Feeling tired and run down all the time? Ready to have more energy? Let’s turbocharge your body’s defense system and get your immunity in peak condition now!
15 Ways to Turbocharge Your Immune System
Avocados contain healthy fats, antioxidants and essential amino acids to balance hormone production and adrenal function. Eat a few slices each day or add to a salad!
Exercise at least 4 days a week for 30 minutes to boost blood flow and reduce your risk to upper respiratory infections.
Fruit contains polyphenols a natural antiviral that can reduce the cold and flu virus. For a healthy fruit most people reach for oranges. Include some of these in your 3 or more servings a day: apples, cranberries and grapefruit.
Herbs can boost your immune system. Spice up your recipes and your health with oregano, turmeric, thyme, ginger and chili pepper. Here’s more: Top 10 Herbs and Spices from Natural News
Garlic helps break down the toxins in the organs and sinuses. Find ways to add more fresh garlic to your recipes or take a daily garlic supplement.
Meditation helps lower your stress level which can weaken the immune system. People who use mindfulness techniques like this have few illnesses.
Probiotics contain bacteria that are good for your health. Select fermented, unpasteurized foods or a supplement with lactobacillus for a healthy gut!
Sleep at least 7 to 8 hours each night for a healthy immune system and to reduce your risk to colds and flu.
Sweets lower your immune systems ability to fend off bacteria and viruses. As little as 6 tablespoons of sugar from soda, honey or a cookie drops your resistance for most of the day.
Toxins can be flushed out of your liver by eating kale, broccoli and cabbage providing a healthy environment for immune cells that live in the liver.
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that helps with the absorption of iron for healthy blood vessels. As an integrative approach to preventing colds increase your daily dose of vitamin C with these foods: strawberries, broccoli, kiwi and sweet red peppers.
Wash your hands and dry thoroughly after touching anyone or anything. Replace damp towels with dry ones often too.
Water is essential for a healthy body. Your immune cells defend against viruses and can’t do this if you are dehydrated. Drink half your body weight in ounces for healthy hydration each day.
Weight matters for a healthy immune system. Even a 5 to 10% weight loss can help prevent many illnesses.
Zinc plays an important role in immunity. Consume some of my favorites to increase your daily zinc dose: pumpkin seeds, cashews, pine nuts and black beans.
Which of the 15 ways to turbocharge your immune system will you start to include in your daily routine? I’d love to hear from you!
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