What is the immune system:
The immune system is a defense system of the human body. It is a system that protects our body against bacteria and viruses that cause diseases. The reason for frequent flu in winter is the weak immune system.
So what should we do to protect ourselves from these diseases, how should we keep our immune system strong.
SUFFICIENT BALANCED NUTRITION
For a strong immune system, first of all, we must have a healthy, adequate and balanced diet, and we must meet the macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, fat) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals) necessary for our human body from foods in a balanced way. We must have an adequate and balanced diet. At the same time, stay away from harmful drinks such as cigarettes and alcohol, such harmful drinks cause the immune system to be weak. Stress, physical activity, that is, a sedentary lifestyle does not affect the immune system.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PROBIOTICS
Probiotics strengthen the immune system of friendly bacteria against harmful bacteria. For this reason, it is of great importance to consume foods containing probiotics, especially in autumn and winter, for a strong immune system. Fermented milk and dairy products (Yogurt, kefir, etc.) foods and beverages are probiotics that you can easily consume in your diet.
We should consume plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially in the autumn and winter months, and consume plenty of vitamin C. Orange, tangerine, grapefruit, rosehip, kiwi are fruits rich in vitamin C. In addition, red pepper, green pepper, parsley are vegetables rich in vitamin C.
Apart from these, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, B group vitamins play an important role in supporting the immune system. In addition, minerals such as selenium, zinc and iron provide support for the immune system.