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Why Should We Strengthen Our Immune System?

The cold seasons it's here and it brings not only festivities and celebrations but also the challenge of staying healthy amidst the cold and flu season.

In this context, strengthening our immune system becomes a priority. To aid in this task, we have three ideal supplements: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc.

Vitamin C: The Protective Shield

Vitamin C is widely recognized for its ability to booster the immune system. It acts as a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals.

Furthermore, Vitamin C is essential for collagen production, aiding in the repair and maintenance of the skin, an important barrier against pathogens. During December, increasing the intake of Vitamin C-rich foods such as citrus fruits, red and green peppers, kiwi, broccoli, and strawberries can be an effective strategy to prevent infections.

Vitamin D: Beyond Bone Health

Often associated with bone health, Vitamin D is also crucial for a healthy immune system. This vitamin helps activate the body's defenses and reduces the likelihood of respiratory infections.

However, during the winter, sun exposure (our main source of Vitamin D) significantly decreases. Therefore, it's important to seek alternative sources such as supplements and fortified foods, as well as fatty fish, egg yolks, and mushrooms.

Zinc: The Immune Booster

Zinc is an essential mineral that influences immune function in several ways. It assists in the formation of immune cells and intercellular communication, which is vital for an effective immune response. Additionally, Zinc has antiviral properties, which can be particularly useful in preventing common winter illnesses. Foods like meat, seafood, legumes, seeds, and nuts are excellent sources of Zinc.

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