Did you know that all diseases, starting from cancer, Hear diseases, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis are all deeply connected with the immune system? That is why, having a weak immune means you are exposed to all of them. Fortunately, by implementing some simple lifestyle changes and everyday habits, it is possible to boost your immune system and prevent any kind of disease happen in the first place. You cannot claim to have an optimal health without first having an optimal diet and lifestyle.
Keeping in mind that the best line of defense comes from your habits, is a good start. Below, you can find three ways to naturally protect and boost your immune system by increasing its efficiency and eventually, keeping you more protected against every health-related problem.
Get some sunshine
Research after research is showing how important vitamin D really is especially when it comes to our immune system. It seems to play an important role in the strength increase of your defense system. It fights bacteria and viruses in an efficient and quick way. Unfortunately, vitamin D is the number one vitamin that most of the people today don’t get enough. The problem with this vitamin is that our body is unable to produce it. It requires proper foods and most importantly, sunshine to make our system start producing it. In winter times, when our immune system is more fragile, this vitamin happens to be more and more difficult to get since the day becomes shorter. That is why, is extremely important to always have some alternative ways to include this vitamin in your daily diet.
Get moving and keep the stress away
The reasons why we’ve put these two components together is because they are strongly related to each other. You cannot find a better way to fight stress than exercising. Even though most of us are perfectly aware of all benefits an active life can bring, is still important to know how to incorporate the physical activity in the right way. Exercises significantly improve the calculation of our white blood cells. Also, boost the produce of natural Killer T cells that are vital to a strong immune system. When having a stressful job, and doing a sedentary life, our immune system becomes very fragile. Our body’s natural balances are damaged. This is when we immediately become exposed to every kind of disease possible. That is why; finding ways to reduce the level of stress is a critical part when strengthening your immune system. Physical activity, meditation and involving yourself in something you really enjoy, are just some effective and simple ways to help you achieve that.
Smoothies also help
Having a natural-oriented, balanced diet, means you are stronger than any other person who consumes high processed foods and forgets what vitamins are. Smoothies are one of the best and simple ways to pack all vital nutrients. Your immune system needs them in order to protect you from any kind of disease. When preparing your daily smoothie (try to consume it in the morning), try to always include a fruit that contains vitamin C (orange, pineapple, strawberries). Also, a green leafy veggie (spinach or kale), and a red or purple fruit or vegetable. These elements can provide you a healthy dose of nutrients that your immune system really need to properly function.