Take care of your plate
Eat in season Quite easy ! Without overdoing it with sugar or fat, even if your body seems to want to compensate. Yes, the days are getting shorter, yes, the light is getting weaker, yes, the winter depression is looming, but you don’t have to collapse systematically!
Avoid sodas and alcoholic beverages, which can disrupt the immune system.
So on the menu: carbohydrates with slow digestion, such as bread, pasta, rice, muesli. And autumn fruits and vegetables, like apples, pears, pumpkins…
And for comfort: 2 squares dark chocolate per day with at least 70% cocoa content, a champion for the release of serotonin, the pleasure hormone.
Sleep and… move!
Sleep 7 hours per night minimum and move for the form of course but also to fill out bright (and vitamin D)! Open the shutters, draw the curtains, raise the blinds and let in as much sun as possible. Walk 30 minutes per day to activate the blood circulation and strengthen immune cells.
Supplement yourself with vitamins
Of vitamin C for the tone of course, which is also found in large quantities in peppers, kiwis, citrus fruits… and others Vitamins A, known to promote the proliferation of white blood cells and the production of antibodies by lymphocytes; or even the Vitamins E and D. Essential vitamin D, especially at this time when the sun is setting earlier and earlier.
Don’t forget… oligotherapy
By concentrating on the selenium and zinc. Available in supplements, especially for selenium, you can also find them in large amounts in seafood, offal, meat, and oilseeds. Zinc is found in particularly good doses in oysters, wholemeal bread and eggs.
Go for aromatherapy
As a first intention, try the essential oil (HE). ravintsara, the ultimate immune system support plant, also valued for its antiviral properties. It can be combined with Irradiated Eucalyptus or Saro essential oils, which have effects similar to Ravintsara.
Here are some interesting gestures based on ravintsara dictated to us by Agathe, naturopath at the Aroma-Zone du Forum des Halles:
– Diluted in a large bowl of boiling water at night to moisten the airways.
– In massage and rubbing on the arch of the foot for the child to relieve a mildly stuffy nose or incipient throat.
– On the oily way (massage and friction) on the forearms of an adult with a cold.
herbal teas with thyme are effective. Thyme is antiseptic, antibacterial and rich in antioxidants. It contains vitamin A, which stimulates immunity and cell growth.
the ginsenghas immunostimulating properties specific to adaptogenic plants that help cope with stress.
Opt for them tooconeflowerwith immunostimulating and anti-infective properties.
the turmericcontains curcumin, a natural active phytochemical that eliminates toxins from the body and boosts the immune system to fight germs and bacteria.
It also promises an interesting effect on the immune system, thanks in particular to its high content of polyphenols and bioflavonoids, powerful antioxidants.
As a reminder, antioxidants help protect the body’s cells from the effects of free radicals associated with aging.
The essentials: a couple of spoons Treasure quality in its tea; the Royal jellyideal for strengthening the immune system, delaying cell aging, promoting physical and mental well-being or propolis at which the pollenAttention, rather allergenic.
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