Instead of endlessly being treated for certain diseases, you could fully enjoy the wonderful time of the year – in winter. Here are the 10 most unusual ways to strengthen your immune system and avoid colds and flu.
Eating a lot of sugar suppresses the cells of the immune system and weakens your body. Even 75-100 grams of sugar will significantly reduce white blood cells’ ability to kill harmful bacteria. Give preference to freshly squeezed juices, tea, and water, and your immune system will be able to cope with any virus!
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Of course, it is not always possible to control stress, but any nervous shock makes you more vulnerable to illness. Prolonged stress causes your body to release massive amounts of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, which suppress your immune system.
Try using relaxation or meditation breathing techniques to stay calm.
Mushrooms are a rich source of antioxidants and are also good fuel for your immune system. Also, the very process of picking mushrooms will help you relax and escape from the bustle of the city.
This oil acts as a herbicide in your body to cleanse your intestines and boost your immune system. It is recommended to drink about 300 mg 3 times a day.
All cabbage types, including broccoli and cabbage, improve liver function and increase its ability to eliminate toxins, boosting immunity.
Passive rest reduces the efficiency of your immune system. And that’s the physical exercise that stimulates the lymphatic system and increases the level of white blood cells, allowing your body to fight off viruses successfully. Even a 30-minute walk can protect you from colds.
Fatigue makes the body more susceptible to disease. Insomnia, in turn, can raise levels of the hormone cortisol, which greatly reduces your body’s ability to fight viruses. Therefore, in the cold season, you need to sleep at least 7-9 hours daily.
Being overweight increases your risk of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Also, a large number of fat cells release anti-inflammatory chemicals, which can lead to chronic inflammation. More fresh fruits and vegetables, less sugar, and less processed carbohydrates will help you get in shape and strengthen your immune system.
This blue-green alga has magical properties; it stimulates the immune system, reduces cancer risk, and improves brain function. A little spirulina in your smoothie will help you get stronger and healthier!
Including plenty of antioxidant-rich fresh foods will help you stay healthy and boost your immune system. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Sources of antioxidants include citrus fruits, berries, grapes, kiwi, apples, cabbage, onions, and spinach.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle