3 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR FAMILY’S IMMUNITY

Our body’s biggest protector is our immune system. As we all know, the immune system is a composite network of cells, tissues, organs, and the processes that they undergo to help the body in fighting infections and various diseases. How much ever the medicines produced by several drug manufacturers help us in treating diseases, it can nowhere be matched with the latent strength that our immunity can bestow. Hence, the best way to stay healthy is to boost our immunity through natural ways. Three important easy and healthy ways include:

WATER:

Water is colourless, odourless and tasteless. But the number of wonders that it creates, is actually countless! It is a natural immune booster. Whenever we are sick, we are advised to drink a lot of water and that is because water flushes out all toxins. On the other hand, it carries all the essential nutrients and minerals to each and every part of the body, boosting immunity. It restores the balance of the body and takes care of important day to day activities such as regulating body temperature, lubricating joints etc. Not to forget it is the primary carrier of oxygen to every cell in our body facilitating proper functioning, repairs and recovery.

It is recommended to drink at least eight glasses of water to say fit and healthy. By adding mint or lemon to water the benefits are manifold. These contain a lot of antioxidants that help in detoxing your body. An appropriate level of vitamin C is highly essential to boost the immunity of your family. Nowadays various supplements for essential vitamins and minerals are made available by pharmaceutical manufacturing companies.

IMMUNE BOOSTERS:

Consuming healthy vegetables and fruits is the key. Install a healthy diet system for your family. Make sure that they get the nourishment of each of the following, daily.

  • Vitamin C –the highest immune booster, can be found in broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, lemons, sprouts, dark leafy greens, parsley, etc.
  • Vitamin D – rich in egg yolks, liver, fish liver oil (Vitamin D3)
  • Vitamin E – a powerful antioxidant found in nuts, seeds, avocados, olives, spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, and prunes.
  • B12 and B6 – in nuts, seeds, dairy, bananas etc
  • High-quality proteins – essential for healing and repair and found in organic meat, cheese, eggs, dairy, fish, nuts, seeds, quinoa, lentils, beans, etc.
  • Zinc – high in sesame and pumpkin seeds
  • Coconut oil – has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities. It contains lauric acid which helps in strengthening the immune system on the whole.
  • Fermented foods – kombucha, yoghurt etc contain probiotics or “good” bacteria.

Today, there are a lot of third-party manufacturing pharma companies or contract manufacturing companies producing nutritional supplements rich in the above immune boosters.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE:

Sleep – First of all, having sufficient sleep of 8 hours every day is very important. If you are not able to take care of your body. Let your body take care of itself!

Physical activity – At least half an hour every day should be devoted to exercising or sports. Apart from the known advantages, these activities will help in easy and quick cell repair and regeneration.

Destress – Engage yourself in some activity that will help you to destress yourself. It can be dancing, singing, chatting with your loved ones or even drawing. Because it is rightly said that the best way to be healthy is to be happy. Keep your immune system happy too.

Don’ts – Quit alcohol, smoking and tobacco. Reduce the consumption of sugars, refined carbohydrates like white pasta, refined wheat flour (Maida), pastries etc. Avoid trans fats and damaged fats like in packaged foods.

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