Immune system helps us fight against harmful pathogens. It acts as a wall between our body all the harmful germs that want to enter in it. A strong immune system strengthens that wall and keeps us away from various diseases. Here are some tips on how to boost immune system naturally.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Plant based foods like fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, etc. are full of antioxidants, minerals, and nutrients that not only boosts our immune system but also help in fighting against harmful viruses or germs.
Eating a diet that is rich in protein, fats, and vitamins also boosts the immunity and keeps the harmful pathogens away from our body.
Exercising regularly increases stamina and resilience which helps in fighting off infections and viruses. Exercising makes us fit, contributes in the improvement of mental health, and relaxes the mind.
All of this leads to a healthy body and calm mind which contributes in boosting the immunity indirectly because exercising does not have any direct impact on immunity.
Get sound sleep
Immunity and sleep go hand in hand. A body that rests and sleeps properly is more likely to fight against sickness or illness than a body who doesn’t.
Adults should sleep for 7-8 hours, teens should sleep 8-10 hours and younger or infants should get a sleep up to 14 hours on an average to have a naturally strong immune system.
A healthy and strong immune system is a result of relieved stress and anxiety less body.
Long term stress leads to imbalance and inflammation in the immune system.
Some of the activities that can help in reducing stress and anxiety are yoga, meditation, exercise, etc. You should try to practice mindfulness in any way possible as it helps in reducing stress which therefore strengthens the immune system.
Choose the right supplements
A lot of people are low levels or deficiency of a lot of vitamins, minerals, etc. You should get your tests done to confirm whether you’re facing a deficiency or not. Choose your supplements according to the reports, and eat or take those supplements.
You should start taking foods that are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamins D, Zinc, Garlic, etc.
A good hygiene is the key to avoid infections. Some of the measures to avoid infections are:
- You should wash your hands before and after preparing or eating food, after using the bathroom and dry your hands after washing them.
- You should also cover a cough by using a cloth or tissue.
- You should wash and bandage all the cuts and wounds to prevent infections.
- Avoid direct contact with people who have cough, cold, etc.
A strong immune system has the ability to fight against so many infections and diseases. Using a mix of all the above and some precautions, we can make the immune system stronger and powerful.