Winter – the season we all love to enjoy. We love it not because of the cold, but because the season provides us options to keep ourselves warm like wearing fashionable woolen clothing, eating hot food, drinking hot beverages, staying indoors and sitting in front of a fireplace or just travel to warmer places.
Winter may be good for most of us, but it brings health concerns for many. The season has earned a bad name for causing ailments of the skin, eye, hair, and respiratory disorders. Winter is also known as the season of flu. It’s the season when infections and contagious diseases spread easily and rapidly.
Yet, according to Ayurveda experts, you need not live winter, suffering from infections and common diseases. Actually, winter is the best season to improve your immunity. If you know how to increase your resistance, winter can hardly affect your health.
To know how you can improve your immunity during winter you need to learn the unique concept of immunity prescribed in Ayurveda. “Bal” is an Ayurveda word for immunity which literally means “strength”. “Bal” includes psychological and spiritual resistance. “Bal” provides strength against any change in these areas.
Here are few suggestions on how Ayurveda can keep you healthy in winter.
Increase resistance by eating immunity-boosting foods which are fresh, organic, easy to digest, pure and wholesome. You can include organic milk and yogurt, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and ghee.
Avoid eating foods that are hard to digest. Also, it is good to stay away from processed foods, canned, frozen, and packaged foods as they are heavy to digest and hence weaken immunity.
Never consume leftover food especially those with chemicals and laced with preservatives. Such foods hit the digestive system and obstruct circulation, which creates a sluggish immunity.
Prefer to use Ayurvedic medication for winter-related ailments of your skin, hair, eyes, respiratory and digestive disorders. Ayurvedic medicines are free from side-effects and they help you build your resistance power.
Finally, enjoying winter is absolutely in your own hands. You will feel energetic and fresh for the entire season provided you ensure to care for your health through Ayurveda.