According to the calendar, summer ended. It is time to prepare for the cooler and wetter days of autumn. Not just to replace vapor jackets with thicker clothes, but also maintain our health by strengthening our immune system.
Few simple steps, but essential, will help us this season to keep away colds and infections and let us enjoy the amazing charm of autumn.
– Eat fruits and vegetables! These are the richest natural sources of vitamins and minerals essential to the human body, so whenever you have the opportunity, eat fruit and vegetables. Choose ones with a high content of vitamin C, lycopene, antioxidants and B vitamins.
Complete your diet with spices in abundance, of these, garlic, saffron, ginger and oregano, are the most indicated.
– Pamper yourself with yogurt! Some studies shown that people who ate yogurt regularly (one serving per day) are more protected from cold and flu, compared with those who do not eat yogurt as often. The protective effect is given by the probiotics found in yogurt (such as bifidus or acidophilus).
– Take echinacea supplements! Echinacea is an herb that does wonders for the immune system! This grows the number of immune cells in the body, increasing their ability to destroy harmful bacteria and viruses.
Ask your doctor to recommend the most appropriate echinacea supplements (teas) and optimal time of administration.
– Drink water! Perhaps the air temperature is not as high as during summer months, but that doesn’t mean we won’t need plenty of water.
Water prevents respiratory infections, keeping mucous membranes moist and healthy. In addition, it helps the lymphatic system, responsible for removing toxins from the body.