interview and tips from Véronique Liesse, nutritionist

Why is it important to boost your immunity during the pandemic?

Veronica Liesse:It’s like adding another barrier gesture ! We talk a lot about immunity without really knowing it or recognizing it at its fair value. Immunity not only protects us from winter infections… it can literally make us disease free. To do this, it is necessary to restore the dialogue between the skeleton and the defense system. Immunity is life!

What role does our diet play in our immune system?

Veronica Liesse: Whether to reinforce barriers, to controlinflammationTo make the lymphocytes (T-regulators) that calm an immunity that is in overdrive, this beautiful little world needs nutrients to function harmoniously.

What nutrients should make up our special immunity diet?

Veronica Liesse:I’m going to start with him vitamin D. Present in small quantities in certain foods (fish, butter, eggs, etc.), it balances the immune system. It can only be sufficiently provided by exposure to the sun, for 30 minutes a day, with bare arms and legs. Not to mention supplementation (minimum 1000 IU per day and often more). So he vitamin C which increases immunity. Many times a little is forgotten in winter because we have less craving for raw vegetables and prefer hot foods, which destroy vitamin C. Think of raw spinach, citrus fruits, kiwis and other raw vegetables to carry it in sufficient quantity.
Then come the Vitamin A for manufacturing white blood cells and keep all our barriers. And the Vitamin Bfor manufacturing antibody who defend us. the zinc activates the maturation of our immune cells and is essential for the integrity of our barriers. the for essential to engulf (swallow) certain aggressors and fight against bacteria. Children, adolescents, athletes and women may lack it. Check carefully before supplementing… Too much iron is bad for your health. Finally, the magnesiumanti-inflammatory, stabilizes cells (mast cells) that may be responsible for allergic symptoms.

What are the 5 A’s of an immunity booster plate called?

Veronica Liesse: This is the fifth winner of the “anti” platesThe anti-inflammatory plaque : The food is full of phytonutrients with anti-inflammatory properties. But the number one anti-inflammatory is undoubtedly the Omega-3, especially those found in animal sources (oily fish, eggs, farm animals, etc.)

The antirust plate: fruits, vegetables, green tea, turmeric, extra virgin oils and other spices are the king of antioxidants. Impossible to do without if you want to have a balanced immunity!

The antidysbiosis plate (imbalance within the intestinal flora). One of the essential barriers is undoubtedly the intestinal barrier. In order not to attack it and keep it as good as possible, it is important to avoid: any alcohol abuse (we’re here fast!), non-anti-inflammatories steroidsantacids (PPI), antibiotics that are not absolutely essential (check with your doctor), but also highly spicy dishes, sweeteners, additives, dyes, heavy metals and other chemicals (endocrine disruptors).

The antihyperglycemic plaque : we will avoid as far as possible raising the sugar in the blood too much because hyperinsulinism, which is the consequence, will promote inflammation if it is chronic. Vegetables and fruits, whole grain foods, oilseeds, minimally processed foods, starchy foods that are not overcooked, cooked the day before and stored overnight in the refrigerator. Let’s finish your meal with a green tea… That’s the whole arsenal to keep your blood sugar level stable.

The antitoxic plate: we will promote Biographysteaming to eliminate pesticides as much as possible, not cooking at high temperatures to avoid the formation of toxic molecules, eating small fish to reduce heavy metals… In short, we will protect ourselves, as best we can, from all these toxic substances that deplete immunity.

How to take good care of our intestines?

Veronica Liesse:This is the base! To do this, you need to make sure you eat enough prebiotics, including fiber at 30g per day. This is possible thanks to vegetables, fruits, legumes, green tea and spices. You should also consume probiotics (good bacteria), by eating natural organic yoghurts, raw milk cheeses, fermented foods and probiotic capsules (especially Lactobacillus from the families rhamnosus GG, casei and acidophilus, as well as Streptococcus thermophilus). Lastly, bring some glutamine (an amino acid present in proteins) to more quickly rebuild a good intestinal barrier.

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