Immunity Enhancing Diet

Posted on 06 February 2020

Recently, infectious diseases such as COVID-19 have prevailed. In order to maintain good health, it is necessary to strengthen autoimmunity and soothe the inflammation response, In this way, we can reduce the chance of getting sick and slow down the symptoms and accelerate the recovery of our body.
LOHERB specifically summarizes two dietary strategies to improve immunity and anti-inflammatory, and a total of ten super foods to help everyone resist the harm of COVID-19 and epidemic infectious diseases.

Strategy 1: Improve Immunity
1. Chicken soup
Chicken soup is rich in amino acids, which can provide the body with immunoglobulins and interferons, which can improve immunity. Warm chicken soup not only soothes sore throats and makes the respiratory tract healthy, but also contains cysteine ​​which can prevent popular infectious diseases such as colds.
2. Yogurt
The probiotics in Yogurt can protect the intestine from the invasion of germs and help maintain good immunity. It can adjust and improve the health of the gastrointestinal tract, stimulate the peristalsis of the intestines and make bowel movements smooth. In addition, probiotics and lactic acid bacteria can increase antibody production and strengthen the activity of natural killer cells.
3. Garlic
The spicy aroma of garlic mainly comes from sulfur-containing compounds, which will release allicin after exposure to the air. It has the effect of sterilizing and reducing infections, can resist the threat of foreign bacteria and increase the number of natural killer cells. In addition, sulfur compounds have an immune-regulating effect and can strengthen their own resistance, which can help prevent colds especially during winter or seasonal changes.
4. Orange fruits and vegetables
Orange fruits and vegetables like carrots and citrus are rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. Vitamin A helps connective tissue produce the skin. With healthy skin, you can effectively fight bacterial viruses on the first line of defense. Vitamin C can make dopamine, adrenaline, and help the body to strengthen immunity. In addition, vitamin C stimulates the body to make interferon to destroy the virus. And the collagen produced by vitamin C helps to aggregate cells and reduce the chance of bacterial virus invasion.
5. Mushroom
Mushrooms can increase the production and activity of white blood cells and make them more protective. It has anti-oxidant effect and can improve autoimmune function. In addition, the polysaccharides in mushrooms also have the effect of regulating and improving immune function. It will increase the ability of macrophages to engulf bacteria and increase the number and activity of killer cells.
 
Strategy 2: Anti-Inflammatory
1. Tea
Tea contains many nutrients, rich in amino acids, tea polyphenols, and catechins, which have antioxidant, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effects. At the same time, hot tea also has the effect of condensing and expelling cold, helping to produce antiviral interferon and achieving anti-inflammatory effects.
2. Berry
Berries are high in fiber and rich in antioxidants, which promote cell regeneration and help fight inflammation. Among them, cranberries are rich in vitamins C, E and polyphenols, anthocyanins and other antioxidants, which can increase antibodies and enhance immunity. More effective for anti-inflammatory.
3. Dark green vegetables
Dark green vegetables such as spinach, beets, broccoli and kale contain high levels of iron and folic acid. Can help the body use of protein and amino acids, is a very important vitamin to generate nucleic acids. Its rich vitamin E is key to protecting the body from pro-inflammatory factors. In addition, green leafy vegetables are rich in magnesium, which is helpful to alleviate inflammation.
4. Fatty fish
Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and herring are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which can inhibit the activity of cytokines and help to reduce inflammation and regulate endocrine. At the same time, this benign fat can protect the lungs from colds or respiratory infections. Helps fight against various flus and has anti-depressant effects.
5. Pineapple
Pineapple is rich in pineapple enzymes. Its composition is proteolytic enzymes and some glycoproteins. It has excellent anti-inflammatory effects. Pineapple enzymes can regulate the operation of the inflammatory response system, cut off the inflammatory response transmission path, and effectively reduce excessive inflammatory responses. In addition, pineapple enzyme can reduce the activity of phagocytes, reduce the generation of free radicals, and accelerate cell phagocytosis, so that inflammation can be alleviated.
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