– Foods rich in Vitamin C
These foods typically contain natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that support the function of the immune system. Vitamin C itself plays a role in immunity and overall health.
Maintaining a regular intake of Vitamin C would help fight respiratory infections and colds, among others. Note that the risks of vitamin C overdose are quite low. Often used as supplements, it is recommended to have adequate food intake.
If citrus fruits are the most famous and used source of vitamin C, you can include in your diet other foods rich in vitamin C that will naturally strengthen your immune system such as: black currant, parsley, peppers (especially reds) ), guava, papaya, kiwi, mango, pineapple and lychee.
– Beta-carotene-rich foods
Beta carotene can also be taken as a dietary supplement, but researchers recommend eating a diet high in natural beta carotene rather than taking it as a pill.
Beta-carotene has, among other things, a strong antioxidant power and therefore fights premature aging. It is a precursor to vitamin A, required for vision and nerve health, cell growth and renewal.
Because beta-carotene is orange, it occurs naturally in yellow, orange, red vegetables and fruits, but also in dark green leaves. Here are some examples: sweet potatoes, carrots (especially in juice), spinach, pumpkin and pumpkin, dandelion, apricot (mostly dried), mango, kale or cabbage.
If you are taking beta-carotene or vitamin A as a supplement, be careful to follow the recommended doses as this may cause side effects in the event of an overdose. On the other hand, food overdose is extremely rare.
– green tea and matcha (green powdered tea)
Drinking green tea and one tea (powder) fortiori a day provides antioxidants and amino acids that the body will use to combat oxidative stress and microbial attack. Scientific studies attribute it to antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant and immunoregulatory properties. Big words to say that it strengthens your immune system and your health naturally while fighting aging
Ginger is best known for its detoxifying abilities. It cleanses the body of unwanted chemical elements, a priori, by maintaining the functioning of the lymphatic system and by expanding the blood vessels.
Studies have shown anti-inflammatory and anti-infective effects. Therefore, it helps you to detoxify, boost your immunity and prevent or help with inflammatory diseases. Its root is used in food, but it is also found in the form of essential oil.
In the elderly, daily consumption of this root in the form of spices, juice or by direct consumption of its root is useful, especially if your physical activity is low or if your lifestyle increases toxicity (cigarette, alcohol, nutrition, etc. medicines)
– Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency causes bone but also immune disorders. In fact, vitamin D regulates the immune response. Many studies show an increase in infections in people who miss it, and in particular, respiratory infections.
With age, there is more vitamin D deficiency for various reasons. You can overcome this by encouraging regular sun exposure throughout the year – yes, you should expose your skin to the sun in winter and even especially in winter – and by taking vitamin D supplements, especially as the cold season approaches.
Zinc is essential for most bodily activities such as immune activity, hormonal health, blood sugar and skin management, for example. It is used for the prevention and treatment of respiratory infections and colds. Supports the digestive system, the action of the health of the liver and muscles.
As you can see, zinc is essential for the proper functioning of the body. It is important that you have regular intake. Elderly people are considered to have insufficient zinc intake through their diet (50% of the recommended daily intake). Therefore, it is advisable to supplement with zinc regularly.
The porous intestine is a major component of nutritional intolerance, weak immune systems and autoimmune diseases. The intestine is a surface for exchange between the outer and inner sides of the body. It is important that he does a good job of choosing what he will or may not bring to the bloodstream.
L-glutamine plays an important role in the health of the intestinal cells and helps maintain its fragile balance. It is used to treat the porous gut and helps to strengthen digestive immunity.
It is especially recommended for stress or infection, as during these periods the body cannot produce enough.
Probiotics can be found in foods or supplements. They support the action of the digestive system, which is essential for the balance of the immune system, but also for the regulation of mood.
These are good bacteria that will help in better absorption and elimination of toxins from the colon. They can help with the porous gut, but it is advisable to consult a professional if this is your case, as some probiotics are more appropriate for inflammatory digestive disorders.
– Astragalus roots
Used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine, this plant is used for its immune properties. An antioxidant, it fights free radicals and aging. This would help in the fight against viruses and bacteria, according to preliminary studies.
A recent study shows that it helps to reduce drug toxicity during immunosuppressive therapy and chemotherapy. Astragalus root is also said to help prevent cancer and gastrointestinal inflammation (leading to “porous intestines”). This root is also anti-inflammatory in general.
Anti-viral, antibacterial, diuretic, blood sugar lowering, used as a laxative (combined with other substances), anti-allergenic, elderberry is an antioxidant and its richness of Vitamin A promotes skin health. It helps prevent cancer and is a priori good for the heart according to studies.
Elderberry has been grown since the time of prehistoric men; there are traces of its medicinal use in ancient Egypt and Greece. It is known for the variety of problems for which it provides relief.
Echinacea is known for its effectiveness in infections, and in particular in acute respiratory infections. A 2012 study shows that its maximum effectiveness would be with recurrent infections and help prevent colds. Therefore, it is an interesting plant in winter and may be of interest in the context of the coronavirus we live on.
You can use the whole plant to benefit from its beneficial effects. It helps the body fight diseases and infections. Ginseng helps the body much differently than the other three plants. It regulates immune cells, especially lymphocytes and macrophages, which fight against foreign bodies. Ginseng also has antibacterial and antiviral properties. When administered orally, it will stimulate the production of antibodies that also fight foreign bodies.
Essential oils can be very beneficial for the natural management of your health. Here is a selection of four essential oils that boost immunity with proven efficacy. However, if in doubt, consult a professional before using essential oils, which in some cases can have side effects. Essential oils are interesting to use during periods of instability, during an epidemic, or depending on your personal condition.
Strengthens the immune system, antiseptic, antifungal
Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, body essential oil is very practical as it has a very wide field of action.
Antioxidant, antibacterial, antiparasitic
– Tea tree
Increases immunity, antibacterial and antifungal
Maxime Canu, manipulator in Paris