8 Healthy Ways to Naturally Strengthen your Immune System, Part II

April 13, 2020

8 Healthy Ways to Naturally Strengthen your Immune System, Part II

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   5. Eat lots of veggies

Vegetables are packed full of essential vitamins and nutrients like potassium, vitamin A, folate, fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and more! Eating veggies will help replenish your body, boost your immune system and sustain your health. However, for some people this is easier said than done. Eating healthy can be challenging, but there are tons of healthy alternatives that you can introduce into your diet to help you take on this challenge. Try replacing rice with grated cauliflower, or using lettuce leaves instead of taco shells. Using vegetables as your base instead of carbs is an easy way to start introducing more veg into your diet, as well as a fun way to get creative with the food you eat.

   6. Drink lots of water

We’ve all heard it a thousand times before, “DRINK MORE WATER!”. But why? Water makes up more than half of your body weight and is involved in many important functions to keep your body working properly. The 3 main functions that water is involved with are: flushing waste from your body, regulating body temperature, and helping your brain function. All of these things are crucial to your well-being. Staying hydrated can help flush out toxins and waste from your body and boost your immune system to prevent against potential disease and illness. On average, drinking about 8-11 cups of water per day is a sure-fire way to sustain your health and to naturally boost your immune system!

   7. Wash your hands

Getting in the habit of washing your hands regularly is a great way to eliminate the spread of germs and virus’. With that being said, we don’t always have access to a soap and a sink at any given point during our day. Keeping a bottle of hand-sanitizer on the go either in your pocket, purse or stashed in your car is great to have on the fly at times when you may need it most!

   8. Manage your stress

Stress is an unfortunate and inevitable part of life, and too much of it can cause serious damage to your body as well as your well-being. High amounts of stress can be linked to several ailments such as headaches: upset stomach, lethargy, and frequent colds or infections. High stress levels can put pressure on your immune system and eventually weaken it over time. Learning to manage your stress is a crucial factor in maintaining a healthy immune system. Managing stress can be done in several different ways, often it involves focusing on what makes you happy and helps you to relax. In other words, making time for yourself every day to do what makes you happy is an excellent way to help manage and relieve your stress. This could be simple things like taking a bath, reading a book, watching your favourite show, or practicing piano – whatever it may be, make time for it every day!

 


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