I have listed 5 simple ways you can boost your immune system. If you find yourself often catching colds or feeling run down, the following immune boosting tips will help you stay in top notch health.
1 – Take Probiotics
Did you know that 70% of your immune system is in your gut? As we all know, your stomach is housing trillions of microorganisms. In order to beef up your immune system, you need to increase the amount of the beneficial bacteria in order to crowd out the harmful bacteria.
By maintaining a high level of good bacteria, you are helping your digestive system to absorb the nutrients from the food you eat which strengthens your immune system. A properly functioning intestinal tract is our first line of defense against bacterial, viral or fungal invaders.
2 – Don’t Forget Your Daily Multivitamin
Even with an excellent diet, you can still miss out on important nutrients that your immune system needs in order to work properly.
Look for vitamins that are plant based and not made artificially in a lab and also without any preservatives and unnatural flavors or colors
3 – Include Super Foods in Your Diet
Superfoods include blueberries which are high in vitamin C and potassium. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory. Include foods high in Omega 3 for better heart and joint health. Include servings of wild salmon and also snacking on walnuts. Other super foods include wheat grass and chlorella.
4 – Learn To Control Your Reaction to Stress
You can’t avoid stressful situations but you have total control over your reaction. Daily meditation can help you remain focused and relaxed, all it takes is 10 minutes a day. Practicing calming exercises, such as yoga and tai chi are beneficial.
5 – Get More Sleep
From my observations in my workplace, I believe this is the most challenging to achieve. Sleep is so important, yet everyone seems to be so tired. We just need to turn off our electronics and imagine a warm snuggly bed.
How have you managed to boost your immune system?