Foods that protect you from effects of pollution 

Check out the list of foods that can protect you from the harmful effects of pollution:

Currently, the Delhi-NCR region grapples with acute smog and air pollution issues, all this is making the covid situation worse in the city. As the winter season has approached, the level of pollution in the air increases due to crop burning. And such high levels of air pollution can have a serious impact on health, especially in this pandemic, when corona is already a respiratory illness. The harmful particles in the air can inflame the linings of your bronchial tubes and lungs, resulting in respiratory illnesses like chronic bronchitis, emphysema, heart disease, lung cancer, asthma, etc. health experts recommend eating a healthy diet to reduce the side effect of pollution. So, here is a list of foods that can protect you from the adverse effects of pollution: 

  • Turmeric 

Turmeric is a golden ingredient of Indian spices, throughout this pandemic it has proven to be one of the most important home remedies. Curcumin, the active agent present in turmeric, has anti-inflammatory properties that protect the lungs from the toxic effects of pollutants. So intake as much turmeric as you can include it in your food and drinks. Have turmeric milk and tea daily. 

  • Jaggery 

Jaggery known as gur in India is loaded with iron. It can help improve the hemoglobin level in the blood, therefore increasing the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. So this further treats breathing-related issues. You can eat raw jaggery, include it in your tea or eat food items made of it like laddoo, chikki, pinni, etc.

  • Vitamin C 

Intake of Vitamin C is essential these days. Vitamin c is the most potent antioxidant for the body, its regular intake is important for maintaining its level in the lungs. It can protect the body from several ailments and inflammation, including the health effects of pollution. Eat citrus fruits like oranges, guava, kiwi, grapefruit, lemons, that are rich in Vitamin C. 

  • Tomatoes 

These days include lots of fresh tomatoes in your diet. They contain lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against respiratory illnesses.

  • Nuts and seeds 

Some nuts and seeds like walnuts and flaxseeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and phytoestrogens. While omega-3 fatty acids protect the heart and blood vessels from the harmful effects of smog, phytoestrogens have antioxidant properties which can cut down the oxidative stress in the keep eating them throughout the day. 

While these foods that protect you, but avoid going outside is not necessary as the situation is getting worse every day.