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Summer has already gone and we’re in the middle of the fall season. Fall is like a bridge between summer and winter, it prepares us for colder days. It gets cooler during day time and even chilly at nights. This change in season might be dangerous for you unless you are careful enough. You know several diseases watch out for your weakest time during this season to catch you unprepared. It is extremely important to strengthen immune system in the fall season to keep ourselves in safe zone, so it gets even more necessary to have a healthy and balanced diet these days.
Here are some tips to protect yourselves from possible harms of season change:
Get more vitamins and minerals as we need these more in season change. Include more vegetables and fruit as they are great sources of vitamins and minerals. Especially vitamins A, C, E, calcium and minerals like selenium, magnesium and zinc help you have a stronger immune system. So which foods have these?
Vitamin A: Liver, green vegetables, carrot, apricot and egg.
Vitamin C: Rosehip, parsley, green pepper, kale, cauliflower, lemon, orange and grapefruit.
Vitamin E: Soybean oil, vegetable oil and seed oils
Calcium: milk, other dairy products and grape molasses.
Selenium: Seafoods, offals like kidney and heart and egg.
Magnesium: Almond, walnut, hazelnut, peanut, banana, legumes, greens and grains.
Zinc: Meat, liver, bulgur, milk, legumes, apple, egg, walnut.
Include probiotics in your diet. Probiotics like kefir or brpbiotic yogurt help your immune system a lot.
Get vitamin D from sunlight. Day time is getting shorter, but try to get benefit from sunlight at least 15 minutes a day.
Don’t forget to drink enough water.
These are also preperation for winter, so keep these in mind. Hope you all have a very healthy winter!