If You Don't Wanna Fall Sick, Here Are 8 Foods You Should Be Eating STAT!

Here's how you can fight germs and bacteria in your gut, and cleanse your skin and system in the process.

Nikita Upadhyay

Our immune system may have been fighting harmful bacteria and germs round the clock but with the changing seasons, it's only sensible to take charge and extra measures cleanse your gut. Cleansing your system not only keeps you well, but gives your skin a healthy feel, and who wouldn't want that in this muggy weather? 

So, here's a list of anti-bacterial and anti-microbial foods that you should be adding to your diet PRONTO, to look and feel good:



If you're a lover of spicy food, curds should be a regular item on your daily diet. The lactic acid in curds and buttermilk fights germs and soothes your gut. 


Packed with the goodness of Vitamin C, lemon's anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties fights acne and free radicals in the body. A cup of warm water with lemon juice, first thing in the morning will work wonders for your body. 


Great at fighting skin concerns, coconut oil also contributes to keeping your gut health steady. Due to the presence of medium chain fatty acids or triglycerides (MCTs) found in this oil, this ingredient can reduce the attack of bacteria, fungi, yeast, and viruses when added to your diet.


Honey is the miraculous saviour that most skin types need. It contains live enzymes that release hydrogen peroxide, that prevents germs from entering your body.

Start your day with a teaspoon of honey and a squeeze of lemon in warm water.


Being a rich source of beta carotene, carrot acts a powerful anti-oxidant cleanser for your system. Packed with Vitamin A, they're good for your vision and help maintain acid-alkaline balance in the body.  


The greatest antiseptic known to mankind has more than one benefit up its sleeve. This humble ingredient boosts immunity and clears your skin when consumed in moderate quantity, on a daily basis. 
Drinking a glass of turmeric milk before sleep will not only improve digestion but also boost your immune system.


The ingredient most commonly known to be the best natural blood purifier is great for your gut too. Bathing in soaked neem water helps prevent skin infections. Although, eating it raw could be a challenging task, it'll keep gut healthy and the good bacteria thriving. 


When consumed on an empty stomach, garlic can help prevent a number of diseases. The volatile oils that are released when you chew and crush it help kill harmful bacterial and help in digestion. 


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