Experts draw attention to the importance of a strong immune system to protect against the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19), which affects the whole world as a global epidemic, and state that especially a balanced and rich diet is among the most basic elements for strengthening the system.
In this process, it is important to consume fruits and vegetables in a balanced way that our body needs and contributes to strengthening our immune system. You can strengthen your immune system and increase your endurance by consuming fruits and vegetables, which can be divided into four groups according to their colors, especially in winter. Istanbul Rumeli University Vocational School of Health Services Lect. See. Sema AYKOL FAİKOĞLU defines it as follows:
Orange and yellow ones such as carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, melons, apricots, mangoes; It contains plenty of beta-carotene that is proven to support the immune system as well. Vitamin C, which benefits the skin, is the best known of the members of this group. It is also recommended to use such fruits, which are from the citrus family, to protect oral health. You can strengthen your immune system with citrus fruits, which you can find widely in winter.
Reds such as tomato, watermelon, pink grapefruit, guava, red bell pepper; The "star antioxidant" is the main source of lycopene and these foods are effective against cancer. It delays the aging of cells. Delicious members of this group protect the skin against sun damage. Thus, when you skip sunscreen, at least you will protect your skin from the inside.
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale, which are among the green foods, are the leaders of these four groups because they contain vitamin C, folic acid and cancer-fighting ingredients. Especially these foods rich in lutein help to reduce the risk of cataracts and decrease macular deterioration.
Finally, blue and purple ones such as blackberries, blue nuts, red grapes, plums and purple cabbage contain antioxidants that have been proven to improve brain health, relax circulation and slow aging. It would not be wrong to call it the fountain of youth. You can also dominate your biological clock by consuming dark blue vegetables and fruits.