7 superfoods that ruled the year 2020

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01/8​7 superfoods that ruled the year 2020

The year 2020 has been no less than a roller coaster ride for all of us. We came across situations we had never even imagined. But one good thing that the COVID-19 pandemic taught is taking care of our health before anything else. It has taught us the importance of hygiene and health.

Through the tough times, we also discovered the power of natural foods and Ayurveda. Here is a list of several superfoods that are a true blessing for our health.

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02/8​Giloy

When it comes to boosting immunity, the food that tops the list is giloy. There might be hardly any person who didn’t try this superfood, either in the form of supplements or kadha.

Giloy is full of antioxidants, which help the body fight off the free radical and disease-causing germs. It aids the healing process by removing the toxins and helps in purifying blood.

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03/8​Amla

As per Ayurveda, amla is one of the most powerful food items that helps in preventing various diseases. Amla is rich in vitamin C and A, polyphenol and flavonoid. Consuming this superfood can increase the number of white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting off foreign particles. White blood cells also strengthen youimmune system.

As per a study published in the International Journal of Pharmaceuticals amla has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent seasonal flu.

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04/8​Tulsi

The only thing that remained constant this year was stress. It is said that tulsi leaves can help relieve stress due to the presence of adaptogens that help in relaxing your nervous system and increases the blood circulation. Tulsi leaves have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-allergic and antitussive properties. Having tulsi leaves with honey can help relieve cough and flu symptoms.

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05/8​Chia seeds

The tiny chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients. From salads to oatmeal, chia seeds can be added everywhere. Rich in protein and helping in boosting immunity, chia seeds must be included in your daily diet. It is also rich in fibre and minerals, which promotes a healthy diet.

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06/8​Mosambi

Mosambi and oranges are good sources of vitamin C and flavonoids. It has antibacterial, antioxidants and detoxifying properties. The fruits help keep you hydrated and help you combat various viral infections and enhance your immunity.

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07/8​Black pepper

Black pepper is one of the most important ingredients of the most consumed drink of the year - kadha. According to a study published in the Critical Review in Food Science and Nutrition black pepper has antioxidants, antimicrobial and gastroprotective properties, which can help boost your immunity.

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08/8​Ashwagandha

The root herb has become super popular during recent times because of its immunity boosting and antibacterial properties. It helps soothe anxiety and stress.

It works by suppressing cortisol hormones in the body. People consuming ashwagandha improved on their stress and anxiety levels as per the study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

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