A very strong flu was going around this summer in Australia, so it could come here this winter.
To prevent flu, the strength of the immune system is important.
The immune system is the self-defense system that prevents the invasion of viruses and germs into our body and attacks harmful cells to our body.
To strengthen the immune system, it is important to elevate the ability of immune cells.
What food strengthens the immune system?
The difference between people whose immune system is strong and people whose immunes system is weak is the difference of the ability of the immune cells.
The stronger immune cells eat multiple viruses and germs while normal immune cells eat one virus or germ.
The important substance is Lipo Poly Saccharide (LPS) which is drawing attention as a substance effective to prevent flu, dementia, cancer, etc.
LPS is rich in root vegetables.
Taro: 93 (micro gram/100 g)
The food to strengthen the ability of immune cells: 567
Relationship between age and immune strength
The strength of the immune system is peak at 20 years old, half at 40 years old and becomes 10% of the peak at 70 years old.
6 people whose ages are between 40s and 60s and who have 0 to 1 % of active immune cells ate the food to strengthen immune cells for 10 days.
The number of active immune cells became 17 to 24% from 0 to 1 %.
The food that strengthens the immune system and prevents flu is Lotus Root.
Lotus root also contains substance of mucin that prevents a virus and a pollen from invading the mucus membrane.
Recommended amount of LPS a day is 500 micro grams, which is contained in 100 grams of the lotus root (Fig. 1).
It is good to know that LPS is contained more in the skin and the section portion of the lotus root (Fig. 2).
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