As Delhi gasps for clean air, know what all you should include in your diet to fight pollution

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Updated: November 18, 2017 3:46 PM

A few days ago, we all saw streets filled with people covering their faces with masks else veil.

Delhi pollution, Vegetable, Delhi smog, Vitamins, food, Food industry, Smog, PollutionA few days ago, we all saw streets filled with people covering their faces with masks else veil. (Image: IE)

A few days ago, we all saw streets filled with people covering their faces with masks else veil. We could see the thick layer of pollutants placid in the air that we were breathing, and not much has changed now, it’s just that the severity has decreased. Delhi’s smog had made it hard to breathe for people living the city, and in general, the pollutants emitted by the vehicles and industries have led to the increase in the number of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. What can we do about it? Here are few dietary measures, if taken, can help you to fight the pollutants.

As reported by The Indian Express, these are few vitamins you should take – Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, B complex vitamins( B2, B6 &B12), folic acid, Vitamin C & E, minerals including selenium, zinc, iron, copper, and magnesium, essential fats including Omega-3 fats, phytonutrients and probiotics. Vitamin A can be found in dark green food items including coriander leaves, fenugreek(methi), kale, drumsticks, parsley, cabbage, lettuce, spinach and yellow-orange vegetables such as carrots, spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes. Food items rich in Vitamin A acts as antioxidants and helps you to fight inflammation, whereas Vitamin C, which is also an antioxidant, protects your body against the chemicals reactants present in the air and which can heavily impact your health.

As we breathe toxins present in the air, our body craves for Vitamin C. So enrich your diet with Vitamin C products, including aamla, citrus fruits, tomatoes, green peppers, green leafy vegetables, kiwi, broccoli, and strawberries. Besides, Vitamin E is also an essential part of your diet, as it boosts your immune system. Moreover, we should prefer more organic food over other food items, as they substantially decrease the toxins. In addition to this, intake of jaggery, ginger, tulsi, turmeric, ghee and haritaki will also help you fight air pollution. Jaggery which is known for enormous minerals and vitamins and is present in sugarcane juice will act a protective shield fighting the toxins. Revamp your diet chart, and make sure that you include these vitamins. Remember a healthy body is a key to happy life.

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