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6 Common Ways to Stay Away from Winter Infections

Change in temperature and weird weather is what makes you fall sick during winter.

A sudden increase in air pollutants increases the risk of infections and if caused. It worsens the symptoms and delays the recovery as well.

Everyone gets locked up inside the house with a cough and cold which is most commonly seen.

6 Common Ways to Stay Away from Winter Infections

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Eating right is the most common solution to, more or less, all the health problems. For boosting your immunity, a blend of b-complex vitamins, antioxidants, and micronutrients in the form of superfoods can help!

Here are a few examples of superfoods that you could include in your daily winter diet: –

1. Garlic

Garlic contains a compound allicin which helps in fighting against bacterial, viral, and fungal infections which are quite common during winters.

2 crushed garlic pods a day (raw) should be taken early in the morning.

However, many people can’t bear the raw smell of garlic, for them, supplements are available in the market.

2. Nuts and fishes

Walnuts and fish both are rich sources of omega-3 fats. Therefore, they are said to lower inflammation and protect the respiratory tract from infections.

For vegetarians, they can substitute fish with safflower and mustard oils.

If a person is taking fish, he can take it twice and week, and about nuts- 4 walnuts per day is recommended.

3. Yogurt/buttermilk

Probiotics in yogurt are responsible for maintaining digestive health.

Yakul and kefir are the fermented drink and the substitution of Yogurt.

A bowl of yogurt per day increases the absorption of nutrients.

4. Vitamins

Intake of vitamins A and C should be comparatively higher in winter.

Foods that are reddish or orange such as mangoes, papaya, pumpkin, and carrots are known to protect the mucosal lining of the respiratory tract against diseases.

Amla is a rich source of vitamin C which helps in boosting immunity.

Daily intake of amla and fruits/vegetables is beneficial in that case.

5. Water intake

Thirst is something that becomes less during winter which leads to dehydration.

When the mucosal lining dries, the risk of infection increases.

If food is important, water is even more important in winter which people tend to forget.

You should take 3 liters of water every day.

6. Exercise

Working out to fight against diseases is a must.

Also, walking early in the morning helps the mucosal lining get proper oxygen. It helps in fighting infections

So, Stay healthy, drink lots of water, stay fit!


Shivam Chopra belives a lot in healthcare! Not just because he is about to be a Doctor, but also because he belives in the power of changing lifestyle! By qualification he is an aspiring physiotherapist which helps in giving him practical knowledge. He is also a certified Aerobic Instructor from IAFT and a Physical therapist from Manual Therapy Foundation Of India. He is also certified for Basic Life Support (BLS) & CPR from Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai.

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