How can you improve your immune system?
Is it possible to intervene in this process and boost your immune system?
What if you could improve your diet? Start taking vitamin, minerals and herbal preparations.
What if you could make better lifestyle changes with the hope of producing a near-perfect immune system
In this post, I will show you how you can boost your immune system in 8 natural ways.
Below I have highlighted the significant bits for you, just in case your schedule is tight.
Click the link you want to start with or, by all means, continue.
- Eat More Garlic
- Drink Lemon
- Make A Batch Of Chicken Soup
- Indulge In Tea Time
- Have Yogurt For Breakfast
- Soak Up Some Sun
- Laugh Lots or A Little
It’s tempting to binge-watch your favourite show until 3.00 am, but research tells us that staying up all night can wreak havoc on your immune system.
Having a weakened immune system makes you more likely to catch a virus and make it even harder to fight and recover.
Do you and your immune system a favour ditch the late-night screen time and get the recommended seven to eight hour sleep time.
2) Eat More Garlic
You may not be doing your breath any favours; eating garlic can do wonders for your health. Not only does it boost your immune system, but it can also prevent heart disease.
The best part is that it tastes delicious; blend pesto and raw garlic and throw it over favours or bread with a drizzle of olive oil.
Or, if your feeling bold, whip up a spicy homemade immunity shot with raw garlic, ginger, carrots, and lemon for a quick system shot.
3) Drink Lemon
Combine lemon, honey, ginger, and turmeric with warm water. Many people swear by this tonic as a tried and true remedy for colds. But does this magical elixir work? Or is it just an old wives tale?
Well, the research for each ingredient looks promising. Ginger is another powerful antioxidant with antiviral properties., and used to treat digestive issues such as nausea and motion sickness.
Lemon juice is high in vitamin C, which, according to the Mayo Clinic, can be used for its antioxidant properties and to prevent the common cold.
Lastly, studies also show that curcumin, a component in the spice turmeric, can help regulate the immune system.
4) Make A Batch Of Chicken Soup
If you think that bowl of chicken soup is just comfort food, think again.
The ingredients used to make the soup (listed below have all been found to slow down the migration of white blood cells into the upper respiratory tract, which helps reduce the symptoms of cold and flu.
- Irish potato
5) Indulge In Tea Time
Sipping tea in the morning or right before bed is so relaxing; it might also be its form of meditation.
Perhaps the best thing about tea is its variety in taste and nutritional benefits.
6) Have Yogurt For Breakfast
Probiotics found in yoghurt can strengthen the body’s immune system and help fight them off infection.
Yoghurt is also rich in vitamin D3 which also gives your immune system a healthy boost.
Not only is yoghurt nutritious morning medicine, but researchers have also found that consuming vanilla yoghurt may make you happier too.
Talk about a win-win situation!
7) Soak Up Some Sun
You may resist the idea of going outside in winter, but when there’s a bit of sun shining, get out and enjoy it, it’s excellent for boosting your immunity.
Just make sure not to overdo it; if you live in sunnier climates, too many rays can result in sunburn and some skin cancers.
You only need a few minutes out in it; between 15-20 minutes are good to get the vitamin D dosage you need.
8) Laugh Little or Lots
Laughing and an overall happy, positive attitude lowers stress levels and promotes restful sleep, arguably two of the most crucial elements to a healthy mind and body.
Providing your immune system with all the minerals it needs can only help re-enforce your overall mental and physical health.
As always, all contributions to the discussion are always encouraged and always very much appreciated.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong
*Please note that this post’s information is for general information and not a substitute for healthcare professionals’ expertise and judgment.