What to take, what to eat to keep health ? In period ofepidemic, more than ever we need to invigorate ourselves and boost our body for resist disease. Faced with the spread of coronavirus, stimulate his immune system is more than necessary. So what are the best natural remedies and the best food for to reinforce his immune system and to stay healthy.
What is the immune system
The immune system is made up of cells and organs that work together to protect the body and defend it against viruses and bacteria.
10 natural remedies to boost your immune system and stay healthy
1 – Cinnamon and honey
Natural anti-bacterial analgesic, disinfectant cinnamon combined with honey will help boost your weakened immune system.
How to use the honey / cinnamon mixture
Take each morning a tablespoon of warmed honey with ½ tablespoon of cinnamon powder.
Or drink an infusion of sweetened cinnamon with honey.
In a cup pour boiling water over 1 spoonful of cinnamon.
Let steep for 10 minutes.
Sweeten with 1 spoonful of thyme honey.
We sell manuka honey at the Toutpratique Boutique
2 – Royal jelly
It is the fatty acids and proteins unique to royal jelly that stimulate our immune system. Secreted by bees, royal jelly is a 100% natural treasure to strengthen our immune defenses.
How to use royal jelly
Royal jelly is easily consumed in the form of a freeze-dried powder capsule once a day before breakfast, for 40 days for a thorough cure.
We sell royal jelly and ginseng capsules at the Toutpratique store.
3 – Ginger
In massage, in essential oil and especially in herbal tea the ginger can help overcome fatigue and strengthen your immune system.
How to use ginger
Use ginger as an infusion
In a cup pour boiling water over 5 thin slices of ginger previously peeled with a knife.
Leave to infuse, covered, for about ten minutes.
Filter (otherwise the herbal tea will taste too strong).
Sweeten or not with honey, just before drinking.
Drink 3 times a day.
Ginger is not necessarily recommended for everyone
Do not drink more than one cup per day not more if you are pregnant.
Due to the powerful natural stimulants, the ginger can lead to contractions
Also be careful if you are on medication ponce the ginger may cancel their effect.
4 – Echinacea
Echinacea root is credited with strengthening the immune system.
How to use Echinacea
In a cup, pour boiling water over a teaspoon of dried roots or aerial parts of Echinacea.
Let steep for 10 minutes.
Drink 4 cups a day between meals.
5 – essential oil by Ravintsara
This oil has remarkable antiviral, anti-infectious and antibacterial properties.
How to use ravintsara essential oil
Use this oil in massage
5 days a week, in the morning, massage your throat and chest with 3 drops of essential oil diluted in a little vegetable oil: sweet almond or olive oil.
The essential oil of ravintsara is not recommended for pregnant women, children under 3 years old and people with asthma.
6 – Yeast
Brewer’s yeast, a microscopic fungus very rich in proteins and amino acids, is a miracle food supplement that will help you strengthen your body’s defenses.
How to use brewer’s yeast
Help your immune defenses to act by making a brewer’s yeast cure of 3 capsules per day for 30 days to renew.
In case of fatigue, an intensive treatment of 6 capsules per day for 15 days will strengthen your immune system.
We sell brewer’s yeast in capsules at the Toutpratique store.
7 – Magnesium
The magnesium normally represents the greatest deficiency in city dwellers. In confinement, taking it is more than necessary because magnesium improves the nervous, psychic and emotional balance, and helps fight the stress, nervousness, cramps and the fattigue.
We find magnesium in pulses, pasta, rice, green vegetables, dried fruits, dark chocolate, wholemeal bread, bananas… and in tablet or capsule form.
The doses are to be discussed with your doctor or pharmacist.
We sell magnesium at the Boutique Toutpratique
8 – Shiitake
Powerful antimicrobial, the shiitake will help you fight against many viruses.
It is an Asian mushroom, particularly rich in group B vitamins, is known to stimulate our immune defenses.
It gives tone and protects the body and is particularly effective at times of the year when you lack tone, where fatigue is persistent
How to use shiitake
Apart from Asian dishes at shiitake, this fungus is consumed in the form of liquid extract, capsules or ampoules to strengthen the immune system.
Shiitake is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women and young children.
In some people, regular consumption of shiitake can lead tohypereosinophilia, a condition caused by an allergic-type immune reaction characterized by an abnormal increase in certain white blood cells.
Vitamins to take
9 – Vitamin C
Vitamin C, and especially that made from acerola berries, much more natural and more effective than that extracted from orange or lemon, is the star of vitamins and anti-fatigue and antivirus remedies.
How to use vitamin C
Opt for a 3-week cure, with a dose of 1000 mg per day in tablet.
We sell a powerful tonic –boost- Guarana, Ginseng and Vitamin C at the Toutpratique Boutique
Vitamin C, which fights fatigue, will have the opposite effect if it is consumed in larger quantities.
Do not exceed 1000 mg per day
10 – Vitamin D
In winter, without exposure to the sun, our vitamin D levels are probably down.
Talk to your doctor who, after having prescribed a blood test, can advise you on the dosage you need.
6 tips for staying healthy
1 – take care of yourself
Paying attention to yourself means limiting your outings and direct contact, respecting barrier gestures by washing your hands frequently with soap to avoid any transmission, staying away from sick people or those who might be sick, and making sure to properly disinfect this. that comes from outside.
2- Have a physical activity
Even not very intense, it is essential because it immunostimulant.
So don’t hesitate to doing abs and sheathing
3- Boost your intestinal transit
To fight fatigue and get back in shape, eat foods rich in fiber that have a positive impact on the constipation.
Staying hydrated means moderating your alcohol consumption, and drink at least 1 liter of water per day.
It is essential for the body to function properly.
5 – Take care
Take advantage of confinement, to take a nap after lunch, especially if you don’t sleep well.
6 – eat healthy, eat light
When the stomach is swollen and the liver engorged, the body becomes exhausted and can no longer fight viruses.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle is the best barrier against disease.
Eat less quickly, split your meals as much as possible, chew your food well and above all avoid dishes in sauce, fries, burgers, offal, cold meats, industrial dishes and pastries.
Favor a diet consisting of salads, steaming, fruits and vegetables.
The best foods to strengthen our immune system
Because it helps us fight against all forms of infections.
– Calf’s liver, oysters and wheat germ
Because they are rich in zinc
– Fresh fruits and vegetables and especially cabbage
Because they are packed with vitamin C.
During an epidemic, the consumption of fruits and vegetables should represent more than 70% of your diet.
– lentils, dried beans
Because they are rich in iron.
– chilli and pepper
Because they disinfect our body from the inside and whip our immune system.
– Oily fish: sardines, salmon, mackerel, herring.
Because they are rich in essential Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D
Don’t skimp on squeezed orange juice to get your dose of vitamin C.
– Sardines in oil, seafood, snails, dark chocolate with 70% cocoa, cashews, almonds and bread and brown rice, tofu …
Because these foods are rich in magnesium.
Because they rebalance our flora and serve as a natural antibiotic, take 1 or 2 bifidus yogurts per day for 3 weeks, then reduce the dose so as not to accelerate the transit too much.