Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for you, especially your digestive system. We usually think of these as germs that cause diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help to keep your gut healthy.
Probiotics gives your immune system a boost and inhibit the growth of harmful gut bacteria.
Some probiotics have shown to promote the production of natural antibodies in the body. They may also boost immune cells like the IgA-producing cells, T lymphocytes and natural killer cells.
Research shows that taking probiotics reduced the likelihood and duration of respiratory infections. Another study including over 570 children found that taking Lactobacillus (found in curd )reduced the frequency and severity of respiratory infections by 17%.
Source of Probiotics
- Milk, Soy Milk and Tofu
- Buttermilk and Yogurt
- Idli, Dosa, Uttapas
Turmeric and Honey
An exceptional combination for seasonal allergies, trusted for centuries for its healing properties. These powerful natural healers, when blended together have very potent medicinal properties. Both turmeric and honey are anti-microbial, that means they will attack both bacterial infections and viral infections and destroy them effectively.
Curcumin in turmeric has been shown to increase the growth and activity of multiple types of immune cells. It helps boost your immune system and fight bacterial and viral infection. Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder in your diet strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood cells to fight bacterial and viral diseases.
Ghee is made from organic, pastured butter, it contains:
- Vitamin A and E – Powerful antioxidants.
- Vitamin D – Immune system regulator.
- Vitamin K2 – Anti-inflammatory.
- Butyric acid, an important element in ghee, helps stimulate T-cell production, which is important for the immune system to function properly.
I hope the above article is beneficial to all readers of nutritionpotli and may each one of you have a healthy and strong immune system.
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Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds:
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Unknown health benefits of Fennel Seeds:
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Cloves are small, nail-shaped dried flower buds that come from the evergreen clove tree. They are often used in cooking as well as baking. Apart from its culinary uses, cloves can also play a key role in keeping your body healthy and free from many diseases.
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