With the onset of winter, people with weakened immunity are doomed to stock up on pills, drops, potions and handkerchiefs – they still have to get sick. You can, of course, try to take immunomodulators, but doctors do not advise doing this uncontrollably. But there is another way to strengthen your immunity with … food.
“Indeed, in order to increase the body’s immune defenses, first of all, it is worth paying attention to nutrition,” says psychotherapist and nutritionist Vladimir Filimonov. – Try to include as many fresh herbs as possible in your menu: parsley, dill, celery roots, and leaves.
Fennel seed tea, which can be bought at pharmacies, is very useful. A wonderful effect is given by the regular use of pumpkin, zucchini, squash, zucchini. They are good in all types: vegetable stew, zucchini pancakes, millet porridge with pumpkin.
The Japanese or Mediterranean diet promotes a rapid increase in immunity, in which preference is given to various seafood: squid, shrimp, cod, hake, perch. If for someone these products seem expensive, they can be replaced with cheaper, but no less effective analogues: pollock, ice fish, haddock, pink salmon. Lightly salted varieties of red fish, fresh-frozen trout, salmon and herring (but only from a barrel, not from a tin can) are also good not undergone heat treatment.
I advise you to periodically include frozen mackerel in the menu. Although it is considered a somewhat heavy food and there are a lot of calories in it, but mackerel contains a set of unsaturated fatty acids that the body needs, which significantly increase the body’s defenses. It should be borne in mind that when smoking and frying, these nutrients are destroyed.
Quail eggs will help to increase immunity. They need to be drunk in the morning on an empty stomach at least 7-8 pieces at once. Chicken eggs in the amount of 2 pieces will also work, but then it is better to drink only proteins.
Medicinal plants such as juniper, horsetail, bearberry, birch buds have a good effect. True, if you suffer from kidney stone disease or nephritis, it is better to replace them with herbal remedies of milder action: licorice and burdock roots, birch leaves , violet grass, dill and flax seed, coltsfoot.
Pay attention to how you react to the world around you. Of course, completely removing stress from our life is unrealistic. It is easier to work on strengthening the nervous system to help your body resist disease. To do this, you must daily use various sedative herbs, which can also be purchased at pharmacies.
I can recommend the following collection: marsh creeper grass is mixed in equal parts with lemon balm, valerian root, hop cones, linden flowers, oregano herb, motherwort and coriander seed. The collection is brewed in a pre-scalded teapot at the rate of 1 tbsp. spoon (top) collection for 0.5 liters of boiling water. The kettle should be wrapped up and allowed to stand for at least 1.5–2 hours, or better all night. You need to drink this portion in a day in 2-3 doses.
In addition to strengthening the immune system, this collection relieves arrhythmia, heart palpitations and is beneficial for blood vessels. If you increase the percentage of dried crushed milk in it, then it will also become a good remedy for the treatment of gastritis and pancreatitis.
Honey is very useful for strengthening the nervous system, especially from meadowsweet. Since it has some diaphoretic action, it should not be consumed before showering or going outside. It is enough to eat one tablespoon of this honey at night. You can drink it with warm water, but in no case with cold water – severe cutting pains in the abdomen may occur.
For those who suffer from gastritis or stomach ulcers, clover or fireweed honey is more suitable. With poor liver and gallbladder function, it is advisable to use coriander honey. Linden and buckwheat honey has a good restorative effect.
The Altai golden root is rightfully considered one of the natural stimulants that increase the adaptive forces of the body and at the same time is a wonderful antitumor agent. However, it cannot be used permanently. Breaks are necessary, otherwise, there may be unpleasant consequences, in particular, a persistent rise in blood pressure. The golden root is also contraindicated with increased intracranial pressure .
It is advisable to eat as little as possible poorly digestible heavy food: fatty meat, smoked meats, canned food, sausages, sausages, semi-finished meat products, fast food. If possible, you should avoid spicy and heavily peppery foods, canned hot sauces and spices. I advise you to carry a couple of bananas or a small amount of dates, figs, dried apricots and snack on them several times during the day. “