In autumn many people the immune system is weakened. To avoid becoming a victim of viruses and colds, you need to lead a healthy lifestyle and eat right. In addition, you should eat foods that strengthen the immune system, according Likar.info.
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A significant part of our immune system is concentrated in the gut. In yogurt and other fermented milk products contain beneficial bacteria that perform in our organism the protective function and have a positive impact on cells of the immune system – white blood cells.
So people who regularly consume yogurt suffer on average 30-35% less. Experts recommend every day to eat 2 servings of yogurt 150 grams.
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Whole grains – is a real storehouse of vitamins, minerals and other biologically active substances which favorably influence the immune system. Especially useful for our immune system oats and barley. They contain a substance beta-glucan, which improves immune system, in particular stimulates the activity of blood cells. In addition, oats and barley are sources of fiber, which is essential for the normal functioning of the gastro-intestinal tract, as well as for reproduction of beneficial microflora in the gut.
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Foods with lots of vitamins and minerals
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For a normal functioning immune system the body the necessary vitamins and minerals, in particular, the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E and the trace element zinc. You can find vitamin C in black currants, cabbage, citrus, rosehips, potatoes and other fruits and vegetables. Carotenes (precursors of vitamin A) found in carrots, apricots, pumpkin, melon. Sources of vitamin E are seafood, vegetable oils. Be sure to include in your diet pumpkin seeds because they contain high amounts of zinc.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids
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Polyunsaturated (or omega-3) fatty acids are a very important class of substances that perform important functions in our body. Unsaturated fatty acids have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system, as well as take part in elimination of the inflammatory processes in the body.
A large number of polyunsaturated fatty acids found in oily fish and certain plant oils such as olive, flax, corn.
Recall, there are foods that you cannot eat during a cold.