5 Ways to Boost Immunity

Immunity is the main mechanism of host defense against infectious agents, demonstrated by the enormous success of vaccination in eradicating disease. Your immune system is incredibly complex. It has to be strong enough and sophisticated enough to fight off a variety of illnesses and infections, but not so strong that it overreacts unnecessarily — causing allergies and other autoimmune disorders to develop. 

Your lifestyle can affect how well your immune system can protect you from germs, viruses, and chronic illness. There are plenty of supplements and products in the grocery store that claim to help boost your immune system.


Factors that help as Immunity boosters

Despite its complexity, there are everyday lifestyle habits you can focus on to help give your immune system what it needs to fight off an infection or illness. Replacing bad health habits with good ones can help keep your immune system healthy.

  • Maintain a Healthy diet – A healthy diet is key to a strong immune system. This means making sure you eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, lean protein and healthy fats.
  • Physical activity – It is an important part of being healthy and supporting a healthy immune system. A daily 30-minute walk can help stimulate your immune system fight infection.
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  • Hydration – Water is an important component of lymph, which carries important infection-fighting immune cells around your body. Being dehydrated slows down the movement of lymph, sometimes leading to an impaired immune system.
  • Regular sleep cycle -Irregular sleep pattern can lead to higher levels of a stress hormone. It may also lead to more inflammation in your body. Important infection-fighting molecules are created while you sleep.
  • Minimize stress – Chronic stress exposes your body to a steady stream of stress hormones that suppress the immune system. Practice activities like deep breathing, mediation, prayer or exercise, you should also get familiar with the activities that help you reduce stress.

If you’re looking for ways to help boost your immune system, consider keeping up with your lifestyle habits, rather than relying on claims on a label. Also it has been observed that people who meditate regularly may have healthier immune system responses.


Source : https://www.webmd.com/arthritis/about-inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6673706/

https://www.houstonmethodist.org/blog/articles/2020/mar/5-ways-to-boost-your-immune-system/

Author: Pallabi Sinha

I am a Nutritionist with 6 years of expertise in the field. I have a knack of convincing people to switch to a healthier lifestyle.

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