in this climate of sadness and uncertainty today I want to give you a little gift.
As far as my expertise is concerned, I can assure you that there is no diet suitable for combating the CORONAVIRUS emergency.
There are certainly two things we can do:
THE FIRST IS DEFINITELY STAYING AT HOME,THE SECOND IS TO STRENGTHEN OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
In particular, there are foods that help us strengthen our immune system and that you can easily include in your diet (I’m speaking to those who already have a plan drawn up by me):
It is rich in allicin, a substance capable of stimulating the multiplication of cells that fight infections.
Dried fruit is very rich in vitamin E, useful for helping our body deal with attacks from external pathogens. Almonds, for example, are particularly rich in vitamin E and antioxidants capable of reducing sensitivity to seasonal ailments and respiratory tract infections. I recommend including it in one of the two snacks, no more than 15 g.
They contain vitamin C which is important because it helps the immune system protect us from diseases and promotes the absorption of iron contained in plant foods. Kiwis and raw peppers (excellent in salads) also contain a lot of vitamin C.
They are rich in selenium and beta-glucan, essential for activating white blood cells and therefore for defending us from infections and repairing damaged tissues. Betaglucans are also contained in oat bran and whole oats. To be included as a side dish once a week.
It is a very important food for our immune defenses as it is rich in vitamin D, essential to avoid respiratory infections. Salmon also contains Omega 3 which can reduce the risk of heart attack, improve memory and learning, fight inflammation and counteract skin aging. We get the main source of vitamin D from the sun, so if you have a balcony, expose yourself to the sun for at least 40 minutes (taking care to have your arms uncovered).
SKIN MILK AND YOGURT
Also don’t forget to enrich your daily diet with those foods that help restore the bacterial flora and increase immune defenses such as the so-called active probiotic ferments which you find in foods such as low-fat milk and yogurt.
Maintaining a correct diet is important but SPORT, if practiced regularly and without excesses, also helps to increase our immune defenses.
CAN’T GO TO THE GYM? NO EXCUSES. are you at home? good, or rather very well: YouTube channel, type exercises to do at home and off you go. At least three times a week.
Any other useful tips? try to sleep at least eight hours and limit sources of stress.