GUWAHATI: Immunity boosting foods are essential at a time like this when you need to boost your immunity during a pandemic.

Experts have also emphasized the need to consume nutrient-rich foods to keep the novel coronavirus and other diseases at bay.

It is true that foods rich in omega-3s can help improve immunity, and this was recently reiterated by the Indian Food Safety and Standards Agency (FSSAI) when the Food Inspectorate suggested that some of these should Plant foods must be included in the diet.

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The food safety regulator went to Twitter to relay the news to people on the microblogging website.

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 @mygovindia pic.twitter.com/C19U9CG1gH

– FSSAI (@fssaiindia) August 22, 2020

Here is a list of omega-3-rich natural food products that can help boost immunity:

a) Walnuts: These are high in antioxidants, promote a healthy bowel, help treat type 2 diabetes, and lower blood pressure. It also helps lower harmful cholesterol.

b) Pumpkin seeds: These are rich in antioxidants and help improve prostate and bladder health. High magnesium levels are important for your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and heart and bone health.

c) Fenugreek leaves: Not only do they help control diabetes and high blood pressure, but they also help prevent heartburn and inflammation.

d) Rajma: Rajma or kidney beans are a good source of various vitamins and minerals such as molybdenum, folic acid, iron, copper, manganese, potassium and vitamin K1. It’s also high in healthy fiber, which promotes colon health.

e) Watermelon seeds: They contain iron, which is an important part of hemoglobin and helps move oxygen around the body.

f) Bajra: It contains potassium, which dilates blood vessels and facilitates blood flow. Bajra is also high in fiber, which helps lower bad cholesterol.

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