The number of coronavirus cases continues to increase in our country as in the world. One of the most important things we need to do to protect ourselves and our loved ones is to strengthen our immune system, as our Ministry of Health says. We need to pay more attention to our health than ever before. The most crucial point for a strong immune system is a balanced diet and choosing foods that will increase our immunity.

The human immune system consists of cells, organs, proteins and tissues. These components of the body represent elements of the immune system. This system fights viruses, infections, bacteria and pathogens that make us sick. Nutrition alone is not enough, as the immune system works with all the elements of the body. We must pay attention to all health advice and hygiene.

To keep the immune system strong;

 We shouldn't smoke.
 We should exercise regularly.
 We need to control our weight and maintain a healthy weight
 We should avoid too much alcohol
 Implementation order is important, we must get enough sleep.
 We should stay away from stress
 We should wash our hands frequently with the right methods.
 We must pay attention to oral hygiene and hygiene.
 Eating a balanced diet will keep the immune system strong.

What Should We Consume for a Strong Immune System

Blueberries, which have antioxidant properties according to expert recommendations, are very important for our immune system. Dark chocolate contains theobromine, and this substance has antioxidant properties. But sugar-free bitter chocolate should be preferred and should be consumed as little as possible. It has an antioxidant effect with curcumin contained in turmeric. It is important to use olive oil and black pepper to increase the effect of turmeric. It is beneficial to consume broccoli. Because broccoli contains both vitamin C and sulforaphane, it is an antioxidant. Consume sweet potatoes, not regular potatoes. Spinach contains vitamin C, vitamin E and antioxidants. Consuming ginger supports our immune system. Choose green tea with less caffeine instead of coffee and black tea. Regular drinking of kefir helps the body fight bacteria, reduce inflammation and increase antioxidant activities. Almonds and Sunflower Seeds are rich in vitamin E. Red bell peppers, orange and acidic fruits are among the other foods we should consume.