As we all know, once the flu season hits, unless we take a flu vaccine, things can get dicey if we get sick. It means at least a week or two of suffering from various symptoms until our body gets rid of the pesky virus. Not only that, but there are plenty of other bacteria and life forms which we might not be ready for because our immune systems are not ready. How do we boost our immune systems without resorting to medicine? Here are a couple of ways which you can use to boost your immune system, naturally.
A Diverse Nutrition Plan
Forget about the word, diet. They are not sustainable. If they are not sustainable, you cannot use them for the entirety of your life. If you want something to last, you have to change your nutrition. This might sound scary, but in reality, it means changing your nutrition, the things you eat, one by one. Processed sugar out, one sweet at a time, healthy carbohydrates in.
It sounds like a cliche, but the best way to boost your immunity is to eat lots of different fruits and vegetables. Foods rich in vitamin C like paprika are recommended, ginger and garlic are also quite good against various diseases. Ginger is especially good for the throat.
If you expected your life to be better because of a single plant, fruit or vegetable, then you expected a miracle. Adding more than a single plant to your nutrition is great, but exercising is also important. Exercise in itself is not a direct boost to your immune system, but an indirect one. By exercising regularly, you lower your blood pressure and improve your circulation. You also control your body weight because your muscles will be the ones requesting energy, thus speeding your metabolism up. Better circulation and regular weight is very good for your immune system.
Getting Enough Sleep
This is quite a problem for some people. People tend to sleep less and try and do as many things as possible within a single day. Some people just like staying awake. Others cannot sleep due to various problems. Getting enough sleep is essential for a strong immune system, because that is when the body does most of its repair work. Your brain lowers its activity, your muscles have time to rest and the body has time to do its repairs in peace. Imagine a large office building being thoroughly cleaned during the day, when everyone is there working. It would be impossible and messy. While this analogy might not be the best one, the gist should be very clear, sleep is good for a lot of things, immunity included.
Take care of yourselves, starting from better nutrition, more sleep and exercise!