Fall and winter are upon us and as we all know it is the season of the flu and cold we need to start gearing up our immune system to fight this battle. The temperature is cold and the air is dry, and because of this, the virus tend to live longer and can lead to affecting your respiratory system.
You should know that if you have a strong immune system, you can be at a lesser risk as compared to others to catch a flu or a cold. Making sure that you eat well and get adequate rest can help you keep your immune system in check and stay away from the cold and flu.
There are a number of natural methods by which you can work towards increasing the levels of immunity in your body. By doing so you can go ahead and enjoy the upcoming season without having to worry about your health. So, say goodbye to runny noses, body aches, head aches and sore throats and say hello to great health and a new way of life.
Below mentioned are a few tips that will help you build your immunity and stay on top of the game always:
You could build your immunity by cutting down on the level of sugar you consume. Try and reduce the amount of candy you eat, concentrated juices you drink and soda that you consume. It is known that one’s white blood cells will reduce their capacity to fight infections within 15 minutes of consuming 100g of sugar. Sugar promotes the growth of harmful bacteria and candida in the body, and this could lead to weaken your immune system as it could cause an overgrowth of yeast. Your intestinal health will thus be affected and your body will not be able to absorb the right nutrients from your food.
When you cook foods that contain Vitamin C, it will be destroyed. So, you have to ensure that you get the right amount of raw sources of Vitamin C. Lemons, Kale, oranges, apples, blueberries and bell peppers are an excellent source of Vitamin C. If you get the right amount of Vitamin C, you can be sure that you will be able to build your immunity and fight the risk of attracting the cold or flu.
The health of the mucous membranes that line the respiratory passages are benefitted tremendously with zinc. Foods that you should include in your diet to get the right amount of zinc include: oysters, eggs, seafood, tuna, chicken, legumes, whole grains and pumpkin seeds.
It is known that people who have are deficient in Vitamin D, often have weaker immune systems. Vitamin D supplements for people living in areas where the formation of Vitamin D could be a problem is necessary to build a strong immune system.
Infection Fighting Foods
If you wish to build your body to fight infection, then you must consume infection fighting foods that can make a difference. Raw honey, garlic and ginger are the top candidates as far as infection fighting foods are concerned. They are antiviral in nature and can boost your immunity well.
The right amount of rest too is essential for a strong immune system.
Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist as the winter draws to a close, so that you can tailor make a diet that helps you stay geared up and ready to fight infections and build a strong immune system for you and your entire family. Also ensure that that you speak with a Homeopath who can help you with herbal remedies or supplements that can keep your system strong, ready and protected.