5 lifestyle Changes Will Strong your Immune System
The human immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins. Together, they fight against foreign particle or pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and any other species that causes disease or infection. When our immune system receives a signal about the presence of a pathogen, it triggers an immune response. The immune system releases antibodies, which attach to antigens on the pathogens and kill them. Our immune system is like a survival kit for us. A person with a strong immune system is said to be a healthy individual.
With the spread of COVID-19, there is a high possibility that anyone who has a strong immune system can fight this disease. People with weak immune systems have the least chances of survival. On the whole, our immune system does an extraordinary job of defending us against disease-causing pathogens. But sometimes it fails. A pathogen invades successfully and makes us sick. Is it possible to interfere in this process and boost your immune system? Is it possible for us to do something to improve our defense against pathogens? Yes! You are the one sitting on the driving seat. You can play your part in improving your immune system. Changing your lifestyle for the sake of making your immunity strong is the best option. Here are some lifestyle changes you need to make:
1. Maintain a healthy diet
Studies have shown that malnourished people and people from poverty-stricken areas are more prone to infectious diseases. Deficiencies of micronutrients such as iron, copper, zinc, folic acid, and vitamins reduce immunity. You need to take vegetables and fruits to maintain a healthy diet. Increase intake of food products that are rich in protein (chicken, egg, almonds, and yogurt), vitamin C (oranges, lemon, strawberries, spinach, and broccoli), Vitamin B6 (chicken, tuna fish, and chickpeas) and Vitamin E (nuts and seeds). Taking multivitamins and mineral supplements might also help in boosting your immunity. Avoid processed foods because they contain empty calories that do not provide your body with vitamins, nutrients, or fiber. Read More...
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