Strong immunity prevent you from from illnesses and diseases. It also increase your recovery rate from illnesses and diseases. Your body’s immune system is more powerful than you probably imagine. When you are relaxed, and your body is working efficiently and consistently then you are much more resistant to illnesses.
The immune system – an interactive network of organs, cells and proteins – is the body’s main defense against viruses, bacteria or any other foreign substances.
I used scientific research on hormones, neurotransmitters, psychology, and mindfulness that I’d amassed over many years to create a daily plan that I hoped would change my life. And guess what? It did! Here are seven practices that help me feel more immunity and more joy in my life:
Here are seven ways to boost your immune system.
1. Drink Plenty of Water
No matter how healthy you are eating, it won’t help your body much if you are not also drinking ample water.
One of the benefits of drinking water is that adequate hydration has a positive effect on your immune system. Water helps flush toxins out of the body and ensures that your cells and organs get all of the oxygen they need to function properly.
2. Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables
Why do fruits and vegetables promote healthy immune function? This is because they provide antioxidants that help maintain healthy tissue around the sites of infection and support healing. Are you suffering from memory loss, low immunity, irritability and body aches? If so, you could be deficient in vitamin B12. dairy, eggs, and cheese are all good natural sources of vitamin B12. Vegetarian foods high in vitamin B12 include fortified cereals, fortified fruit juices, fortified tofu, yogurt, milk, and cheese. Drink antioxidant water.
3. Eat More Garlic
Garlic is one of the most potent of all superfoods! Not only does it go back thousands of years for treatment of sickness, but recent studies back up the legendary claims for garlic boosting your immune system.
Start including garlic powder or fresh chopped garlic in meals, and take a garlic capsule or two each day.
4. Eat Probiotic Yogurt
Eating probiotic yogurt every day is one of the best home remedies for low immunity. Probiotic yogurt contains billions of friendly gut organisms (probiotics) that help strengthen your immune system.
It aids the development of white blood cells and antibodies, which in turn reduces the incidence and duration of infections.
Eat 2 cups of probiotic yogurt with live cultures daily. You can also drink a smoothie made with yogurt and immune-boosting fruits like apples bananas, blueberries, and strawberries.
5. Get plenty of sleep
People who sleep less than seven hours per night are three times more likely to catch a cold. Therefore, make sure to turn in early and enjoy a couple of extra hours of shut-eye.
6. Do Yoga and Exercises
Exercising outdoors strengthens can your immune system. When you feel sickness coming on, a super-high-intensity workout isn’t a good idea, as hard training forces the body to do a lot of recovery at a time when your body needs all of its energy to try and fight off the oncoming sickness. For this reason, if you think you may be getting sick, switch to light-intensity exercise. The health benefits of exercise are numerous, but let’s talk about those endorphins. Endorphins are released during both aerobic and anaerobic exercise, creating a powerful effect on mood.
I like to get outside for some fresh air and go for a hike or go snowshoeing in the winter. These activities aren’t very strenuous for me, so they won’t force my body to do a lot of recovery. By just going outside, I feel my body recovering! If it’s too cold to get outside, you can also try doing some healing yoga.
7. Be Compassionate and Be Positive
Being optimistic and joyful is something we all should aspire for to remain healthy.
The immune system takes many of its cues from our thoughts and feelings. In fact, a positive attitude has been shown to improve immune cell functioning.