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COVID-19 Special: How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally at Home

2020-05-09 17:08:36 1 By: Shivam Arora Times Read: 543
COVID-19 Special: How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally at Home

Do you know?

 
“Your immune system is your body's defence against infection and illness. It recognizes the cells that make up your body,and will try to get rid of anything unfamiliar. In simple words, Immune System act as a protective shield, suit or cover of human body against the various diseases like the one that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus)"

These days, the word ‘Coronavirus’ is definitely heard by you many a times. This is because of its dangerous nature as most of the readers among all of you will already know much more about this pandemic disease COVID-19 (Coronavirus).The sad truth is that it is spreading at avery faster rate and seems to be that this will continue to spread for a long while.

The only reason behind the popularity/awareness of this disease 'Coronavirus' is its dangerous impact on people lives.Generally sharing each and every person wants that he/she or his/her family remained safe and protected from a disgusting and dangerous disease like‘Coronavirus’. No one really wants to get ill or unwell. That is why many scientists and researchers among the whole world are doing day-night one to invent the vacancy to get rid from this disease. They are really doing putting their hard efforts to find the possible solution at the earliest.

On one side, where researchers & scientists are performing their duties and responsibilities well by trying to invent the vaccine of this disease. So, on other side it is our responsibility to atleast take precautions & preventions to protect ourself and our family by the only way of remaining healthy & fit by boosting our immune system.

Have you ever wondered, how some people get sick very often and some are more prone to catching cold or viral infection? It’s all about the body’s immune system.The immune system is the first line of defense of our body against an alien microorganism entering the body. Stronger your immune system, lesser would be the chance of you falling ill. But then again, having a strong immune system doesn’t make you invincible.

With little change in your diet and routine, you can ensure that your immune system is strong enough to protect you against the virus infection. Here are some below tips which helps to boost your immune system naturally:

#1 SIMPLE & HEALTHY DIET :

Eat a healthy well balanced diet rich in micronutrients is the most important thing. Following a diet rich in antioxidants is essential to supporting your immune system. Some top healthy foods habits which will help you strengthen your immune system easily are given below :

GARLIC : Garlic is found in almost every cuisine in the world. It adds a little zing to food and it’s a must-have for your health. Garlic can be crushed, chewed or sliced to produce allicin, which is thought to give garlic its immune-boosting properties.

GINGER : Ginger is antibacterial so it helps support the immune system and it can help to prevent nausea and soothe an upset stomach. Ginger is also a natural blood thinner and contains aphenolic anti-inflammatory compound called gingerol that may be responsible for relaxing blood vessels.

HONEY : Honey's antioxidant and antibacterial properties help improve the digestive system and boost immunity. It is also a powerhouse of antioxidants, which are very effective for the removal of free radicals from the body.

HEALTHY FATS : Choosing healthy fats (such as the omega-3 fatty acids available in oily fish, flaxseed, and krill oil) over saturated fats (found in meat and dairy products) is generally recommended by health authorities. As well, it may help increase your body's production of compounds involved in regulating immunity.

TURMERIC : For an additional immune try adding Turmeric to your meals on a regular basis. Here is a bright orange-yellow spice, also has anti-inflammatory properties, that should be added to your cold and flu prevention regimen! Turmeric is a natural way to help bolster the immune system by increasing the immune modulating capacity of the body. Try adding extra turmeric into your diet during periods of stress or during flu season to help give your immune system a little boost.Moreover, Turmeric also helps fight cancer. Studies have found anti-cancer compounds in turmeric that may uniquely be able to prevent cancer cells from both invading and spreading! Pretty impressive.

VITAMIN C RICH FOOD : Eat More Citrus Vitamin C, found in high concentrations in oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit, boosts the activity of phagocytes (cells that engulf and digest bacteria) in the blood. The body can’t store vitamin C, so you need to consume some every day to boost your immune system.

ALMONDS : To help ward off viral infections, make 3 ounces of almonds part of your daily diet.Add a handful of almonds to your morning cereal or oatmeal to boost your immune system and keep viruses at bay.

NATURAL SUGAR : Cut down on added sugar consumption. Eating foods that contain added sugar has been found to have temporary negative effects on your immune system. Added sugar found in processed foods like cookies and candy may weaken the ability of white blood cells in the body to fight against bacteria and viruses. This compromises your immune system's ability to safeguard your health. So, you should eat more natural sugar as in fruits.

#2 LIGHT & MODERATE EXERCISES:

Light weight and moderate exercises and movements of our body are must for strengthening our immunity system. A study shows that moderate exercise mobilizes immune system cells, helping the body defend itself against pathogens and cancer cell growth. Those who regularly engage in this type of exercise have fewer illnesses and less systemic inflammation. Exercise may also protect the immune system from the effects of aging.You can also try the following for extra benefits : 

Open your mouth and say “om.” While the physical effects of stress are still being studied by scientists, studies have so far proven that chronic stress can lead to a variety of negative effects on physical and emotional well-being,including a reduced immune response. Stress-reducing practices like meditation,massage, and even music can help us relax and improve our immune function.

#3 HABIT OF DRINKING A PLENTY OF WATER:

Water is the essence of life. Water helps to carry oxygen to your body cells, which results in properly functioning systems. It also works in removing toxins from the body, so drinking more of it could help prevent toxins from building up and having a negative impact on your immune system.

Drinking plenty of water helps cells operate efficiently and allows your body to process food and eliminate waste. Water is best for keeping us hydrated.

In India, It is also said that “Jal hee Jiwan hain”

#4 A PROPER SUFFICIENT & ENOUGH SLEEP:

Z's are another natural immune system booster. “Your immune system is like your computer — it needs moments of rest so it doesn't become overheated.So, we can also says that “Sleep reboots the system.”

Another healthy habit vital to preventing sickness is getting a full eight hours of sleep each night, which may help regulate immune function.

A study of over 22,000 people found that those who slept less than six hours per night or who had a sleep disorder were more likely to have colds and other respiratory infections.

#5 MOST IMPORTANT TIP - POSITIVE MINDSET

Follow this quote “no one can defeat you until ... you lose to yourself” So, it is all depend upon you and your positive attitude. Human mind is too powerful that it can defeat anything when used properly.

A positive thinking is important for health and well-being. It can improve your immune system and may help you live longer.

Studies shows that positive thoughts minimises stress, inflammation and increase resilience to infection while on other side negative thoughts can make you more prone to the common cold, flu and diseases. 

Researcher also found that people who focused on positive information were more likely to have stronger immune systems.

Some Health Benefits of Positive Thinking :

·   Increased life span

·   Lower rates of depression

·   Lower levels of distress

·   Greater resistance to the common cold

·   Better psychological and physical well-being

·   Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease

·   Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress

        

So, It is a must follow tip as impact of other given tips are also rely on the same. 

Conclusion: Hoping that all above information is helpful for you and you will also start following these tips from today for remaining healthy not just only in this corona period but also prepare your body for the future emerging infectious diseases and viruses. 

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