A common childhood proverb “Health is Wealth” is known to all, but the impact of the statement is felt late, probably when we start considering ourselves an adult. Every single day of most of the families ends on a new note of starting a fitness regimen the next day. The walls get stuck with reminders and alarms get their new edition. Getting fit and a healthy glowing skin start with an extensive routine care. But, an often overlooked factor which causes serious health issue, and starts affecting us slowly is the smog engulfing the atmosphere.

Magazines give tips, grand moms give their beauty secrets but we will name you some food items which are easily available, and will help you to counteract the effects of smog by using every day.

Let’s look into the list:

1. Honey

Known for its healing property, Honey prevents cancer and heart diseases. One of the oldest sweeteners, it is filled with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is also healthy for skin in many ways. Some of the ways how you can strengthen yourself against smog are:

a. Having crushed pepper with honey can clear your accumulated cough from the chest.

b. When consumed with jaggery, honey strengthens immunity and provides protection from air pollution and other diseases.

c. To cure breathing problems, cough, cold and infections and also to soothe irritation, it is beneficial to drink ginger juice thrice a day by mixing honey.

2. Orange
Oranges are full of dietary fibre and are rich in citrus lemonades, which help to fight varieties of cancer. According to two studies in Japan, eating mandarin oranges reduce liver cancer. They are full of potassium, which keeps the heart function well.  Oranges are full of Vitamin C, which is a very effective anti-oxidant and increases energy in the body.Read more

Redspoon Staff Writer