It’s the same every year when autumn gives way to winter and its freezing temperatures, ours immune system he can’t always fight the little evils that accompany this change of season. Especially in front of everyone virus circulating, it is sometimes not easy to resist. It is precisely for this reason that it is advisable to prepare your body and arm yourself as best as possible in order to overcome the winter without problems. You know that song: prevention is better than cure. Therefore, preventive work starts now if you want to avoid severe colds, sore throats or even bronchitis…
If we can count on food for this by betting on foods rich in vitamins and nutrients, we can also look for plants that only wish us well. Among them, there is one that presents itself as the main good ally that strengthens your body and protects it from external aggressions. It is about elderberry, a true concentrate of vitamins and antioxidants. Scientific studies have even proven that elderberries are among the berries with the richest vitamins. antioxidants : 100 g of elder provides up to 1700 mg of anthocyaninsclass of antioxidants, while the same amount of other more common berries, such as blueberries, provides no more than 700 mg.
Black elderberry: health ally of winter?
They are used in case of colds, flowers and black elder have a swelling, expectorant and antitussive effect which make it THE product of the season in the fight against fever, cough and respiratory tract infections. However, be careful not to consume raw elderberry, it could be harmful and cause diarrhea and vomiting. Without it, it is edible only heat-treated. Sambunigrin, a toxic substance contained in elderberry, disappears by cooking at a temperature of around 70°. It would therefore be ideal to consume elderberry as a drink, juice or infusion, or in the form of food supplements to be swallowed, or syrups to be diluted.