Salo, pumpkin, as well as sunflower seeds and kefir will help strengthen the immune system, said Elena Evdokimova, an endocrinologist, a member of the Russian Association of Endocrinologists and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Writes “Gazeta.Ru”, September 21.
According to the doctor, fat, due to the large amount of arachidonic acid, helps prevent viral diseases and strengthens the immune system. Kefir fungi, which are contained in kefir, help to normalize the microflora, and vitamin D, which is also contained in it, is a source of protein that is easily absorbed in the body.
“Another product with non-obvious benefits is pumpkin. It contains a huge amount of carotenoids and trace elements, which greatly strengthen the immune system. Many dishes made from pumpkin are useful: juice, puree, cream soup, as well as baked pumpkin, ”says Evdokimova.
Also, peeled sunflower seeds have a beneficial effect on immunity. The seeds contain a lot of fat-soluble vitamins A, D and E, as well as a large amount of minerals that have immunomodulatory effects.
On the same day, hepatologist Alexandra Yakovleva also spoke about the benefits of eating fat. According to the doctor, the fats present in lard contribute to the formation of a protective film on the surface of the lungs.