What to include in your diet in anticipation of the next wave of flu

The next wave of flu is not far off, and therefore, it is necessary to do the strengthening of his family immunity.

The stronger the immune system, the more complex viruses and bacteria get inside the body. The easiest way to strengthen the body's defenses - to reconsider your diet, give up the fried foods, fast food, convenience foods and confectionery sweets. The basis of the diet should be a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, seeds and nuts, says dietitian Lyudmila Babich.

"A good firming effect have dairy products. They have a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract, and from it largely depends on our immunity. Modern physicians, based on the data of numerous studies, it is recommended to drink kefir or "live" yogurt to protect themselves from disease, as well as during the recovery period, if you do catch the virus. It is proved that probiotics reduce the flu-like symptoms: fever, cough and runny nose. But it is important to remember that not all dairy foods are equally useful. Therefore always carefully read labels and pay attention to the expiration date. Remember what it is shorter, there is a product "natural". If it is possible to acidify kefir or yogurt - it is better to invest time and effort, "- said the expert.

In addition, the doctor recommends at least a day, and often better, prepare breakfast for the whole family whole-grain cereal. It is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, especially zinc and selenium, which are very few in other products. But it is worth remembering that this is true only for the cereals from whole grains. Besides the already mentioned advantages of such cereals high in fiber, and thereby increases the body's resistance. Especially strong anti-influenza properties have oatmeal and barley.