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Boosting Immunity Naturally

Feb. 6, 2021, 11:23 a.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 392 views)

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On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails.

To boost our immune system, we need to adopt a multi-pronged approach.

Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy.

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1.Don't smoke- Cigarette smoking can also affect immune health. Smoking also worsens viral and bacterial infections, post-surgical infections.

2.Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables- Consume green vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices. These are essential to keeping your immune system functioning properly.

3.Exercise regularly- Exercise boosts mood and energy and lowers your risk of developing chronic diseases.

4.Maintain a healthy weight- Overweight people tend to suffer from more infections and illnesses. Overweight or obese people’s immune cells don’t respond adequately to invaders of all types.

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5.If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation- high levels of alcohol consumption can weaken your body’s ability to fight infection and slow down your recovery time.

6.Get adequate sleep- Adults should aim to get 7 or more hours of sleep each night, while teens need 8–10 hours and younger children and infants up to 14 hours.

7.Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.

8.Try to minimize stress-Positive thoughts reduce stress and inflammation and increase resilience to infection — while negative emotions can make you more susceptible to the common cold and flu.

So here are three home-made immunity boosting drinks. However, something to be kept in mind is that regularly having these drinks can not prevent you from Covid-19, but can only make your immune system stronger to fight against viruses.

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