There are many reasons for the weakening of the body’s protection: it is a bad environmental situation, poor nutrition, lack of vitamins, harmful chemicals that we are forced to face (for example, insecticides, herbicides, radionuclides). In addition, the immune system is badly affected by severe fatigue, the use of antibiotics, various diets (especially fasting). A huge role in the decrease in the protective forces of the organism is played by the stress, and without them it is difficult to imagine our life.
Many gardeners harvest (freeze) the berries growing on a garden site. If you do not have your own, you can buy in the store or on the market – it can be any available berries: currants, sea buckthorn, cranberries, cranberries, honeysuckle, raspberries. They are delicious, and vitamins in them are stored perfectly. The berries can be eaten with sugar or honey, boil of them compotes and jellies, making fruit drinks.
- The simplest cranberry drink can be prepared if you have a blender. Two cups cranberries (it can not even defrost) grind in a blender. Add the resulting slurry to a saucepan with 2 liters of boiling water. There also throw a cinnamon stick (I sometimes still dabble with cardamom and nutmeg, but it’s not for everybody) and the zest of one lemon. Added sugar (to taste and mood) and brought to a boil — voila, the drink is ready. If you want to warm up after a winter walk, drink it hot. In other cases, it is possible and room temperature. Week procedures such cranberry shake your immunity and will make him alert.
Decoctions of pine needles
Coniferous plants have many useful properties. To strengthen the immune system using needles spruce, pine, fir, cedar. Go to the coniferous forest for a walk, breathe fresh frosty air filled with phytoncides, and at the same time collect useful needles, because in winter they accumulate the maximum amount of ascorbic acid. And the most vitamin needles — pine.
- For the preparation of aromatic drugs need quite a bit of time and effort. Take 2 tablespoons of well-washed needles and pour 200 ml of hot water. Bring to a boil and put in a water bath for 20-30 minutes. Ready broth should stand for another half an hour to absorb all the benefits, then it needs to strain. On the day it can be drunk 3 times 100 ml, and do not forget to add a teaspoon of honey — get a double benefit and original taste.
Aloe juice can be considered a record for useful properties, including it perfectly strengthens the immune system. Its bitter taste is more than justified by the powerful beneficial effects on the body. If your windowsill grows this wonderful healer and are not afraid to add to your life bitterness, now is the time to put it into action.
- With the preparation of the next tool will have a little trouble, but it’s worth it. Take half a glass of aloe juice (ready to be sold at the pharmacy, but you can squeeze out of the leaves of a houseplant), liquid honey (200-300 g) and 500 g of walnuts to be crushed. All ingredients mix and pour vodka-enough 200 ml. Leave to infuse the resulting tool in a cool place without light during the day. Take this composition of 1 tbsp. spoon for 30 minutes before each meal, and stored exclusively in the refrigerator.
Nutrition also affects the immune system
For the overall strengthening of the body needs proper nutrition. If you are not ready for global steps and major changes, then at least you should eat less ready-made breakfasts and fast food. Cereals, dairy products, vegetables and fish dishes, seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, flax) occupy an important place in the diet of a healthy person.
Of course, only for the sake of strengthening the immune system to completely revise your diet is not necessary, but definitely for this purpose is to add the juice of berries, vegetables and fruits, and pay special attention to the vegetables. But here there are pitfalls, for example, beet juice can not drink fresh and pure — it must be mixed with others (carrot or Apple).
And most importantly-try to be less nervous and worry, especially over trifles, maintain a positive attitude, do not give in to sad thoughts. It is a bad mood, negative thoughts are destructive to our body as a whole. Give yourself a rest, relax, go to the theater, cinema, exhibitions, meet with friends – fill yourself with positive emotions.
Dear readers, how do you strengthen your health and maintain your immunity, what methods do you use? Maybe you have your “signature” recipes, share with us in the comments. Good health to you!