In an urban environment, in conditions of constant stress, man-made noise and high speeds, our body needs protection — a strong immune system. What foods should we use to strengthen it and cope with the attacks of viruses and bacteria? Among the primary nutrients that provide an increase in immunity, there are such vitamins as A, C, D and B groups, as well as trace elements selenium, iron, zinc and copper.
Consuming quality honey daily is a great way to boost your immune system. An important rule is to drink warm drinks, high temperature destroys the beneficial substances in honey.
Sea buckthorn, blueberries, currants, chokeberries, cherries, grapes. These berries are a good source of antioxidants, which the body needs to fight free radicals, a by-product of chemical reactions in the body’s cells that destroy cells.
Fresh greens, broccoli, spinach, green peas contain iron, calcium, folic acid, vitamins, antioxidants and other useful substances. And by making a salad of colorful vegetables with vegetable oil, you will get a whole multivitamin complex!
Mate is a tonic drink from a South American evergreen shrub, a traditional Argentine drink. Yerba mate perfectly strengthens the immune system due to the content of more than 200 useful vitamins and minerals. Mate has 3 times more antioxidants than green tea! Mate can be drunk every day, it perfectly invigorates, restores strength and activates brain activity.
Kefir and yogurt containing probiotics strengthen our immunity, preventing the development of pathogenic microorganisms and helping our microflora to protect the intestinal mucosa.
This fermented product contains a lot of vitamin C and, in addition to strengthening the immune system, improves metabolic processes and lowers cholesterol. Sauerkraut is best eaten with vegetable oil.
Fish and seafood
Fish and seafood are rich in Omega‑3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and beneficial substances that have anti-inflammatory properties and support the body’s immune system.