Immunity is a complex system of protection and ability of the organism to resist diseases and infections, andthe entry of harmful microorganisms into the body. It keeps our body from getting sick and it is different in people. Someone immunity falls very seldom while by the other person gets cold to fast.
So we need strong immunity for our health.
What causes the weakening of the immune system?
Not only bacteria and viruses are causing fallen immunity.
One of the biggest factors of immune weakness is stress, then exhaustion, acute infections, age, etc.
Improper nutrition, constantly taking unhealthy foods, inadequate fluid intake, physical inactivity also leads to weakening of the immune system.
There are other factors that you may not be aware of destroying your immune system. One of them is canned food. Namely, in canned foods are placed chemicals that negatively affect immunity.
Microwave popcorns are also treated with chemicals that makes the fat not penetrate through the bag while frying the popcorn.
Research shows that the cooking utensils we love so much because food does not stick to the bottom, also contain chemicals that prevent the food from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Loneliness is a cause of the weakening of immunity. People are by nature social beings and the lack of contacts leads to the release of some hormones that endanger the resistance and immunity.
What are the symptoms of weakened immunity?
If you are constantly tired and do not work much, you have bad dreams, exhausted, pay attention to your immunity. You have frequent infections, loss of appetite, sudden weight loss, often cold. Symptoms of immune deficiency may also appear on the skin in the form of eczema, warts, keratosis or psoriasis. Pay attention to your body and do not ignore the mentioned symptoms.
How to strengthen immunity?
Relax after a hard work, drink more fluid, exercise, sleep, and pay attention to the food. Eating fruits and vegetables every day strengthens your immunity system and thus prevents the onset of the disease.
In addition to this, important role in strengthening the immune system has food such as honey, propolis, garlic, ginger, lemon, nettles etc…
There are plenty of recipes on strengthening the immune system. In this article, I will give the recipe that has been really effective many times, and consists of food that can easily be found in store or some grown in garden.
The ingridients used in this recipe are: honey, garlic, ginger and lemon
It is very important to use these
What are the healing properties of honey, garlic, ginger, and lemon?
Honey is the only food that does not spoil. In the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamon, pots with edible honey have been found for over 3,000 years.
Honey is a mixture of a series of organic acids, amino acids, enzymes, pollen grains, essential oils, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals. Sugars that give it sweetness are fructose, glucose, and saccharose. Vitamin B1, B2, B5, B6, C, D, E, K contains minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, iodine, copper, chromium and selenium.
Its healing is expressed in antiseptic action.
Different types of honey are targeted at different kinds of problems.
So, for example, sage and linden relieve the symptoms of respiratory organs and colds.
Lavender is used against flatulence and cramps, regulates heart function, helps with stomach ulcers, enhances urination and acts against tensions and migraines.
Chestnuts honey stimulates circulation, regulates stomach, bowel, liver, and gall, heals anemia and strengthens immunity.
Bagram’s honey is used in the problems of the vascular system, and also helps with insomnia, nervousness, and tension.
Meadow (flower honey) is recommended for allergy and for strengthening of the immune system.
Garlic is one of the strongest natural antibiotics.
Contains adenosine which prevents the formation of blood clots.
It has been scientifically confirmed that the organic components of garlic have anticarcinogenic properties.
Amino acids affect the levels of harmful cholesterol (LDL) in plasma and increase the concentration of protective cholesterol.
As well as lowering cholesterol levels, garlic decreases triglyceride levels even when consuming high-fat foods.
It blocks the activity of angiotensin, which prevents undesired blood vessel contraction and growth of blood pressure. That’s why garlic is perfect for the health of your heart and blood vessels, and as a natural antibiotic, it has a great effect on respiratory disturbances.
Ginger is a permanent bulbous plant from a lily family known for its roots.
It has been used for thousands of years as a medicine, spice, food and beauty product.
This plant originates from China but is grown today in many countries including Asia, India, Africa, and the Caribbean Islands.
Rich in essential oils, vitamin B, potassium, manganese, copper and magnesium.
It has analgesic, soothing and antibacterial properties, and it is also used for the treatment of allergies due to antihistamines.
It relieves pain, stimulates digestion, treats arthritis and rheumatism, relieves irritability, eliminates excess water from the body, reduces inflammation, destroys pathogenic microorganisms, prevents cancer spread, helps with allergy, relieves nausea, helps with flu and colds.
Lemon cleans the liver and stimulates itswork. It is a natural antiseptic and antioxidant. Prevents flu, colds and many types of infections. It helps with cholesterol and stomach problems.
Lemon water helps digest because its composition is similar to gastric acid. Lemon encourages the formation of enzymes in the liver, prevents gingivitis and stomatitis.
It helps lower blood pressure and increases the level of good (HDL) cholesterol. Lemon alkalizes the organism.
Lemon water dilutes uric acid and thus helps with arthritis and gout.
Lemon helps to eliminate excess mucus from the body. It prevents cramps and muscle pain.
Lemon regulates the work of metabolism. Protects against stress and depression.
Reduces the risk of stroke. It prevents the formation of kidney and gallstone stones.
Lemon protects against osteoporosis and lemon water helps to lose weight.
Recipe for strengthening immunity
2 lemon (one for juice, one for slices)
3 big cloves of garlic
1 small piece of ginger (about 5 cm)
Plastic or wood spoon
Squeeze one lemon, the other lemon slice into small cubes,
slice the garlic and ginger too
Put all together in a jar and pour the squeezed lemon juice.
The jar fills with honey to the top.
Leave for one week at room temperature.
After a week you can take your blend for a powerful immunity.
If you want you can strain the liquid or take together with the chopped ingredients.
Take 2-3 tablespoons per day.
Take the first spoonful the best in the morning on an empty stomach
If you eat healthy food such as fruits and vegetables on a daily basis, walk in the fresh air, exercise, learn to cope with stress, your immune system will be powerful and able to resist the disease.