Food items to increase immunity

These are the foods provided to Coronavirus patients in a Hospital.

  • கபசுர குடிநீர்
  • பயறு வகைகள்
  • முட்டை
  • பழங்கள் (ஆரஞ்சு, நெல்லிக்காய் மற்றும் பிற)
  • மிளகு மஞ்சள் கலந்த பால்
  • எலுமிச்சை இஞ்சி கலந்த கசாயம் / சூப்


  • 8-10 glasses of water every day.
  • Yogurt
  • Turmeric
  • Natural Anti-virus Foods: Tulsi leaves, star anise (a spice), garlic, and ginger
  • Vitamins: Among all kinds of Vitamins, Vitamin C and Vitamin D play a major role in strengthening one’s immunity. For the same, one should have more citrus fruits and vegetables like Amla, Lemon, Orange and others. Also, egg yolks and mushrooms are a good source of Vitamin D.
    ‘People who have been infected with the COVID-19 are being given Vitamin C through IV (Intravenous therapy) - that delivers fluids directly into a vein’, says Ms Batra.
    Ms Batra suggests drinking fresh amla juice (30ml), every day.
  • Zinc: It is another nutrient that helps your immune system and metabolism function. An individual can either take Zinc supplements or inculcate in their diet through cashews, pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, among others.