Healthy through the winter: How to strengthen your immune system now
Created: 09/30/2022, 17:38
It is important to strengthen your own immune system so that the viruses do not have it so easy in the autumn temperatures.
You can find out what you can do about it here.
Munich - According to experts, the cornerstones of a strong immune system are a healthy diet, vitamins and trace elements, exercise and a low-stress life.
So if you want to actively do something for your own health, you should not only exercise enough, but also follow a few essential pieces of advice from experts.
The Munich immunologist Dr.
In an interview with
, Peter Schleicher called for people to exercise 15 to 30 minutes a day.
Running and cycling could strengthen the airways, the newspaper reports.
With the help of sport, significantly more defense cells would be released in the liver.
In addition, outdoor sports not only provide oxygen, but also vitamin D through the sun's rays.
Strengthen the immune system: reduce stress and eat healthily
In addition, stressed people should try to reduce this stress.
The physician is quoted as saying that this goes with meditation, reading, listening to music, meeting friends, going for walks, yoga and sport in any form.
Equally important is a healthy and balanced diet.
Schleicher recommends carrots and broccoli as vegetables.
Just looking at the pumpkin soup will whet your appetite.
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Anyone who absolutely needs meat “should reach for poultry,” the immunologist continues.
This provides more energy for the immune system due to its high carnitine content.
Homemade chicken or pumpkin soup is also very good.
Schleicher recommends that onions, garlic and nasturtium should not be missing in any kitchen.
Because they acted like a natural antibiotic.
Be sure to add black cumin to your food.
This has a universal immunological effect and primarily protects the lungs and intestines by strengthening the local defense system.
But black cumin also works directly against viruses.
Peter Schleicher, immunologist from Munich
Strengthen the immune system: vitamins and trace elements are important
Schleicher also recommends the important vitamin C, which is not only involved in building the immune system, but is also good for the bones and connective tissue of humans.
It is found in wild herbs, rosehip and sea buckthorn.
But also in the well-known vegetables such as broccoli, fennel, parsley, cress and paprika.
This includes citrus fruits.
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If you want to do something good for your immune system, you can take trace elements.
Schleicher recommends zinc, melatonin, vitamin C tablets and Cistus lozenges.
They all play a crucial role in defending against viruses.