Coronavirus and Green Tea
Even good food can help strengthen immune defenses throughout life and also during the coronavirus emergency, especially when you need to stay longer at home. For example garlic: it is rich in allicin, a powerful antibiotic, antimicrobial and natural antifungal. Or mushrooms: rich in selenium, an antioxidant, and beta-glucans, immunostimulants useful in enhancing cell repair processes. Even dark chocolate, rich in zinc, helps the immune system and also has excellent anti-depressant effects because it contains a lot of tryptophan, the precursor of serotonin, the hormone of happiness. Green tea, rich in catechins with excellent antioxidant effects, are also good.
Instead, lighter foods are recommended «such as meats and lean fish, vegetables such as carrots, fennel, salads, and fruit especially the one rich in vitamin C such as citrus fruits, oranges, tangerines and lemons, also excellent for dressing salads. Important for the intake of vitamin C, in addition to citrus fruits, kiwis, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, and peppers ». Currently, the recommendations are to reach about 2 grams of vitamin C per day, which can be achieved by drinking a juice, using lemon juice, eating at least 3 portions of fresh fruit and seasonal vegetables.
«In the case of an infection in progress, it is better to further increase the dose to even 10 grams per day – warns the specialist – Vitamin A is also very useful, consuming spinach, cabbage, broccoli, savoy cabbage, chicory, tomato, lettuce, and carrots. And also vitamins E (olive oil, nuts) and D (supplements and blue fish) ». And to facilitate healing, Belfiore points out, “to reinforce the resident microbial flora with the consumption of foods naturally rich in enzymes, such as yogurt but even more like Kefir, and other fermented foods that we can self-produce at home,