According to studies, active ingredients, such as allicin, ginger and curcumin, can contribute to the proper functioning of the immune system.
▶ The garlic is the main sponsor of allicin. The action of re- was said to have helped man in the cholera epidemic, the 1913, but also against the Spanish flu, the 1918. A recent study showed that garlic can activate the action of certain cells, such as macrophages, lymphocytes and eosinophils. So, Garlic acts as a natural antibiotic but also as a means of prevention against the common cold and flu.
▶ Turmeric used in Ayurvedic medicine with great success. Apart from its special taste but also the color it gives to the food, It also has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. The creation and maintenance of inflammation is responsible for the creation of many chronic diseases. Alongside, has been shown to have immunomodulatory effects on cells and organs of the immune system.
▶ Ginger it can also be a measure of protection and reinforcement. It has antibiotic and antimicrobial action thanks to its active substance, gingerol. In addition, περιέχει ποικιλία μικροστοιχείων. Nevertheless, to receive them, you have to prefer it raw.
By Giannis Chrysou, clinical dietitian-nutritionist (giannischrysou.gr).