Health and beauty - the concept is inextricably linked! Illnesses take beauty, and even if it is banal cold, it's hard to imagine a crowd of admiring fans around the beauty with a swollen nose and bloodshot watery eyes. You can, of course, take one of the many drugs at the time of removing the symptoms, but it is not the best way out. Better to just not get sick! A necessary condition for this - a strong immune system. Why is it depend on?
Our immune system consists of several units, each of which performs its function. The mechanism of the immune system rather complicated. In the skin, mucous membranes have special cells - phagocytes, they keep the front line of defense and absorb foreign aggressors. The bone marrow produces T-lymphocytes, which are also fighting the alien invaders. Other cells, B-lymphocytes produce antibodies, which are complete neutralization of hostile elements. While some types of antibodies (M & G) a long time to circulate in the blood, and re-attempt to virus attack on our bodies, take immediate steps to neutralize it. This mechanism is based vaccination reactions, that is triggered "immunological memory".
But immunoglobulin A - the weapon of local immunity, it protects the mucous membranes of humans, and it does not matter whether we are familiar with this kind of virus or not, we did vaccinate or not - seeing the enemy, he is simply trying to destroy it .. .
As you can see, our body is not so defenseless against the invasion of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. But sometimes he can not cope, and then say - a weak immune system. Experts say that mainly affects the level of immune liver condition. This body - the main blood purifier in the presence of infection and a major supplier of material for the production of antibodies, on the state of the liver in many respects depends on the skin condition. For the normal functioning of the liver is vital vitamin A.
Carrot and pumpkin against the flu
And interestingly, vitamin A, which we call the "beauty vitamin" because of its extremely positive effect on the skin, and is an important factor for strengthening immunity.
The surest way to increase your intake of vitamin A - to drink carrot juice and cook dishes of pumpkin. In this simple way, you will not only help their own immunity, and improve eyesight, skin and digestion.
Just do not forget that carotene is absorbed by the body much better if you eat
juice or a vegetable oil or other fat containing products, such as sour cream. Optionally eat carrots raw, it is a rare exception to the rule, and boiled contains even more nutrients. Studies have shown that after cooking the carrots the level of antioxidants in it is increased by 34% and continues to grow more next week.
Without any competition
! This beautiful orange absorbed all the power and energy of the sun and ready to give it to us in time of the autumn-winter period. Orange varieties of pumpkin contain beta-carotene is several times more than the carrot. Pumpkin carotene is healing necessary for the normal functioning of the liver. Pumpkin can solve many skin problems. Slurry from the pulp can be treated burns and inflammation. Besides carotene pumpkin contains large amounts of vitamin E, known fighter with old age. Therefore, it is useful from the pulp of the pumpkin mask for the face and neck.
A vegetable fiber (cellulose), contained in a pumpkin, normalize digestion, prevent colitis and cancer.
The best pumpkin to the liver and boost immunity - a baked pumpkin. Pumpkin should bake in the oven, sprinkled with sugar, but in any case no honey (high temperature fructose in honey turns into a carcinogen). Thus prepared pumpkin - a source of vitamin A and fiber, which frees the intestines of toxins. Even if still cold, pumpkin can help relieve sore throat and reduce the heat to recover faster.
Cleanses the body - improves immunity
Experts say that if the body is intoxicated, our security forces can not respond at the right time, even if an adequate intake of vitamins and minerals.
The easiest and surest way to cleanse the body - giving up bad habits and dietary change. Less sugar, semi-alcoholic beverages, but a glass of dry red wine will benefit, especially if you drink it hot and with spices (cloves, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg) and honey. Good to eat brown rice, fruit and steamed vegetables. It is important to drink alkaline mineral water type, after releasing the gas from it and slightly heated. It has immunostimulatory properties, cleanses the body of toxins.
Onions, garlic, lemons
- Our traditional helpers in improving immunity, but they do not all fit, as irritate the stomach lining. To protect it, it is advisable to drink before they use an alkaline mineral water.
Kombucha - a health drink
Another remarkable preventive, curative and tasty remedy for various troubles -
. At one time he was very popular in recent years, it somehow undeservedly forgotten, but those who continue to grow mushrooms and regularly drink a pleasant sweet-sour drink are absolutely right! It is useful for both adults and children, and has no contraindications. Infusion Kombucha accommodates sugar, ethyl alcohol, carbon and organic acids (lactic, acetic, etc.), Aromatic substances, enzymes, multivitamins. The Kombucha also found bacteria with antibiotic properties, which kill many disease-causing microbes or delay their growth
The infusion gives a good effect in the treatment of colds, sore throats, tonsillitis, chronic rhinitis.
In addition, it is an excellent cleanser for the face (for all skin types).
Rinse cosmetics, wet a towel in warm water, gently squeeze it and apply to the face for 1 - 2 minutes. After that, apply on wet face linen cloth moistened with a monthly infusion of tea fungus, the top cover with a damp towel. Hold for 5 minutes. Then wash with warm water. The procedure is done once a week.
Usually Kombucha divided those who already have it, but you can try
grow it yourself from scratch
Pour into a jar of 100 grams of living (unpasteurized) beer, add 2 teaspoons of sour wine and 1 teaspoon sugar. Mix well and place in a dark, warm place. After a few days you will see on the surface of a thin mixture plyonochku (future mushroom), remove it gently and transfer to a bank with a pre-prepared culture medium, which is a solution of tea and sugar. Prepared on the basis 1 teaspoon of tea, and from 100 to 125 grams of sugar per liter of water.
Gradually plenochka condenses and turns into a kind of elastic covering, consisting of an elastic mucous mass. If conditions are favorable, it is already on the 8 - 10th day of the new forms suitable to eat the fungus.
By the way, in Japan, geisha drinking Kombucha for saving the harmony of shapes, also with the help deduce warts and spots on the face and body, rinse hair after washing for a silky and shiny.
As you can see, the use of simple and accessible tools and products for strengthening the immune system will not only help us to cope with the virus in the cold season, but positive impact on the appearance.