We might be witnessing a declining trend in the daily COVID-19 cases, but time and again health experts across the world have alerted us to not mistake receding coronavirus cases with the end of the pandemic.

Currently, we are in the midst of the summer season, and luckily the beautiful weather offers us innumerable healthy options that boost our immunity in one or the other way.

Mangoes Unfortunately, the king of fruits is only available in the summer season, making it hard to savour and intake its nutrition throughout the year. The delicious fruit is packed with antioxidants like Vitamin A, C & K, which are very well known to ward off infection and lower oxidative stress.

Mint Mint is not only popular for its invigorating aroma and fresh taste, but it is extremely rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which successfully keep the harmful radicals at bay.

Melons This tasty juicy fruit not only provides ample nutrition but also keeps your body hydrated. It carries a high content of fibre that is very healthy for gut health. It is fully loaded with fibres, vitamin C and B6.

Basil seeds aka sabja seeds: As per studies, sabja seeds provides us with vital minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron which are crucial for building strong immunity as they provide benefits with bone health, muscle function and red blood cell production.

* Eat fruits and veggies which are in the season. Vegetables like bottlegourd, bittergourd, ladyfinger, amaranth, colocasia, mint are light on your tummy and have a cooling effect.

* Tomatoes offer extra protection from the sun as they contain lycopene which prevents sunburn. Cabbage, tomatoes and cucumbers contain lot of water to keep your body cool.

* Include a variety of seasonal and citrus fruits like papaya, mango, orange, strawberries, lemons, watermelon which are rich sources of Beta-carotene, Vitamin C, K, E, Folate, potassium, magnesium, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients which help in increasing resistance against diseases.