It takes more than ‘ an apple a day to keep the doctor away’. They are not the only ones, but these three foods are especially good for strengthening the immune system and preparing the body to defend itself from the attack of bad bacteria and viruses, especially during the gloomy and cold days. See which ones, each of them is probably already in your home!
Probiotics or ‘beneficial bacteria’ that are found in yogurt, are actually healthy bacteria that stop reproduction of the so-called ‘bad’, pathogenic bacteria and prevent their actions. Many say that the man’s intestines are the largest organ of the immune system, which plays a crucial role in the adaptive immunity. By strengthening the immune system, probiotics alleviate or completely eliminate allergy symptoms.
How many times have you ever heard how good this food is for your health? Fresh garlic contains allicin, an ingredient that has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activities, ie. It works against bacteria, viruses and fungi. It has been shown that those who consume it regularly have significantly less likely to catch the flu or a cold. Add it in meals several times a week.
In addition to having a pleasant effect on our brain, science stands firmly behind the theory that chicken soup is perfect for boosting your immunity. The chicken contains the amino acid cysteine, which is released when cooking soups. It is similar to acetylcysteine in medication, because it decomposes mucus and facilitates breathing during colds or reduce nasal congestion. Otherwise, inhaling the steam from hot chicken soup is more effective than ordinary water vapor inhalation. So, moms are right again!