In our daily lives, it can really be challenging to keep ourselves fit and healthy. Other than, by eating healthily, doing exercise and having enough rest; you can do these few things to boost your immune system further:
- Drink lemon juice: Diluted lemon juice contain enough electrolytes that can restore the pH balance of your body. You can add a squeeze of lemon to regular drinking water, tea, dips, sauces and salad dressings. Lemon juice can help to suppress the growth of bad viruses and bacteria in your body. Lemon is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and bioflavonoid.
- Use herbs: Our ancestors used herbs to prevent and cure various diseases. Modern researches have fully confirmed that effectiveness of herbs in preventing various diseases. In fact, many medicines have substances that are derived from plants, starting from aspirin. When there’s an outbreak of common flu in your area, you can use ginger or garlic to boost your defense against external viral threats. Stress can weaken your immune system, you may use lavender, rosemary, calendula or chamomile to soothe your troubled mind.
- Have quality sleep: Everyone sleeps every day, but not all of them have quality sleep. Only when you are sound asleep, you can repair tissues and cells in your body. With quality sleep, your body can boost endocrinal health and improve the hormonal balance. After a good night sleep, your mind will feel relaxed and you are prepared to deal with another potentially stressful day. Sleep contributes in clear thinking, so you can make sound decision about what to eat and how to exercise.
- Have enough protein intake: It’s a common fact that protein is the building block of tissues in our body. Lower carbohydrate and higher protein intake are recommended if you want to boost your physical condition. When your body is fully maintained and regularly repaired, your immune system will be at an optimal level. If you have protein in your body, you should be able to promote muscle and bone growth. Higher intake of simple carbs and fat will increase the lipid deposits in your body. If you love doing outdoor activities and exercising at gym, even higher protein intake is recommended.
- Drink enough water: We are living on a water world with relatively small land mass compared to the wide expanse of the ocean. Consequently, we are water-based beings as well, with about 70 percent of our body made out of water. Slight drop in water level in our body will start to cause various problems. If you drink less than eight glasses of water, you may suffer from cellular malfunctions, which affect the overall immune system as well.
- Reduce caffeine intake: A small amount of daily intake of caffeine is acceptable. In fact, it is shown by evidence that a cup of black coffee each day can help to prevent some diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular problems. However, getting addicted to caffeine will disrupt healthy sleep and your immune system as well.