These three foods are very good for strengthening the immune system and in preparing the body to fend off bad bacteria and viruses, especially during cold days.
Yogurt: Yogurt is a dairy product made by the natural process of fermentation of milk with the help of bacteria. Today it is an integral part of a diet for many people, which is really good, considering the fact that it is a very useful food. Probiotics, or “friendly bacteria” found in yogurt, prevent the proliferation of so called bad pathogenic bacteria and inhibit their activity. Many medics say that the intestines are the largest organ found in the body that has a crucial role in protecting the immune system. Given that it strengthens the immune system, Probiotics also mitigate or completely eliminate the symptoms of allergies.
Garlic: Garlic is an herb with a very strong taste, known for its cuisine and medical applications. Egyptians believed that garlic is a sacred herb and the same is found in the tombs of pharaohs. You’ve probably heard by now how good garlic is for your health. Fresh white garlic contains allicin, an ingredient that has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects, basically it acts against bacteria, viruses and fungi. It has been proven that those who regularly consume garlic are much less likely to get sick from the flu or colds. Add garlic to your menu several times a week.
Chicken soup: Except the fact that it affects the psyche, science stands firmly behind the theory that chicken soup is good for strengthening the immune system. Namely, the chicken contains an amino acid called cysteine, which is released while the soup is being cooked and eases the breathing during colds. The inhalation of steam from hot soup is more effective than inhaling steam from plain water. The soup is a cheap way to provide protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Also, it is proven that people who eat soup before the main meal, have a lower calorie intake of 20% rather than people who eat soup after the main meal.