The rains are here now and it’s a season characterised by cold, flu symptoms, tiredness and the need to just want to sleep as a result of the weather.
These factors often combine to weaken the immune system and make you more susceptible to diseases.
But did you know there are foods you can eat to keep illnesses at bay this season?
Consuming the underlisted foods in the right amount has the potential to keep you healthy.
Oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, lime and lemon are all rich in vitamin C and so help to strengthen our immune system and fight against possible infections. It is particularly important to eat them because our bodies do not produce and store vitamin C, so we need to consume this vitamin by adding orange fruits to our diet.
Onions and garlic
Onions and garlic are very strong antioxidant nutrients and have a protective effect against cancer. Because they protect the body against infections they are usually referred to as natural antibiotics. They lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. Because of this and many other benefits, it is necessary to consume plenty of onions and garlic in the rainy season.
It is very important to get probiotic support, especially when the weather is cold. Yogurt is a very rich source of probiotics and helps strengthen the immune system. It also has a positive effect on intestinal system and bone health. For this reason you should definitely eat more of it now
One of the most consumed fruits, apples are good for the digestive system and have a protective effect against skin and cardiovascular diseases. Additionally, apples contain vitamins such as; A, E, B6, C, and K to strengthen the body and help fight disease and should be consumed in the rainy season.
Celery is very useful for protecting the health of the cardiovascular system. In addition it cleanses the liver and is an antioxidant so increases the body’s resistance to free radicals. For this reason, it is among the foods that should be consumed frequently, especially now.
Honey is composed of minerals such as glucose, fructose, iron, calcium, phosphate, sodium, potassium, magnesium and contains abundant B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6 vitamins. Due to all these beneficial substances in its content it has an antibacterial effect and protects our body against many diseases.
Carrots, which are rich in vitamin A and beta carotene, are a source of healing for many diseases, such as cancer. It is also very good for skin and eye health. Consuming carrots on a daily basis will be very beneficial in terms of our health and because carrots get rid of the toxins in our body and increase the fight against microbes and viruses.
Mushrooms are rich in B12 and D vitamins, have a protective effect against cancer and help with the development of the immune system. In addition, beneficial substances such as vitamin C, phosphorus, potassium, copper in its content are also very effective in protecting heart health.