TURKISH SPICES THAT SUPPORT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

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SPICES THAT SUPPORT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM DURING THE PASSAGE OF THE SEASON

Especially in these days when the weather is getting colder, diseases such as colds and flu are also on the rise. The heat imbalances caused by the change of seasons and the transition to face-to-face education in schools are also setting the stage for the spread of diseases. Keeping the immune system strong, on the other hand, plays a key role for all diseases, including Covid-19. A healthy diet and the right choice of food are important for increasing body resistance. For example, spices used to flavor dishes actually support immunity as well as nutrients. Turkey Medicals clinic member and Turkish specialist dietician, gave information about the health benefits of spices…

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TURMERIC

Turmeric is a spice rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamin A, vitamin E, β-carotene, vitamin C and vitamins of group B. Turmeric has antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Thanks to these effects, turmeric protects and strengthens the immune system.

Thanks to the curcumin content in the polyphenols, various cancers, antilipidemi, Parkinson’s disease, gastrointestinal problems, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis preventive health problems such as a medicine man and a disturbing effect.

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GINGER

Ginger contains the vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium and phosphorus. In experimental studies, it has been determined that the antioxidant effects of ginger are high enough to be compared with standard antioxidant substances. It supports immunity with the vitamin C contained in it.

Ginger prevents colds and is an aid in their treatment. It is an expectorant and is good for coughing. It can also be consumed as a preventative against diseases during the cold and flu season. It has been observed in studies that it can act as a wall in the immune system thanks to its antioxidant effects, protects against cancer and has anti-aging effects. It has provided positive results in patients by regulating insulin resistance in type 2 diabetic patients.

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THYME

Thyme is often used in world cuisines mainly as an aromatic plant, but it also comes to the fore as a medicinal plant. Thyme is a rich source of fiber, calcium, iron, manganese and vitamins A, B6 and C. It is a powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent and supports the immune system with these properties. It is especially useful for diseases of the upper respiratory tract such as flu, bronchitis, sore throat, cough and colds.

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MINT

It has an anti-microbial effect. Manganese is a very good source of vitamins A and C. It is also rich in folate, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, omega 3 fats and B2 vitamins.

Mint, which contains vitamins A and C in abundance, is immune-friendly with dry or age-related conditions. The winter season can be spent healthily and efficiently with mint tea, which has an infection-relieving effect.

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CLOVE

Cloves are rich in vitamins A, K, E, B6, as well as calcium, manganese, potassium and sodium minerals. Cloves have a high antioxidant power and are a very good painkiller, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory. Vitamins K and C contained in it play a role in supporting the immune system. Consuming cloves in cold weather, when the body’s resistance decreases, protects against many seasonal ailments.

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RED PEPPER

Red pepper is one of the largest sources of dietary antioxidants (flavonoids, phenolic acids, carotenoids, vitamin A, ascorbic acid, tocopherols). Red pepper is also used as a natural antibacterial agent. Thanks to these properties, it supports and strengthens immunity. So, what are the other foods that support immunity? Here are the recipes of spicy drinks that support and maintain immunity…

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GREEN TEA WITH GINGER LEMON

1 teaspoon of dry green tea, 3 cubes of fresh ginger, 2 slices of lemon, 1 stick of cinnamon.

Its making:

You can consume the ingredients by boiling them together.

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APPLE TEA WITH TURMERIC HONEY

1 apple, 2-3 cloves, 1 turmeric, 1 teaspoon of honey.

Its making:

You can consume it by adding honey after boiling apples, cloves and turmeric.

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GOLDEN MILK

1 glass of milk (animal or vegetable), 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 pinch of black pepper.

Its making:

You can mix all the ingredients with hot or cold milk and consume it.

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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

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Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

Certificates:

Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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