Boosting Your Immune System

We are indeed in very trying times. Facing a global pandemic can certainly be a cause of concern health wise. The fact that the recent pandemic still lacks a definitive solution in terms of a cure or a vaccine, times can really be worrisome. The best way to personally combat the current pandemic is via prevention. When it comes to your health, boosting your immune system can help you prevent from becoming a potential victim of virus and other pathogens. Here are some tips on how to do it.

Eat Organic And Whole Plant Foods

Whole and organic plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts and legumes are considered healthier since they have not yet gone through food processing, which can sometimes reduce the actual nutrients in most foods. Being organic makes them more beneficial since growing them use natural methods with less use of harmful chemical compounds usually used in commercial farms. Combined together, whole and organic foods provide the nutrients and antioxidants that help improve your body’s immune system. The antioxidants help decrease inflammation caused by free radicals in the body.

Limit Sugar And Refined Carb Intake

Too much sugar and carbs may not only be unhealthy, it may also contribute to obesity. Aside from refined carbs, excess sugar also works to make you become overweight. Obesity, in turn, may affect your immune system’s ability to fight off disease-causing pathogens. One study has shown that obese individuals given the flu vaccine are still twice more likely to still get the flu compared to people who are not overweight and given the same flu vaccine. Limiting your intake of sugar and carbs can help you improve your body’s immune system function.

Add Probiotics Into Your Diet

Foods rich in probiotics can help boost up the body’s immune system. Foods like yogurt, kefir, kimchi, and sauerkraut help introduce good bacteria into your digestive tract. Studies have shown that having a healthy population of good gut bacteria helps your immune system differentiate and recognize between normal cells from invading pathogens. People who include more probiotic foods into their daily diet also display a stronger immune response that protects them from getting infections.

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