending and eventually kill Pathogens.

Passive Immunity

This type of Immunity is acquired from someone or something else. Newborns acquire Passive immunity through their mother. Mother transfers this immunity through Placenta

Natural

Antibodies are directly transferred from mother to baby directly through breast milk. You might have heard how important is breastfeeding in the initial days. This is the reason for it.

Artificial

Pre-made antibodies are directly injected after getting an infection for an immediate response
E.g. Tetanus and Rabies.

Types of foods to Increase immunity (Boost our Immunity)

Yoga to boost our Immunity

  1. Vajrasana
    This is a basic type of Asana but only if you don’t have any issues with your knees. Practice this Asana for 1 minute each in a set of 3.

    How to do:
    Sit on your folded Knees, spread your heels apart and sit upright by opening up your heels’ backside. Place your palms with straight arms on your knees. Keep your back straight. Inhale and exhale slowly.

  2. Paschimottasana
    This Asana is directly benefiting your spleen and about 30-40 lymph nodes. You can begin this Asana in 5-10 seconds. Later you can increase the time eventually.

    How to do:
    Extend your legs forward by keeping your back straight. Pull your abdomen inside. Hold your toes with your fingers. Take a deep breath, bring your head down and hold for 5-10 seconds. Again come back in your original position by straightening your back.

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  3. Padahastasana
    This is very effective and very important for your body to boost Immunity. Your body will become flexible with this. Do this in a set of 3 for 5-10 seconds each and gradually increase the time when you get comfortable with it.

    How to do: Keep your arms beside your body. Look straight Slowly raise your arms to form Utthanasana (raise your arms up). Exhale, pull your stomach inside and then take your Palms towards the ground. Try to keep your palms flat beside your feet. Keep the nose parallel to your legs.

    Kadhas
    Prepare yourself for combat for immunity boost with a triple war of Kadha. Kadha is the extract of various ayurvedic spices which contain natural ingredients which fight bacteria, inflammation and soothes your sore throat if any. Kadha is basically traditionally Indian tea that is effective against seasonal flu, cough, and cold and many health benefits. Relax you can make this at your home for yourself.

    1. Ginger Turmeric Tea
    Ingredients:
    (Adrak) Ginger- 2 inch
    Cloves-Half tsp
    A small amount of Cinnamon
    Cardamom- 5 pieces
    Pepper- 1 tsp

     Crush all these ingredients with mortar and pestle. Make a rough paste. Boil with half a liter of water by adding Turmeric and Jaggery for taste. Boil for 5 minutes and filter out your Kadha, and it’s ready to serve by adding few drops of lemon. Similarly, we can make another Kadha with a little different recipe.

    2. Ginger Tulsi Tea

    Ingredients:
    Ginger- 1 inch
    Bay leaf
    Cloves-Half tsp
    Few leaves of Tulsi
    Cinnamon- 1 inch
    Cardamom- 2-3 pods
    Pepper- 1 tsp

    Boil it in half a litre of water and filter. Your Kadha is ready to serve.

Conclusion:

Immunity is the key to stay fit in this Pandemic. So do follow this measures and make yourself fit.

“Eat Healthy Stay fit !”

By Umesh

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