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Let’s ready ourselves for the flu epidemic peak by strengthening our immune system with the right foods! Nature offers us the necessary to prevent the flu, and make us stronger. Here is what to eat.
The flu epidemic peak is coming and we must get ready to face it properly!
Proper nutrition is essential for the proper functioning of our immune system.
Resveratrol, zinc and vitamin C boost immunity. Let’s see what foods are rich of them!
Resveratrol is a polyphenol that is found in different plants and has excellent antioxidant and curative properties. The protective effect on cardiovascular diseases is scientifically proven. It is contained in large quantities in the grape skin.
The molecule is more contained in red wine than in white wine since it is essentially found in the skins. It was discovered thanks to research on the “French paradox”. The French, despite a diet similar to that of some American states, were less prone to cardiovascular disease. Given that the French people are a big consumer of red wine, a scientific investigation of the drink was conducted, thus discovering the benefits of resveratrol.
Resveratrol can also be found in foods such as berries, blueberries, blackberries, and red-purple fruit. It is also found in good quantities in dried fruit such as peanuts, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts.
Zinc is an adjuvant of the immune system. We find it in various foods such as cereals, fish, legumes, dried fruit, eggs and … ..cocoa !!! Dark chocolate is rich in zinc! … finally a good reason to eat it !!!
Vitamin C is found in fresh fruit: citrus, pineapple, kiwi. There are also some vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli, spinach and tubers, like potatoes.
And now some ideas to prepare our immune system for the winter and for the flu epidemic peak… for once without looking at the line!
Aperitif with peanuts, walnuts and red wine.
Side dish of Tuscan black cabbage.
Fruit salad: kiwi, pineapple, mandarin and blueberries.
Desserts with chocolate, blueberries and red wine.
Also nice, I would say!
Have an healthy winter!
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