In these days of COVID-19 pandemic when everyone has been forced to stay at home due to lockdown, maintaining ideal weight as well as boosting immunity is a top priority. So how can you lose weight and continue to boost immunity level? Here are the top 5 weight loss foods that are incredibly good at fulfilling both these purposes.
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Oranges are juicy and are good for curbing your craving for sweets. It is rich in fiber and fills your stomach and hence highly recommended for weight loss. Apart from that, it is enriched with electrolytes and vitamin C which are both good for increasing the immune system. Incidentally, vitamin C has been an integral part of the treatment offered to the corona patients as it helps to eliminate cough and cold symptoms.
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Rich in probiotics Yogurt is gut-friendly and helps in improving digestion. It is high in protein thereby contributing to muscle-development. Yoghurt reduces hunger pangs keeping your fuller for a long time. Importantly, it helps in maintaining the right acidic and alkaline level in the stomach thereby restricting the growth of microorganisms such as viruses in the body.
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Garlic boosts energy levels thereby keeping you stronger even when you are feeling low due to bad health. It helps in burning extra calories, boosts metabolism, suppresses appetite, and thus prevents you from overeating. Eating raw garlic with honey helps weight loss and also restricts the growth of unwanted bacteria’s in the body thereby keeping you away from occasional bouts of seasonal fevers and health issues.
4. Chicken Soup
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A hot broth is what you need to keep the coronavirus from reaching your lungs and taking control of your body. Health experts have been advising people to increase their intake of hot water to ensure that the virus if somehow reaches you should directly go to the stomach and its spread can be prevented. Chicken broth helps to ease down the congestion in the chest and nose and its rich protein content heals you slowly.
It is a low-fat recipe good for those who do not want to add extra calories while increasing their immunity level.
5. Honey And Tea
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Honey has remarkable health-benefitting properties. It is rich in antioxidants and a great healer. Whenever you are sick a concoction of hot and steamy foods or herbs with a dash of honey can always work wonders. It soothes your sore throats (which is one of the symptoms of COVID-19) and boosts immunity. You can add different herbs like basil leaves or chamomile to make an herbal tea with honey and a dash of lime that is perfect for weight loss as well as boosting immunity levels.