Immunity Building Progam*
Immunity - Your defense mechanism is vital importance to protect oneself from diseases, in all realms, mental, emotional and physical.
A pre-requisite for strong immunity is a good, balanced diet and lifestyle.
Medicine is usually a post treatment for illnesses arising from weak immunity.
A stitch in time saves nine (or) an apple a day keeps the doctor away. So its worthwhile to give priority to build immunity beforehand, rather than treat an illness arising from weak immunity.
Immune enhancing program through diet, herbs and lifestyle:
Diet: A balanced diet is of vital importance, rather than fixing to a certain diet, such as low carb diet, south beach diet, mediterranean diet, vegan diet, Indian Vegetarian diet etc.
Stick to whatever diet is more comfortable and natural diet to you. Every diet can be balanced no matter what the ethnic origin it is from. In general a diet to a particular ethnicity is suited and adapted to the environment, climatic conditions, seasons and type of foods available in that region. So stick to the diet which you are most comfortable with, but then make it a balanced diet.
Here are some suggestions to build a balanced diet
Do not use processed hydrogenated or "modified" oil.
Do not use margarine
When selecting oils for cooking, use "stable" oils, such as unrefined coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, gingelly oil etc.
Avoid "unstable" vegetable oils such as processed cotton seed oil, sunflower oil, saffola oil, etc. Although these are marketed as healthy light oils, these oils are very unstable and are oxidized easily. These oils sold on the market has already been processed at high heat and pressure, and is damaged to some extent from oxidation. When you heat these oils further, more damage is done, and these oxidized oils tend to affect your health and some findings have shown link between oxidized oils and heart related conditions.
Do not use Soy as a vegetable protein. Soy is a very controversial vegetable and has not been traditionally used in large quantities. The side effects of soy outweigh the protein content in it. There are many other sources of good proteins. Click here on Soy to read more about it.
Do not take conventional meats that have been processed. They are usually injected with hormones, antibiotics, salt and other chemicals for preservation and raised in a closed cramped environment that stresses the animal to a great extent. In Ayurveda, food is considered as giving vital force. A good source strengthens and improves vitality, a food that is unhealthy such as processed foods, conventional meats that are from ill-treated animals and vegetables with pesticides sprayed on them will decrease your vitality, although the amount of calories between a good and unhealthy source of the same food may not differ much.
Do not take brown rice or limit its quantity. It is hard to digest, heat generating and can be an overload for persons with weak digestive system or when one is down with some illness.
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