The immune system in our body which mainly consists of lymph, lymph nodes, spleen, T cells etc. and all of these play a role in protecting the body against foreign organisms like viruses, parasites, bacteria, infection causing organisms etc. Thus immune system protects us from a wide array of infections and keeps us protected; this is known as providing immunity. What happens in some situations is that our body starts to lose this power of immunity and becomes susceptible to all these diseases and infections. Therefore you need external immunity strengthening agents which will help in regaining this power. Although there are plenty of products sold in market as immunity boosting products; let us have a look at some agents which are natural and strongly boost the immune system.
Following Are Ten Simple Ways Of Boosting Your Immunity And Staying Healthy:
Probiotics; this is frequently heard term but why are they so good? So these probiotics contain live form of bacteria and some type of yeast which is good. When your system especially stomach loses the good type of bacteria due to reasons like excessive antibiotics or any infection or disease, these probiotics balance the levels of good bacteria and help in regaining the immunity. Curd is a very good example of probiotic food. Some of the other examples of foods that naturally act as probiotics are bananas, onion, garlic, whole wheat etc. additionally, there are a couple of probiotic drinks easily available in market.
Early Morning Sun Rays
We are aware that the morning sun rays boost our Vitamin D production. This Vitamin D along with keeping the bones strong also strengthens the immunity and protects us against number of flu like infections.
Performing aerobic exercises for about 30-40min every day boosts your virus destroying cells (mainly T cells) and increases immunity.
There are a number of foods which are immunity boosting. It is said that if you eat a balanced and nutritious diet regularly, which includes these immunity boosting agents, you will not have to worry about petty cough and cold and low immunity issues. These immunity developing foods include guava, lemons, oranges (rich in antioxidants and vitamin C), carrots, tomatoes, pumpkin, papaya (rich in phytonutrients and beta carotene), garlic (anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory), flaxseeds, curd (natural probiotic), almonds, seafood, green leafy vegetables and green tea.
Take Steps To Avoid Infection
Maintain good sanitation and hygiene and keep yourself protected from germs and bacteria. Preferably use sanitizer regularly.
Avoiding Antibiotic Abuse
The main function of antibiotics is to kill microbes (disease causing microbes) which make you fall ill. If these antibiotics are used in excess and they are abused literally for every small infection, they kill good bacteria along with the bad ones. Destroying good bacteria (which are immunity boosting bacteria) makes you susceptible to various infections. Hence it is advised to consider using antibiotics only under recommendation of your doctor; OTC use must be avoided.
Sleep Pattern And Reduce Stress Levels
A sufficient amount of sleep keeps you fit and fine. Normally an adult will require about 6-8 hours of sound sleep. However, if the sleep is inadequate the stress levels in body increases and this reduces the immune power. Also any other type of physical or mental stress contributes to reduced immunity. Hence you should sleep adequately and make sure the sleep is sound without any distractions.
Herbs That Boost Immunity
Consume medicinal herbs at regular intervals to get a strong immune power. Examples of medicinal immunity boosting herbs include ginseng, garlic, medicinal mushrooms etc.
Stay Physically Active
People are moving towards developing a sedentary lifestyle; which is a grave condition. You simply sit in front of your computer screen like a machine for the entire day; which means practically no exercise, no body movement. In active lifestyle increases obesity, make you dull and also affects your immune power. Instead of this if you have an active way of life it will directly improve your immunity. Hence you should not avoid and ignore daily exercise and physical activity.
Smoking is very dangerous to health as it contains enormous amounts of toxic stuff. Quit smoking if you are and along with also stay protected any passive smoke which is proven to be equally harmful.
Avoid Excess Intake Of Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol in excess damages your liver and increases waste and toxins in body. This is directly related to weakening of immunity.
Following these basic tips will unquestionably strengthen your immunity. Make sure you encourage your loved ones too that even they should adopt these simple practices of immunity building.
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