Boost your immune system with food

Spices are good for boosting your immune system (photo: SXC)

Spices are good for boosting your immune system (photo: SXC)

Some foods weaken the organism and make it more vulnerable to infections, and the other boost your immune system and prepare it for the fight against harmful bacteria and viruses.

Autumn offers us the most energy and we need to protect against seasonal ills because in this part of the year,  the most fruit and spices grown up. With their help, we will boost the immune system, improve vitality and regenerate body and mind.

It is known that use of industrial food and sweets, which are rich with saturated fat and additives, weakens the immune system, making the organism less resistant to bacteria and viruses. On the other hand, there are foods that protect our body against dangerous diseases.

Soybeans for example, which are rich source of phytoestrogens, protect us against the development of tumors in breast, uterus and prostate. Garlic and onions contain sulfur and maintain clean intestines and strengthen the immune system, cabbage, bitter vegetables, spices and aromatic herbs clean the organism and stimulate the production of substances that enhance the immune system and protects the body from diseases of all kinds.

Fruit for boost your immune system

Oranges, papaya, khaki, kiwi, apples … these is extremely colorful crowd of fruits, pigments which can not be neglected. In those are antioxidants which are important for human health, and they are protecting and stimulating the functioning of the defense system of the organism. These autumn fruits can be enjoyed individually or you can combine them into a huge colorful salad. Mix the carrots, zucchini, onion, fennel and lettuce, add kiwi and papaya and season it with grapefruit juice and a hint of olive oil. This will fill the body with antioxidants, and strengthen your immune system.

Herbs, spices and seeds are positive addition to your food (photo: SXC)

Herbs, spices and seeds are positive addition to your food (photo: SXC)

Aromatic herbs

We do not use herbs only as an additional flavoring, but they also have many healing properties, because of these substances: flavonoids, phenols, saponins and terpenes. If you want to take advantage of all the benefits offered by herbs, daily enjoy rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano and marjoram. Add them in dishes on the end of cooking, that is the best way to maintain the active ingredient in them.

Herbs for protection

Regular use of spices such as pepper, chili, cinnamon, saffron, fennel, cumin and others not only improve the quality of our meals, but they help our body to faster and better digest. Spices have healing properties: stimulate the immune system, disinfect the organism. Some of them are very powerful antioxidants that protect cells against aging and protects against free radicals. Spices also help to clean the blood and healthy blood is one of the most important elements of a everyday care.

Seeds, seeds, seeds!

Aromatic seeds of fennel, anise and cumin are extremely useful, because they prevent the fermentation of food in the intestines, which kills good bacteria and allow the formation of cells that build the immune system. No less useful is neither black pepper, whose active ingredient is the so-called alkaloid piperine, which helps to melt fat and is particularly effective in stimulating the immune system. It is important to use it freshly ground, at lunch or dinner.

Mushrooms (photo: SXC)

Mushrooms (photo: SXC)

Autumn is the time for mushrooms

Mushrooms are not just a versatile addition to dishes, but also has numerous medicinal properties, since protecting the heart and boost your immune system. They contain a powerful antioxidant ergotinonein, which efficiently eliminates toxins from the body. The most of it is in champignons, which are among the most affordable and best-selling mushrooms. Of course it is better if you eat them fresh, not canned.

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