During the past few years, I have been very conscious about the food choices and overall self-care. Eating clean, plant based meals, committing to a 16-hour food break from the last meal of the day to breakfast next morning. Also incorporating workouts, at least 5 days a week— are the essential commitments for a healthy lifestyle.
The immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins. Together, these carry out bodily processes that fight off pathogens, which are the viruses, bacteria, and foreign bodies that cause infection or disease. When the immune system comes into contact with a pathogen, it triggers an immune response. The immune system releases antibodies, which attach to antigens on the pathogens and kill them. Read more about the Immune System here.
According to Ayuverdic ways to boost your immunity: “The digestive and metabolic systems function differently in each season. As a result, during the transition between one season and another, the digestive fire can fluctuate dramatically. This can lead to incomplete digestion and to the build-up of partially digested food in our tissues.”
Of course, each individual is unique. Still, there are a number of general strategies that can help to support immunity in all of us.
A healthy immune system needs good, regular nourishment. Doctors say that various micronutrient deficiencies— for example, deficiencies of vitamins A, B6, C, and E, selenium, iron, copper, and folic acid, effect of similar deficiencies on our immune system.
I am not a nutritionist, nor a health coach. But I am sharing my personal experience, and what I have learned through this journey. Cooking your food with immune-supporting spices such as turmeric, ginger, cumin, fennel, coriander, and black pepper is very important. Drink raw juices, herbal teas everyday. Cleanse your body from toxic waste and support regular elimination. Fasting during seasonal transition will provide more benefits to your overall health.
Foods that boost natural immunity are:
- Bok Choy
- Sweet potatoes
- Green Tea
- Fresh mint leaves
Additionally, healthy ways to strengthen your immune system are:
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables
- Exercise regularly
- Sleep regularly (ideal from 10:00 PM – 06:00 AM)
- Quit smoking
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation
- Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly
- Wash the vegetables and fruits thoroughly
- Try to control stess
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