Certain foods can sustainably strengthen our body’s immune system and effectively protect our organism against pathogens.
The immune system is a complex network of organs, tissues, cells and molecules. It protects us against pathogens, fights potentially harmful bacteria, viruses or parasites and also eliminates pathologically altered cells in our body. However, in order to carry out these important tasks, our immune system needs many different vitamins and nutrients. So if you want to stay healthy and fit in autumn and winter, you should be careful and take precautions to strengthen your immune system. Therefore, be sure to include a mixed diet in your diet:
Vitamins: A, B, B12, C, D, E
Trace elements: zinc, iron, selenium, copper, calcium, magnesium
Broccoli, cabbage, mushrooms, nuts, garlic, lemons and herbal teas are particularly suitable for strengthening your immune system. Especially yellow, orange, red and deep green vegetables and fruits, which are rich in vital substances and beta-carotene, strengthen the immune system. They stimulate the production of white blood cells in our body and thus help to defend against pathogens.
Foods that contain a particularly large number of healthy ingredients and can therefore strengthen the immune system are, for example:
Broccoli is particularly rich in vitamins and a real blessing for the immune system. The ingredient sulforaphane is responsible for the positive effect and helps against arthritis, gastritis and even cancer. The vegetable is also a valuable source of calcium and provides important minerals such as iron, magnesium and folic acid. Broccoli is particularly effective in strengthening your immune system. Just make sure you don’t boil the vegetables too hot, as important vitamins and minerals are lost. Ideal is steam pressure cooking pot, which gently cooks vegetables in only 2 minutes.
Green cabbage is probably one of the most nutritious vegetables in the world. It contains a considerable amount of vitamin B, C, E and folic acid, as well as minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Cabbage vegetables are also rich in secondary plant substances. These strengthen the immune system as they work against bacteria and fight free radicals.
“Healers from the forest” – mushrooms are rich in fibre and provide valuable minerals and vitamins. They stabilise the immune system and strengthen the body’s defences.
For example, these are particularly healthy:
- oyster mushrooms
- Shiitake Mushrooms
Nuts contain plenty of vitamin E and are a good source of unsaturated fatty acids, protein, complex carbohydrates and valuable fibre. Almonds in particular are among the healthiest nuts because they lower cholesterol levels and ensure a healthy intestinal environment.
Garlic is also a true miracle tuber and contains numerous vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B and C, as well as potassium and selenium. The garlic also contains a number of important secondary plant substances, as well as the antibacterial active ingredient allizine, which is also effective against viruses and pathogens.