Nutrition advice: Food to strengthen our immune system

Monica Schettino – Wellbeing Manager

When speaking about a social activity, we usually talk about consuming alcohol. But this little pleasure, rooted in festive customs, has featured for a long time at the top on the list of foods with negative impact on one’s health. The recommendation is to limit ourselves to “moderate” consumption, meaning no more than 10 “standard” drinks per week. Yet ideally we should not consume it at all.

Food deficiencies
Monica Schettino, Aspria’s expert in nutrition advice, explains: “In a perfect world, adopting a balanced and natural diet, emphasizing fruits and vegetables and banning processed products, should be enough to guarantee we absorb all the micronutrients and macronutrients that our body needs. “However, our environment and our hectic lifestyle inevitably lead to nutritional deficiencies. The most common deficiencies are in magnesium, vitamin D and iron, not to mention vitamin C, zinc and B vitamins.

In the event of certain deficiencies in essential vitamins or trace elements, supplements may be taken and will be useful – bearing in mind however that their intake must be monitored medically.

A question of balance
Given its vision to enable living life well, Aspria isn’t just about fitness. Our clubs are spaces dedicated to health and wellbeing, catering to all ages. In these uncertain times, we realize more than ever that health is essential and that being in good shape is an extraordinary asset. This health crisis shows that taking care of yourself is essential and this is what Aspria encourages everyone to do on a daily basis.

Regular and moderate physical activity, a varied and balanced diet, good quality sleep and consistent stress management require some discipline, but they should not necessarily become a chore. The key to turning them into daily habits is having an enjoyable time doing it. And every Aspria expert is there to encourage members in this process.

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