"In winter, it has the same attack and microbes in the same amount as in the summer. Just our body, weakened by cold weather and the lack of vitamins, less protected. Therefore, we often get sick, "- explains phytotherapeutist Jean-Christophe Charrier. How to help the body to protect against the cold in winter?
Over the past hundred years, people have learned how to launch rockets into space and find cures for many deadly diseases. However, the drug is guaranteed to protect against the common cold, and not invented. But over the years a set of proven natural remedies work more effective than any pill. So, what to do, so as not to hurt the common cold and SARS in winter?
1. Eat vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin C
Incidentally, the record holders on its content - not citrus, as many believe. Lemon contains only 40 mg of vitamin C per 100 g of the product, while the sweet red pepper - 250 mg. A dry rose hips - in 1200! To protect against the common cold it is recommended to add in tea or brew your own. It is best to put in a thermos 7-10 rosehip berries, pour boiling water and leave for the night and in the morning to drink instead of tea or coffee.
2. Oatmeal for breakfast
To better adapt to the cold, it is important to support the work of the thyroid gland: it is - a real thermostat body. And oatmeal just has a beneficial effect on the thyroid gland.
Try this recipe: Pour 3 tablespoons of rolled oats oatmeal with warm milk and let it brew. For sweets, add honey or agave syrup.
3. Minimize the fast carbs
They increase the load on the pancreas, which also operates in our immune system.
4. Drink water enriched with magnesium or decoction of the leaves of black currant
Magnesium has a tonic effect. It is involved in protein synthesis, energy generation and transmission of nerve impulses, reducing blood clotting, improving the stability of erythrocytes, which in turn improves the delivery of oxygen to tissues. Magnesium rich nuts (cashews, almonds, walnuts), cereals (buckwheat, oatmeal, millet) and pulses (peas and beans).
5. walk more and regularly ventilated room
Bacteria and germs thrive in warm better. So do not be afraid to open the window and go out, even when the thermometer shows 15 degrees. And to keep warm during a winter walk, take a tea with lemon and cinnamon in Thermocup.
6. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap
This simple tip will help protect even against influenza. After all, we often bring viruses and bacteria is on the hands that touch the money, railings, handrails in public transport, etc.
7. Make a bet on essential oils
"They affect the olfactory & shy; analyzer. From him the shortest path & shy; to the brain, and it ca & shy; May high speed response, - explains Catherine aromadiagnost Matantseva. - Essential oils act on the brain in a complex and rapidly. And if you mix them on the principle of & shy; a synergy when one & shy; oil enhances the action of another, you get super-effect. "
"For prevention of colds are excellent oils of grapefruit and lemon. They are best applied by means of oil burner, a dose of 5 drops per 15 meter room. The alternative - hot & shy; e inhalations: 5 drops per half liter of water. Inhaling & shy; amb fragrant steam needed 15 & shy; minutes. Thyme oil has potent antiviral effect, it promotes the development of blood cells that protect the body from infections. It is best to use it in the form of an oil mixture. For 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil, add 1 drop of thyme and apply to the lymph nodes. This method of preventing colds is also suitable for children, especially during epidemics. "
8. warms the body from the inside
To do this, it does not necessarily have a piping hot food. In Ayurvedic tradition, all products are divided into four categories: cold, cool, warm and hot, and this classification has nothing to do with the temperature of serving dishes. Cold and cool compensate for the deficiency of yin energy and pacify internal heat and hot and warm nourish the lack of yang and cold win.
In winter, in this sense, many spices are working fine (cloves, cinnamon, pepper, cumin, ginger), as well as foods containing sulfur (onions and green garlic, mustard), herbs (thyme, rosemary, bay leaf), nuts, legumes , mushrooms, cereals (rice, buckwheat, oats), vegetables and root vegetables (pumpkin, carrots, potatoes, parsnips).