How to Boost Your Immunity
The immune system is a host defense system comprising of many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. And now that we’re facing a huge pandemic, experts are saying that, more than ever, it is very important to boost your immune system. Read on for some tips on how to boost your immunity.
How to Boost Your Immune System
Watch Your Food
Experts are now recommending that people focus their “diet” to be rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats. An important thing that you should keep on your grocery list is food with vitamin C, like oranges. And, you should also look for food with antioxidants, like berries, dark chocolate, kidney beans, green teas, tomatoes, and apples. Antioxidants boost our body’s ability to repair itself.
You should completely avoid processed and fast food. This food usually is more inflammatory.
To complement your food, you can use some vitamin pills, but, in this case, more is not better! A large number of vitamin pills, shots or infusions will not protect you from getting the virus. And, the extremely high doses can cause serious problems. Please get advise from your doctor or pharmacy before taking any vitamins or supplements.
Gyms are closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t exercise in your home. Exercise helps your antibodies and white blood cells circulate more quickly. This means you’re more likely to prevent viruses.
If you have a garden or a place in your house where the sun shines, it’s perfect. By choosing a place like this, you will exercise your body and get some vitamin D, which is great for boosting your immune system. The key to exercise is, in otherwise, moderation. You do also need to have time to relax your body. If you are used to doing exercise often, you should do it for 75 minutes. If you’re not, try to go more slowly.
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Get Enough Sleep
Think of yourself like your computer – at the end of the day, you usually turn it off completely and you only turn it on the next day. You should do the same. Try to get at least seven hours of sleep each day.
Cut Down on Alcohol
The concentration of sugar that each alcoholic drink has is huge! And when consumed in excess (sugar and alcohol), your body’s capacity to produce white blood cells is less. In the long term, the consumption of alcohol can compromise your immune system.
We hope these tips have helped you! If you have more ideas on how to boost your immunity, comment below!
Words by Rita Archer