To strengthen the immunity in autumn, all, without exception, should enter into the diet more fresh vegetables and fruits, greens, low-fat cereals and nuts. But experts claim that there are a number of separate products, which not only positively affect the entire immune system, and in particular, prevent viruses.
The correspondent of ГолосUA said the doctor, Victoria Savitskaya.
In the offseason, the contents of our plates has a particularly strong influence on the body’s defenses. To maintain immunity, doctors recommend eating natural plant write – ideally, vegetables, fruits, greens, nuts, seeds, cereals must be at least 60-70% of the diet. They contain everything necessary for the smooth operation of the systems of the body minerals, vitamins and nutrients.
“To argue about what vegetable or fruit is most beneficial to health, which is meaningless, because each of them contains a unique set of substances that strengthens the body, cleanses those or other bodies, contributes to their recovery and health promotion. Speaking specifically about the season of colds, it is, of course, onions and garlic, which actively fight infections and bacteria, thanks to its antiviral properties and antibacterial characteristics. Garlic, by the way, is a powerful antioxidant, but on a daily basis to incorporate it into the diet very few people can afford due to the sharp and persistent odor. What to say about ginger, who is also an active antioxidant and is well affects the immune system, increasing the body’s defenses,” says the doctor.
It is also believed that ginger helps to restore damaged cells and cleanse the body. In addition, ginger helps digestion and accelerates the metabolism, which is indirectly contributes to weight loss.
Any citrus fruit is also important in the autumn. Even the slice of lemon in tea enriches the body with vitamin C and helps the body fight off infections. Even better if you take it a rule to regularly indulge yourself with grapefruit, tangerines, oranges (of course, if there are no allergies and contraindications).
“By the way, warm tea, which we used to drink during the day to warm up, it contains amino acids that also help to strengthen immunity. Even more useful is getting the drink, adding a decoction of rose hips, lemon or ginger,” says the expert.
Specialist also recalls the use of nuts, because they contain many antioxidants, vitamins and zinc. And, of course, do not forget about the honey. This product provides antioxidant, antimicrobial and antibacterial action and helps the body actively fight viruses and bacteria. Just a couple of tablespoons per day is perfectly strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of disease.