From wisdom to elderberry to vegetable soup: Nutritionists reveal the five natural ways to stimulate your immune system during the flu season.
To strengthen your immunity, you do not need to take drugs, say researchers at Queen Mary University in London. They enumerated five natural ways to keep their health in good shape, reported The Daily Mail.
First of all, experts recommend a sage meal known for its antibacterial properties as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Can be used to prevent colds and flu.
The botanical old man is also used traditionally to strengthen the airways, to relieve fever and promote healthy skin. It is useful for treating influenza infections.
Brightly colored foods such as fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, sweet corn, oranges, sweet potato, beets, watermelon, eggplant and turmeric contain essential vitamins and minerals that help the immune system fight infections
And it will not take long to see the benefits, the researchers say. The results show that phytonutrients contained in these products will improve antioxidant levels in the first week.
To boost the immune system, add herbs and spices such as garlic, oregano, ginger and turmeric, which have antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Fresh fruit and vegetable juices will also help increase antioxidant intakes.
Finally, vitamins A, C and D can also help strengthen the immune system, which is especially useful during the winter months.
The study analyzed data from 25 clinical trials involving approximately 11,000 people from 14 countries.