Want a better immune system?
The KEY to a stronger immune system can be found in these EASY 10 steps
1. Lemon Juice Intake
Lemon juice is an electrolyte that restores the acid-alkali balance of the body. Adding a squeeze of lemon into your drinking water, tea, salad dressings, dips and sauces, is a good way to fight bacteria and viruses and keeps the skin healthy. Lemons are rich in Vitamin A, C and P (bioflavonoid). It has a powerful antibacterial property that helps treat cholera, malaria, influenza, common colds and typhoid fever. Lemon is also considered as a diuretic, which means it is good for people with urinary tract infection and high levels of uric acid, which are the main causes of rheumatism and arthritis.
2. Herbal Healing Habits
There is a particular herb for a particular illness. Nature offers plenty of medicinal plants that can help your body cope with allergies or even sickness. Garlic and ginger for example, can be chewed or boiled into a concoction, to prevent colds and normalize your blood pressure level. To relieve stress, one may take a hot bath with chamomile, calendula, rosemary and lavender. Plants can do wonders too!
3. Sleeping Sufficiently
Our body takes more time repairing its cells and tissues when we are sound asleep. Sleep boosts endocrine health and balances the hormones that regulate our bodily functions. Because sleep calms our adrenal glands, it regulates cortisol levels in our body making our heart rate normal, our mind and muscles relaxed and stress-free. Sleep contributes to keeping weight down, clear thinking and reasoning, improving mood and emotional conditions, and vibrant, healthy skin.
4. Protein Policy
Protein is the building block for every function in our body. A high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet is recommended as it promotes bone and muscle growth rather than fat and lipid deposits in our body. Protein also makes the body more active and strong, which is advisable for daily activities whether strenuous or not. Protein also helps keep our immune system healthy and strong which now you know better protects you from illness and stress.
5. Water Is Life
Headaches and stress are common signs of dehydration. Our body is 60-80% of water, thus lacking it could lead to cellular malfunction. We should be sipping water throughout the day. It is also important to drink water before and after an activity. Eight glasses or more is the advisable quantity to cleanse you. Without water, the body is not able to fully absorb nutrients and balance acid-alkali levels in the tissue and blood. The healthiest type of water is alkaline waterwhich helps the body combat free radicals, toxins and anti-bodies.
6. Avoid Coffee and Chocolate
Caffeine is the worst thing you can drink as it gradually dehydrates your body because of it’s diuretic properties. Coffee and chocolate will corrupt your body of essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins and electrolytes. Since, coffee and chocolate are usually coupled with sugar; it will cause an acidic environment and disable natural hormone signals that make us sleepy when we are tired. When you drink coffee (as well as soda, tea, energy drink or any other caffeine product) you will need to increase your water intake to counter the affects of dehydration as mentioned. If you are worried about wrinkles and premature aging, listen up; caffeine (also found in chocolate) will lead to premature aging because of it’s nutrient robbing and dehydration affects.
7. Don’t Be Too Sweet
For someone with a sweet tooth, sugary foods are plainly irresistible. However, sugar counts for a lot of sickness and deadly diseases, one of which is diabetes. When we consume food with carbohydrates, sugar readily becomes a bi-product after digestion. The body needs sugar to form energy but too much of it is really dangerous.
8. Get Addicted To Fruits and Vegetables
If there is something in this world that you should get addicted too, it is eating fruits and vegetables. Aside from vitamins and minerals that are present in fruits and vegetables, antioxidants, fiber, enzymes and rare forms of protein are found in them. Having this diet also supplies your body with potent Vitamin C, which is best in protecting cells from viruses.
9. Get Physical, Go Outdoors
If you’re the type who doesn’t like the four corners of the gym and loves nature, the most enjoyable way to sweat it out is doing outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, jogging, rock climbing and many more. The body needs to excrete salt deposits and lipids through sweating and the constant cycle of dehydration and rehydration. Viewing the scenic beauty of nature is also proven to relieve stress and psychological imbalance. If you can’t get outdoors and need something gentle but very affective, think about investing in a vibration exercise machine. Or maybe your life is hectic and you don’t have time? This investment can give you the benefit of a 1 hour workout in 10 minutes.
10. Enjoy Quality Time
Modern science has pointed out that stress is a major culprit in contracting diseases. Emotional and mental problems are equated to ‘system failure’ like in your computer. The body needs time to breathe, which is lacking when we are full of activities or pre-occupied and anxious. Breathing deeply helps the body get the right amount of oxygen it needs. Take yoga sessions to improve breathing or learn a self-taught meditation exercise. Talk to friends. Talking about your worries frees you from anxiety, mental and emotional stress. Be happy and laugh more regularly, as they say it is the best medicine!
The key to a stronger immune system is not that difficult. If you apply one of these 10 steps to a stronger immune system every week you will be leading a healthier lifestyle in no time. And the greatest benefit with these natural immune system booster tips is the quality of life you will be living every day effortlessly.
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