Winter is the season of festival around the earth, but it also brings in a range of health issues like dry skin, frequent colds, joint pains, and respiratory troubles. The pollution in the air also makes it worse. It is thus imperative to boost your immunity to fight the winter health issues.
One of the reasons for respiratory illness is exposure to cold. Staying outdoors for long periods leads to common cold, allergies, nasal congestion and fever. Elders and children are more vulnerable to this winter onslaught. It is thus important to take care of your health by adopting some healthy habits.
The simplest of solution is to ensure that you are physically prepared -- by wearing warm clothes and being active. Toes, ears, nose and fingers are most vulnerable, so make sure they are covered. The other easy habit to stay healthy is to drink plenty of water and moisturize your skin daily.
It is also imperative to boost immunity, and one way of doing so is by adding Chyawanprash to your diet. A study titled "Chyawanprash: A Review of Therapeutic Benefits as in Authoritative Texts and Documented Clinical Literature" found that individuals who consume Chyawanprash regularly showed improvement in overall health and immunity. It also prevents gastric problems, common cold and cough.
Dr. Hariprasad, Ayurveda Expert at The Himalaya Drug Company, says: "It is important to include Chyawanprash in your winter-care regime as it significantly helps boost immunity. Chyawanprash is enriched with more than 30 herbs and contains Amalaki (Indian gooseberry), which is a rich source of Vitamin C and antioxidants.
"Adding Chyawanprash to your daily diet is an effective way to incorporate healthy practices at a young age. Children between the ages of 2 and 5 can consume a quarter teaspoonful with warm milk or water daily, and children between the age of 6 to 11 can consumer a half teaspoonful daily. Children over 12 can consume a teaspoonful. Dosage can be increased based on individual tolerance, or as directed by a physician."
It is good to establish healthy habits during this season and prepare the body for the cold weather. Taking a few extra steps to improve immunity and maintain good health goes a long way in fighting winter ailments.