Strengthening immunity is on everyone’s lips these days. With the risk that the coronavirus will still be big and the weather will change and we are prone to common infections like viral fever, cold and cough, strong immunity is even more important. While there are many nutrients such as vitamin C that help build immunity, another nutrient that plays a huge role in preparing the body for seasonal infection prevention is omega-3. The Indian Food Safety and Standards Agency (FSSAI) confirmed some omega-3 rich plant foods and posted a post on Twitter encouraging people to consume them.
The food regulatory agency suggested plant-based foods that are naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids and should be included in our regular diet. The entry read: “Starting today, include plant-based foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids in your diet to boost your immunity.” Here are the foods that the FSSAI mentioned on their Twitter post.
(Also Read: 5 Plant-Based Foods High In Vitamin A That FSSAI Should Include In Your Daily Diet)
Starting today, include plant-based foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids in your diet to boost your immunity. # SwasthaBharat # HealthForAll # PlantBased @ MoHFW_INDIA @ drharshvardhan @ MIB_India @ PIB_India @ mygovindiapic.twitter.com / C19U9CG1gH
– FSSAI (@fssaiindia) August 22, 2020
Omega-3 Rich Plant Foods For Strong Immunity:
1. Kidney beans
Kidney beans (or rajma) are everyone’s favorite. The protein-rich legume is also a good source of immunity-boosting omega-3 fatty acids, which gives us more reasons to consume our favorite meal, Rajma-Chawal.
Health experts around the world suggest consuming walnuts for a healthy heart and overall good health. Walnuts aren’t just rich in antioxidants. They’re also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which makes it a great food to include in your immunity-boosting diet.
This high-fiber healthy flour can be used to make a number of dishes and can replace common flours like all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour to make healthy rotis.
4. Pumpkin seeds
Tiny pumpkin seeds are important in nutrition. The seeds contain antioxidants in good amounts and also Omega 3s, both of which come together to boost our immunity.
5. Watermelon seeds
Another type of seed that is as healthy as the fruit they come from. The next time you eat a juicy and sweet watermelon, don’t throw away its seeds.
6. Methi leaves
Aloo methi, paneer methi, methi matar malai and so many other delicious dishes can be prepared with the healthy fenugreek leaves. Now, enjoy this vegetable even more knowing that it will also boost your immunity.
Include these foods in your daily diet to stock up on omega-3 fatty acids, not only for good immunity, but also for a healthy heart, balanced cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Absolutely worth it, isn’t it?
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