An immunologist named products that will help improve immunity in the fall

An immunologist named products that will help improve immunity in the fall

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Nutritionist, allergist-immunologist Marina Apletaeva explained what foods should be eaten to improve immunity in the fall season. They will help protect the body from seasonal illness and avoid serious problems.

Beta-carotene plays a key role in this issue.

– You need to try to add rich orange foods to the diet. Yellow-orange vegetables, fruits: peaches, apricots, yellow plums inside, pumpkin, carrots, melon, says the RT doctor.

These vegetables and fruits are rich in beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A. It will help protect the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract from viruses.

– Bacteria and viruses will enter the body much less frequently. But drinking tea with vitamin A is not worth it, it can be toxic, the expert concluded.

In addition to bright foods, this vitamin is found in dairy products, but they should be consumed in moderation due to their high fat content. In addition, this useful element has the property of being stored in the body, and at the right time to go for protection.

Vitamin C is equally important – it is the main buffer.

– But its reserve is difficult to make, but it is very useful: it affects cellular immunity, protects the body from damage, it is considered a good oxidant, – concluded the immunologist.

The advice is very relevant against the backdrop of the approaching autumn season of colds. This year, the situation will be complicated by the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus. The peak incidence of COVID-19 in European countries fell on September 12. According to WHO statistics, 55.1 thousand cases were then recorded. On the same day, Austria and the Czech Republic announced the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic, the newspaper Izvestia writes.