How to strengthen immunity?

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How to strengthen immunity?

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Winter is the season when we are most vulnerable to colds and illnesses. Low temperatures, dry air indoors and shoes that are always soaked from snow make it very easy to catch a cold. That is why it is so important to take care of your immunity, especially during the autumn and winter season. But how to strengthen your body and support it in the fight against infections? Tea with lemon alone is not enough to live until spring without a runny nose and sore throat. Here are some ways to strengthen immunity

Proper diet

A healthy and balanced diet is an absolute must when it comes to supporting your immunity. Your daily meals should be prepared with fresh fruits and vegetables, rich in vitamins and minerals. The less processed a product is, the more nutritional value it has, so fresh strawberries are healthier than strawberry jam. Try to make your diet as colorful as possible, because the substances in vegetables and fruits are responsible for their different colors. For example, antioxidants are responsible for the dark pigment in plants, and the red in fruits and vegetables is lycopene. Fresh produce also contains a lot of vitamins


Nowadays, a great deal of potentially healthy produce is stripped of its nutritional value through production processes. Vegetables and fruits are fertilized and modified, making them grow faster, but with less value. Frozen products are subjected to a heat treatment in which they lose some of their nutrients, and reheating after thawing makes the final product even less nutritious.

For this reason, it is worth supplementing your varied and healthy diet with supplements. If, for example, raw products make up only a small percentage of your diet, you may suffer from vitamin deficiencies. Among other things, this can be responsible for weakened immunity and poor health. Deficiencies in your diet can also affect your emotions, so it is worth supplementing it. Vitamins for imm unity are mainly vitamin C and D3, but also vitamin B12 and minerals such as iron and phosphorus

Home remedies to boost immunity

If you feel that something bad is starting to happen in your body and you recognize the beginnings of an infection, you can stop its development and prevent illness if you introduce timely home remedies to support the immune system. Products such as garlic, onions, honey and ginger will help you boost your body against the development of a cold. A well-known way to boost immunity is to drink onion syrup or milk with honey and garlic

You can also prepare a salad for yourself – a vitamin bomb of red peppers, onions, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, parsley and spinach with the addition of dried cranberries. All these products are rich in vitamin C or D, and they act as natural antibiotics, destroying foreign viruses and bacteria in the body. You can also prepare a healthy and very rich in anti-inflammatory components infusion of chamomile, ginger, lemon, raspberries and honey. Just remember not to pour boiling water over these products so that they do not lose their nutritional value and vitamins. Pour the chamomile in water at about 60 degrees, then wait for the infusion to cool to about 40 degrees and only then add the rest of the ingredients.

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