How to build natural immunity?The arrival of cold weather, a lot of amplitude, less sun, the beginning of exposure to the test of our resilience. A strong immune system is healthy, and in the case of infection, shorter and milder its course.
Sunny and warm days began later than in previous years and ended before appeared in autumn calendar. Less could recharge our batteries. This could have consequences. So before you for a good start to the season of colds, it is still possible to take precautionary measures.
Diet warmingWhen it gets chilly outside our diet we should be adapted to the season. When the temperature outside the window is lower than in an apartment in our diet should dominate neutral and warming products. At the start of the day should warm the stomach by drinking hot water.
Do not forget about breakfast, the best heat and warming spices such use. Fresh ginger, cardamom, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon. In our diet may also run out of food, such as millet, buckwheat, bread from a full meal, hot and well seasoned soup with thyme, rosemary or basil.
It is worth remembering that the meat, dairy products from cows' milk, tea with mint or citrus foods that cooling acting on the body. Unacceptable are also ice cream and frozen foods. The body needs to devote much more energy to heat them in the process of digestion. A better this energy use to defend against infections.
Vitamins and Dietary SupplementsIn the current period, it is important to providing the body with vitamin C and D. Vitamin C can be found in sauerkraut and other pickled vegetables, while vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, is best provided in the form of good supplements (eg. Vitamin D3 Sun).
Normally, it is made under the influence of sunlight, but the body can be stored up to 2 months. That's why, even after sunny summer, already early autumn, many people can catch the infection.
Warning! Vitamin D from food can be delivered only approx. 30% of demand for it. Therefore, it should be constantly supplemented in the period from September to May. Very beneficial effect on the psyche (an antidepressant), which during the period of sunny days is very important. Additionally, it has scientifically proven anti-cancer effect.
The beneficial properties of strengthening the body are polyphenols and flavonoids. We can find them in homemade fruit juice with raspberry, blackberry, elderberry and black chokeberry and natural dietary supplements containing chokeberry or the fermented juice of the pomegranate.
In periods of increased morbidity remember also about natural methods of tempering the body, such as outdoor activities. During this period, however, adapt it to their abilities not to place undue strain the body.
Do not overheat the housing to the mucous membranes of our respiratory did not experience much difference in temperature. Let's take care also about appropriate footwear both at home and outdoor use, because colds are often the consequence of frozen feet.