Your immunity is always going to be influenced by what you put inside your body, heating unhealthy food makes you more susceptible to contracting infections and developing diseases. Since we’ve showed you how food influences your immunity in this series of feed your immunity, we are also going to provide you a manual on how to prepare healthy and delicious meals to keep your health battery a 100 percent.
Now, it time to sit tight with an open eye while we walk you through easy to make recipes that require easily accessible products, but don’t be fooled, even though these recipes are very easy to make, but you have to be consistent to be able to have the desired health effects.
Healthy recipes using dairy products:
Dairy products are essential for general body health, not only do they help you maintain healthy bones which greatly influences your immune health but also they contain a lot of nutrients that help you grow stronger and maintain and prevent you from contracting any disease.
If you are looking for an affordable and new type of cheese to add to your diet, then we recommend you paneer cheese. Paneer is a form of cottage cheese that can be used as a starter, gravy, or main dish. Paneer cheese helps build a strong immune system, especially in children, if consumed regularly, as it stimulates the formation of hemoglobin and white blood cells. Paneer cheese also contains calcium, which is essential for the development of strong and healthy bones, hence, consuming paneer cheese regularly can help protect you against bone diseases. Paneer cheese can be added in various recipes, either sweet or savory, which makes it a great addition for better health.
Another dairy product that has a lot of health benefits and is loved by many people is fresh cream.. Fresh cream contains important nutrients that your body needs to function. For example, Fresh cream contains proteins, vitamin A and vitamin D, and minerals like calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin A for example is essential for promoting eye health. The minerals found in fresh cream help promote the number of red blood cell and minerals like phosphorus and calcium help in the maintenance of bone health. Fresh cream is a milk-derived dairy product which contains only 18-25% milk fat and is therefore suitable for both sweet and savory dishes such as honey mustard chicken thighs or low-fat ice cream when your are enjoying a break from dieting.
Healthy recipes using food rich in micronutrients:
Micronutrients are very essential for immune and body health, and they have to be present in your daily meals as they are not naturally produced inside your body. Micronutrients and Immunity are two sides of the same coin, so, we are here to help you find recipes with food rich in micronutrients.
Olive oil for example can be used to cook different types of dishes but it adds a great value to the food you are preparing. Olive oil contain Vitamin E which participates in keeping your body healthy by protecting the DNA, proteins, and lipids from oxidative damage. Olive oil can be used along side Maftoul to create classical maftoul recipes. Maftoul is known to replace rice or is added to different types of meals in Middle Eastern cuisines. By combining Maftoul with olive oil you get a meal rich in micronutrients and antioxidants since maftoul contain an antioxidant named selenium which can help boost your immune system and decrease your chances of catching an infection.
If you are looking for a food that is rich in micronutrients we recommend you add meramieh to your diet especially If you or your loved ones struggle with inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Meramieh was found to have an anti-inflammatory effect and alleviate inflammation. Not only that, but Meramieh is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that are important for maintaining healthy teeth, bones, and skin, such as Vitamin A, calcium, iron, and potassium. Meramieh can be prepared in different types of ways such as combining it with olive oil to get delicious chicken breasts with meramieh and olive oil.
Recipes to boost your health using Nahda products:
If you are looking to start your month healthy and you are looking for new products to implement in your diet to make it tasty and appealing, then this is definitely for you! Nahda store has a variety of products that you can you use in your daily meals to boost the health of your immune system, so keep an open mind as we provide you with some of the available products and their delicious recipes
Every household around the world is familiar with the benefits of honey, honey is recommended by many nutritionists and health doctors all around the world to maintain a healthy physique and a strong immune system. Even though honey is made of pure sugar, it’s still better for your body than regular sugar. Honey can still raise your blood sugar, but its antioxidant property can protect you against metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Honey can act on regulating the levels of a hormone known as adiponectin, which is a hormone that reduces inflammation and improves blood sugar regulation. Honey can be implemented in a variety of recipes such as pan honey-mustard-chicken or it can be consumed alone, where consuming one spoon of honey every morning is thought to protect you from catching infections and developing diseases.
Another product that we highly recommend using to boost your health in tahini sesame. Tahini is gluten and dairy free, which is a perfect alternative to peanut butter for people who are lactose intolerant or are allergic to gluten. Not to mention the nutritional values that the tahini imposes. Sesame seeds, which is the main ingredient in making tahini has a powerful effect on heart health by lowering risk factors such as high blood pressure, triglycerides, and LDL (bad) cholesterol. Sesame seeds also contributes to reducing inflammation. Consuming 40 grams of sesame seeds on a regular basis can reduce the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA). This compound is noticeably found in high levels in people with inflammatory diseases such as osteoarthritis. Tahini can be used to cook multiple recipes such as Grilled Tahini Chicken Recipe.
Now we would like to end this series by advising you to watch what you put in your body, after all, we are what we eat and stay tuned for more on how food can influence your health!