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The immune system of your body is much more powerful than you probably see. In spite of the
fact that your world partners with infectious microorganisms you are reasonably healthy most
of the time. This is because of your immune system that defends your body from the disease-
causing microbes. A study from the University of Pennsylvania concluded that the immune
system cells could fight extremely hard-to-battle viruses and keep you healthy. It is essential for
your body to be capable of fighting the viruses causing the diseases. Mainly as we head into the
sniffle season. Here are some of the ways that you should follow to boost your immune system:
Consume lean protein at every meal. Only one food will not be able to fight billions of viruses
and bacteria causing diseases. But nutrients like protein take the lead in defending your body
from these germs. And this is one of the reasons antibiotics that defend the body from illnesses
are made of proteins. A lot of foods high in protein also comprise other immune-boosting
nutrients. Lean cuts of pork and beef, as well as protein from soy, beans, oysters and crab,
contain zinc. Zinc helps up the production of disease-fighting white blood cells. Almonds and
cashews are rich sources of protein that help in maintaining a healthy immune system.
Get adequate sleep and manage stress. Stress overload and sleep deprivation highly affects the
working of your immune system. Dance, read, listen to music or play with your dog. Do
whatever you like and reduce your stress levels. Getting enough sleep is also an important
Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits. The vegetables and fruits will provide your body with the
necessary nutrients to optimize the working of your immune system. All the vegetables and
fruits are good, but if you’re going to pick only some, opt for the ones that are rich in vitamins
C, A, and E. These vitamins helps white blood cells fight off infections more effectively. Studies
have shown that Vitamin E found in seeds, turnip greens and nuts combat flu and upper
Make it mushroom time. Consume medicinal mushroom of whatever variety you prefer
whether shitake, oysters, maitake, etc. also known as the “hen of thewoods”. These Japanese
mushrooms are a very good immune booster and are filled with anti-oxidants.
Go for a walk few times a day. A physical activity of 20 to 30 minutes a day will get the moving
of the white blood cells and the antibodies faster, and they will be able to detect the diseases
sooner. Also, an increase in circulation may also activate the discharge of hormones that
“warn” immune cells of the interfering pathogens. A moderate workout is enough as too much
of it can reduce the number of white blood cells circulating.
Take care of your immune system!