Oxygen therapy can save lives. Oxygen therapy has been saving lives before and during COVID-19.
Lots of foods we presume to be nourishing have different capacities to get absorbed by the food-pipe and make red blood cells, capable of carrying oxygen to every organ of the body.
Green plants give us direct oxygen to inhale, provided the leaves are fresh, dust-free and plants are watered well.
Obviously plants having broader leaves will give us more oxygen in an environment free from pollution.
Environmental pollution reduces the capacity of the lungs to absorb oxygen and pollution does cause COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder) and fibrosis in the lungs.
However, Higher ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) - Better will be the oxygen carrying capacity of blood and lungs oxygen capacity.
In current times and in the near future (until a full-proof COVID-19 vaccine is not found), building our immunity is and will continue to be an integral and important part of our life. Consuming foods with higher ORAC will help build immunity against most viral and bacterial infections.
OXYGEN CARRYING CAPACITY OF THE BLOOD CAN BE ENHANCED USING SPICES, NATURAL FRUITS, VEGETABLES, HERBS THAT HAVE HIGHER ORAC VALUE.
In today's article, we will look at Indian spices used in our daily life that have high ORAC:
1) Clove: 314,446
2) Cinnamon: 267,573
3) Cocoa: 80,933
4) Cumin: 76,800
5) Parsley: 74,349
6) Tulsi: 67,553
7) Thyme: 27,4260
8) Ginger: 28,811
Extracts of Ginger, Tulsi and Turmeric have at least 10 times higher ORAC Values.
Let's continue to consume spices in our daily meals, as concoctions, with warm milk and in any other form that suits our family best.