Diet Specialist Özden Örkçü made recommendations to strengthen the immune system during Ramadan.
Stating that a balanced and healthy diet is effective in strengthening the immune system during the month of Ramadan we are in, Özden Örkçü said, “We should include fruit and vegetables that support our immune system instead of high-calorie beverages and foods during iftar and sahur times.” said.
Vegetables and fruits keep us fit
Ozden Örkçü, who warned about desserts to abandon Ramadan tables, said, “Let’s not forget that the desserts we dream of while waiting for iftar time do not mean anything other than taking calories, vegetables and fruits, which are sources of antioxidants and vitamin C, will also help us stay fit by protecting our body like a shield.” said.
Pointing out the importance of water consumption, Özden Örkçü said, “It would be very correct to increase the consumption of some freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, while not neglecting the daily consumption of 8 glasses of water in order to accelerate the toxin excretion and revitalize our body.” said.
Ready products should be avoided
Stating that the consumption of instant soups and packaged products should be avoided, Örkçü said, “It is necessary to stay away from products that we do not know the contents of, instant soups, refined foods (industrial type cake, pastry, cake, biscuits, products that have burnt and coal black appearance on uncooked products.” .
Do not skimp on your table!
Nutrition and Diet Specialist Özden Örkçü listed the fruits and vegetables that strengthen the immune system as follows:
Vitamin C: It prevents you from getting sick by keeping your immune system strong. Rosehip, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peppers, parsley, onions, berries, zucchini, broccoli and green salads are foods that will allow you to get vitamin C.
Garlic: In addition to being used as a flavoring in meals, it is also used to treat many diseases.
Kefir: When kefir is consumed regularly, it is also very important to increase body resistance.
Ginger: The health benefits of ginger, an Asian plant, have been known since ancient times, it is a high source of vitamins and nutrients.
Thyme: It is used as a cramp remover, disinfectant and expectorant. Lungs and bronchi are among the main areas of use.