As the coronavirus pandemic spreads through the nation, there’s never been a more important time to build a healthy and robust immune system. While there’s no cure, quick fix, or guaranteed way to prevent yourself from getting COVID-19, here are some steps you can take to ensure your immune system is in peak condition.
Get sunshine every day
To ensure your immune system is strong, try to get adequate sunshine every day - Vitamin D is essential to a healthy functioning immune system. Even just half-hour in the morning with some skin exposed will help you reach your Vitamin D quota.
As much as you can, try to eat fresh, healthy food you’ve cooked at home - putting a rainbow of fruits and vegetables on your plate can do your immune system a solid. Food is the best possible source of antioxidants, so add some of the following to your shopping list: berries, dark chocolate, artichoke, coffee, kidney beans, green tea, apples, tomatoes, green leafy vegetables and oily fish.
Get plenty of sleep.
The benefits of good, restful, rejuvenating sleep are endless, including its impact on the immune system. A healthy immune system can fight off infection — a sleep-deprived immune system doesn’t work very well. According to a recent study from The Sleep Foundation, when you don’t get enough shut-eye, your body may decrease the production of protective proteins called cytokines, which your immune response needs more of when it’s dealing with an infection or inflammation while under stress. Bottom line, sleep is a natural immune booster and making sure we’re getting enough of it is one of the best ways to guard against illness.
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Eat anti-inflammatory foods
Anti-inflammatory foods can be essential in healing the gut and improving overall immunity. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for our body to avoid foggy brain, produce energy and strengthen our immunity. Oily fish like salmon, sardines and tuna are overflowing with omega-3 fatty acids but can also raise dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain.
Flaxseeds are full of Omega-3 fatty acids and high in fibre to promote regular bowel movements. Turmeric contains curcumin, a compound that increases the level of immunity-boosting proteins in our bodies. These proteins help fight bacteria and viruses when they try to attack. Turmeric is also a natural anti-inflammatory and painkiller.
Boosting your immune system with Magnesium
An essential for your body, Magnesium is such an important mineral that is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It’s imperative for supporting your immune system, maintaining your energy levels, and sustaining the health of your heart.
A highly adaptable mineral, numerous doctors, nutritionists, and scientists accept it as imperative for human well-being. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that in one study, signs of inflammation, splenomegalia and leukocytosis were present in a magnesium-deficient diet after only eight days. Bottom line, make sure you are keeping on top of your magnesium levels to keep your immune system in peak condition.
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