Food for the defense
Food for the defense
The antimicrobial properties of garlic were known already to Aristotle, and Hippocrates. In the 2. World war II used garlic as a germ abtötendes means (antiseptic) against gangrene. Garlic is probably the food plant with the strongest anti-microbial effect. This effect is based on the contained sulfur-containing Compounds.
Garlic juice inhibits in a test tube (in vitro) even at a high dilution (1:125.000) the growth of staphylococci, streptococci, Vibrios, bacilli, fungi, and yeasts.
The highest concentrations of such antimicrobial substances have been detected in garlic, but they are also present in onions, leeks, shallots and chives in abundance.
Defenses through food strengthen
These foods will strengthen your immune in addition:
- Types of cabbage such as red cabbage or cabbage contain mustard oils with anti-microbial effect. Thus, the germ-killing of “kitchen helpers” such as Watercress, horseradish, and mustard, and support the body in defense. Cabbage also contains Glucosinolates, which have anti-microbial effect, especially in the urinary tract.
- Individual flavonoids (for example Quercetin) have antimicrobial, especially against viruses. The antiviral effect is probably related to their ability to bind viral proteins (proteins), as well as to interfere with the replication of the virus. Flavonoids are widely-used dyes in the yellow or red-violet color spectrum. Fruits and vegetables, especially onion, green cabbage, Apples, and berries, dots, due to their content of Quercetin. A clinical study showed that Quercetin from heated onions is utilized by the body most effectively in isolated Form administered Quercetin was not absorbed by the body significantly worse than that of Quercetin from onions.
- For the development and function of the immune system of individual are the mineral substances and trace elements, particularly iron, zinc and selenium are essential. Supply goes Hand-in-Hand with a limited immune response. An adequate supply is ensured by a varied mixed diet.
- Vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables such as Kiwi, citrus fruits, green peppers, Sauerkraut, beets, and potatoes to support the immune system when we have a cold Wind sweeps around the ears. Vitamin C offers no protection against cold-related diseases, however, it reduces the duration and Severity of the infection.
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