Is our body ready for the health problems brought by the winter months?

The cold winter months are coming… Our car, our clothes are ready… What about our body?

As we enter the winter months, we must be ready to resist the social and environmental factors we may experience. What we need to do for this is actually very simple. To review our health control and healthy living awareness;

Infections increase during the winter months because we are in closed and crowded environments more and our body is not resistant enough. We receive less oxygen, encounter more infectious agents, and are deprived of Vitamin D, which strengthens our immune system, due to less sun exposure. In addition, we do not even know from which foods we can get the vitamins C and E and the minerals we need to fight infections. Here’s to all this;

We can understand whether we have a strong enough health infrastructure with simple laboratory tests and lung x-rays for our liver functions, kidney functions, blood sugar and fat levels, vitamin and mineral levels and lungs. These tests are possible with a blood sample that you can get the results on the same day and give in the morning while fasting. (Glucose, AST, ALT, Urea, Creatinine, Triglyceride, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin D, B12, Folic Acid, Sedimentation, Whole Blood (CBC), CRP tests and a chest X-ray are sufficient for initial control).
We need to be aware of how to include 4 key foods in our daily lives. These;
Apart from its protective properties, zinc (Zn), even if we get any infection, we can overcome the disease more easily and shorten our recovery process with zinc support. Zinc is abundant in legumes, beans, fish, meat, nuts and nuts. Any of these is sufficient for our zinc needs.
Vitamin C is a vitamin that should be taken in abundance daily, as it has more preventive effects. Green plants, fresh vegetables and fruits, and even red hot peppers and sweet potatoes, if possible, are easily available sources of vitamin C.
Vitamin D is abundant in eggs (especially the yolk), fish species such as salmon and tuna, and especially dark mushrooms.
Vitamin E is especially important in protecting the skin and respiratory tract affected by infections, due to its preventive effect on cell damage. It is abundant in vegetable oils, nuts and hazelnut oil, avocados and fatty fish such as salmon.

Despite the winter months, it is necessary to be as active as possible, be outdoors more, have adequate sleep hours, be more tolerant if possible and avoid stress.

Of course, if recommended, maintenance doses of vaccines are also extremely necessary to reduce epidemic disease risks.

We wish you healthy days…