Diet to fight the cold

With the arrival of cold, you need to take care diet and administered to the body foods that can help strengthen defenses so we can combat the diseases of the fall and winter as the cold or flu.

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Vegetables such as celery, artichokes, spinach, cauliflower, endive or onions are essential products because they contain vitamins and minerals needed to strengthen our immune system. Read more at Enhancing the body’s natural defenses.

We must increase the intake of vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin and antioxidant that can be found in foods such as milk and dairy products, eggs and some cereals.

In addition, vitamin A helps protect the skin from the cold because it prevents skin dryness preventing, likewise, cracks or erosions on the lips or skin. You can read more about the effect of vitamins and minerals in the skin in this article

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Vitamin C is also essential in cold weather, but do not abuse it because it could have the opposite effect, ie, in case of suffering a cold incapacitate the body to fight it. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin. Know them

Vitamin C contain it, especially citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, grapefruits and other vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, spinach and all vegetables in general.

We recommend you take every morning a glass of orange juice with a squeeze of lemon, preferably with honey and fasting, since vitamin absorption is higher and cleanses and detoxifies our body become one of the best allies to combat the effects the cold. In this article you can find out why honey is so beneficial to health

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Nor should we forget that the bones are organs of our body that suffer the consequences of falling temperatures. In this regard, the absence of sunlight decreases the body’s ability to absorb vitamin D, responsible for regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It is therefore necessary to increase the intake of these two minerals. In these three items you will find some keys

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Vegetable intake is another aspect that should not be overlooked at this time of year. In fact, our grandfathers fought the arrival of cold soups or dishes made with beans, lentils or beans, inexhaustible sources of calories that helped to better withstand the falling temperatures. Remember also that the vegetables are perfect allies for protection from breast cancer.

Today, because physical activity has decreased, not abuse such as calorie dishes but may include preparations lighter mode, for example, preparing a nutritious lentil salad, or compensate intake with exercise. Remember that physical activity also increases the defenses and also helps achieve an optimal weight, will be thinned and maintained for longer.