The immunity wand, the secret weapon of beauty and good metabolism: olive oil.
Do you dress your salad with olive oil? Do you sprinkle it on bread for toasting? Do you make marinades with it? If not, this autumn would be a good time to start. Olive oil protects your immune system from viral attacks just as well as vitamins.
First of all, olive oil is full of monounsaturated fatty acids: under that boring name are real immunomodulators. They boost the activity of interleukins, the cells that are part of the immune system.
Actually, the other fatty acids, polyunsaturated (of which there are many in sea fish), are more popular, but no one is stopping us from eating both, that is, pouring olive oil or a sauce based on it over cooked trout.
Secondly, olive oil is rich in polyphenols, which are antioxidants that protect cells from damage and increase the body’s resistance, and also inhibit inflammatory processes.
Dressing a salad once a day with a tablespoon of olive oil (or using it in any other way) is enough to postpone your own cold season indefinitely.