From a sage to a vegetable soup to a vegetable soup: Nutritionists reveal the five natural ways to strengthen your immune system during the influenza season.
To boost immunity, there is no need to take drugs, researchers at Queen Mary University in London say. They cited five natural ways to keep your health in good shape, writes The Daily Mail.
In the first place, specialists recommend eating sage, known for its antibacterial properties, as well as its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Can be used to prevent colds and flu.
The botanical elder is also traditionally used to strengthen the airways, relieve fever and promote healthy skin. It is useful for treating infections with influenza.
Clearly colored dishes such as berries, dark green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, sweet corn, oranges, sweet potatoes, 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, say the researchers. The results showed that phytonutrients contained in these products will improve levels of antioxidant in the first week.
To further strengthen your immune system, add herbs and spices such as garlic, oregano, ginger and turmeric, which have antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Juice from fresh fruits and vegetables will also help you increase the intake of antioxidant.
Finally, vitamins A, C and D can also help strengthen the immune system, which is particularly useful during the winter months.
The study analyzed data from 25 clinical trials with approximately 11,000 people from 14 countries.