The coronavirus pandemic has proved to be one of 21st centuries’ biggest challenges for mankind. Things like hand-hygiene and building immunity have turned out to be the most important tasks of the day. Never before, have we been so concerned about our health and it took a global pandemic to set our priorities straight. The second wave proved to be many times more lethal than the first and if you aren’t serious even now, the impending third wave may turn out to be worse. Thankfully the vaccination drive is in its full swing, but that doesn’t mean you put your immunity-boosting diet on the backburner again. According to many experts, it is the best time to revisit your roots. 

Health Benefits Of Turmeric:

Spices and herbs like haldi, giloy and neem have proven to be very beneficial for boosting immunity. Even in mild COVID cases, a pinch of turmeric in milk or water has done wonders for overall health. Turmeric’s active component curcumin is known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties that also helps ease discomfort that comes with chronic infections. Haldi’s antioxidant properties help rev up immunity naturally by combating the free radical activity. Moreover, turmeric has been linked with diabetes control. Additionally, many studies have found its positive effects in patients with Alzhiemer’s and heart conditions. 

Now, you may have chugged glasses of Haldi doodh all your life, but have you ever tried Turmeric lemonade? It is very easy to make and very effective too, given lemon is also an immunity-boosting superfood. 

Ingredients:  

1 tsp turmeric 

2 glasses of water 

½ tsp ginger powder 

½ tsp black pepper powder 

1 tsp lemon juice 

1 tsp honey for taste 

Method:

1.Take a stove and put the water on boil. 

2. Add everything except the honey.  

3. Let it steep for five minutes. 

4. Strain, serve and mix honey for taste (optional).