A balanced diet is the basis of a strong immune system. Especially vitamins A, C, E and vegetable protein are important for the immune system.
... is essential for the proper functioning of the anatomical barrier: it keeps the mucous membranes moist and thus supports their defensive capacity. Red and green vegetables like tomatoes, carrots or spinach contain a lot of beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A.
... acts as a radical scavenger and immune booster, which makes the white blood cells work more effectively. Lemons, grapefruits, broccoli and peppers are rich in vitamin C.
... promotes the formation of defense cells. It is found in sunflower and olive oil, almonds and walnuts.
... is used for the formation of antibodies in the blood: Lentils, beans and peas, for example, are high in protein.
80 percent of all defence cells are at home in the intestine - an intact intestinal flora is therefore important for strengthening the immune system. With a fibre-rich diet
you can effectively support your useful intestinal bacteria. Fibre-rich foods are wholemeal products, legumes, raw fruit and vegetables.