5 ways to Boost your Immune System
1. Add Some Sunshine
Vitamin D may be the secret to avoiding the cold and flu. Vitamin D plays an important role in strengthening your defense system to better fight any invading viruses and bacteria. It is also the number one vitamin deficiency in Americans. A great source of Vitamin D is cod liver oil. In addition to the Vitamin D, cod liver oil is also a great source of Vitamin A (an immune system superstar) and Omega 3 fatty acids (holds significant health benefits for the heart, brain, skin, and much more.)
2. Avoid Stress
When we experience stress, the natural balance of the body is affected in ways we could never imagine. In fact, stress takes an enormous toll on the immune system. Exercise, meditation, prayer, and yoga are all great ways of taking care of yourself and keeping stress levels low.
Exercise is one of the most powerful ways to boost the immune system. Twenty minutes of brisk walking 4-5 times per week has been shown to significantly improve the body’s immune response. This is also a good way to get a little bit of sunshine and add Vitamin D into your life. Not only does exercise improve the circulation of white blood cells throughout your body, but it has been shown to increase the production of natural killer T cells, which are essential for maintaining an optimum immune response.
4. Avoid Sugar
Sugar has devastating effects on the immune system and an average American consumes 2-3 pounds of sugar per person every year. Not only does sugar increase the production of hormones that suppress the immune system, refined sugar needs micronutrients to be metabolized. This requires your body to use stored vitamins and minerals, harming your defenses. Eating fruits and vegetables can help boost your immunity. Regardless of what vitamin and mineral you take, it should always be as a supplement to a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
5. Add an Immune Booster or Vitamin to your Diet
If you get recurrent infections, consider taking immune-supportive herbs such as Asian ginseng, American ginseng,or astragalus. Also adding a daily multivitamin to your diet can help give you the vitamins and minerals you need. You can also protect yourself with KillzRx Oral Immune Spray. It combats viral, fungal and bacterial activity, promoting a healthy lifestyle by helping to protect you from harmful germs.
Until next time, stay healthy!