Every morning, the desire to pull up the blanket and sleep a little more tell us that winter has arrived. There is fog in the morning and a slight chill in the air. The weather is changing and it is definitely affecting your health. You hear people complaining about cough, cold and flu, which are common ailments during the winter. To fight off these diseases, you need to make your body and immunity stronger. You can strengthen your immunity by consuming the right food. Also, there are several spices that can boost your immunity. Spices are known for its medicinal properties and all you have to do is add these spices to your meal and enjoy the flavor as well as improved immunity. Here is a list of spices you must have this winter to boost your immunity. Opt for organic spices as the conventional or inorganic spices are high in chemicals and pesticides and can be harmful to you. (ALSO READ 7 Winter Superfoods You Should Eat This Season).

Black pepper

Garlic and black pepper

Garlic and black pepper

Black pepper, which is called the ‘King of Spices’, has a distinctive aroma and taste. You can use black pepper to spice up any dish. Loaded with anti-oxidants, black pepper not only imparts fine flavor to your dishes but also provides many health benefits. Here are some health benefits of black pepper essential oil.

Cardamom

The fragrant spice, cardamom is an essential part of many sweets and curries. Rich in anti-oxidants and minerals, cardamom helps relieve digestive problems. It also helps in detoxification of blood. The spice contains vitamin C and nutrients.

Turmeric

Turmeric milk

Turmeric milk

Turmeric is an all-rounder spice. It is one of the most common Indian spices and is found in almost every household. The spice has antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is not only used to treat the common cold and sore throat but is also used in many beauty treatments.

Clove

Cloves have a pungent aroma and a distinctive taste. Known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-septic properties, cloves are used to treat many ailments including dental issues. Cloves have several health benefits along with culinary qualities. You can add this spice to your meat or salad.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Rich in antioxidants, cinnamon is one spice, which you must consume if you are trying to lose weight. There are several health benefits of cinnamon and has healing properties. Cinnamon can be used in many dishes from sweet to savory, thanks to its warm and sweet taste.

Try to add these spices to your everyday food to make them more tasty and healthy! Make sure to buy organic spices.