FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Lifestyle changes to make today for a stronger immune system
On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of protecting you from diseases. Hence, optimizing the immune system with simple lifestyle changes for better immune response is key!
Building a strong immune system
The immune system is like an orchestra. For the best performance, every orchestra member should perform at their best and exactly according to time and plan. Likewise, to best protect your body from harm, every component of your immune system has to function as it should at the right time!
Easy lifestyle changes to boost your immunity
Here are two important and easy lifestyle changes to make to build a strong immune system.
- Add immune-boosting food to the daily diet
The nutrients you get from plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables and herbs are essential for the functioning of the immune system. Zinc, folate, iron, selenium, copper and vitamins (A, B, C, D, E,) obtained from the right foods are vital as each nutrient plays an essential role in supporting the overall immune function. Food is not only for nutrition but can also be used as a medicine in many combinations to cleanse, to detox, to supplement and look after overall health.
‘When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When the diet is right, medicine is of no need’
- Get better sleep
Your body heals and regenerates while you sleep. Therefore, having adequate sleep is important for a healthy immune response. When you are sleep-deprived, your body produces stress hormones that suppress your immune system. This wears down the immune system and the body will have fewer reserves to fight off infections or recover from illness. Adults should get at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep per night to boost immunity and improve overall health!
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