Boost your immune system

Boost your immune system

Every cold season is accompanied by low temperatures and chilly weather, and precisely this transition from high to significantly lower degrees makes an impact on our immune system. The immune system refers to the balanced collaboration between the organs and cells in your body that defend you against all kinds of disease. It searches for the unwanted intruders in your body and eliminates them. That being said, it’s obvious that it is of crucial matter to support and embellish your immune system. Any developed malady could possibly lead to autoimmune or inflammatory diseases, or even to cancer. Low immune function is often related to unhealthy lifestyle, high-stress levels, nutritional habits and to person’s emotional state.

Nutrition

The deficiency of micronutrients, such as iron, copper, zinc or selenium leads to profound impairment of immune system. To prevent this from happening, be sure to intake foods of quality, such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains. Also, in order to boost your immune system, consume food rich in vitamins A, C and E. Over nutrition and may also lead to negative impact on the immune system. Obtain from drinking alcohol, or at least drink in moderation. Instead of alcohol, sip tea! Tea has proven to offer a great number of health benefits. Ingredients in it, known as alkyl-amines, can also be found in some of the cancerous bacteria, cells and parasites. Tea helps the immune system in a way that it teaches the immune cells to identify and remember these chemicals. To summarize, consume a lot of proteins, vitamins, essential fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals and your immune system will thank you.

Maintaining hygiene

Germs are crawling everywhere, especially on things that get touched by many people. Always have a tissue or something similar to use on doorknobs, microwaves, elevator buttons, bus handles etc. Wash your hands for at least 15 seconds and wash the viruses down the drain. You wouldn’t believe how often even adults, not only children, put their hands in their mouth. There are pocket alcohol-based hand cleansers available in shops that you should keep in your purse, so that you could be germ-free at any time. While sneezing or coughing, always cover your mouth and nose. Always wash your hands after. To dodge the flu and cold, avoid the public places filled with people and if you feel the symptoms, stay at home until you feel better. Even avoid hospitals (in case you don’t have problems with respiration), because you will be close to infectious people.

Exercise

As we have said, high-stress levels may be the reason of the immune cells decrease. In order to keep your inner peace in balance, use relaxation techniques, such as exercise. Exercising improves your breathing system and improves blood flow, which helps the immune cells to circulate through the body.

Drink plenty of fluids. Not only the tea, but it also includes the water. Six to eight glasses of water will help your body to fight off the viruses.

Make sure to get enough sleep! Studies have proven that your body needs an optimum of 7-8 hours of sleep to keep the immune system in balance.

 

Nessie L.B.



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