Foods That Boost Your Immunity
Feeding your body certain foods help keep your immune system strong. Your first step should be to plan your meals to include these power foods, including citrus foods like lemons, grapefruits, oranges, limes etc. Your body doesn't produce or store it, you need daily vitamin C for continued health. Almost all citrus fruits are high in vitamin C. With such a variety to choose from, it's easy to add a squeeze of this vitamin to any meal.
Avoid Added Sugars & Processed Foods
Limiting and removing junk foods, packaged snacks, margarine, flavoured drinks, instant soup, noodles or desserts from your diet and replacing them with "real foods" such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy, non-starchy vegetables (such as broccoli, green beans, cauliflower etc), fruits and healthy fats such as nuts and avocado, will lead to both an improvement in overall health and immune function.
It will also improve the gut microbiome which is increasingly thought to be a vital part of the body’s defence mechanism.
Physical Activity & Exercise
The health benefits of regular moderate exercise are widely acknowledged.
Any exercise and movement is better than none and following the national physical activity guidelines of 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise is ideal.
Alternatively, if you are time-poor, high intensity interval training (HIT) which involves a number of short bursts of intense activity is probably just as beneficial.
How we respond to cold, flu and virus will depend on the ability of our immune system to ward off or minimise the severity of the infection, so it makes sense to do everything we can to strengthen that system.
Vitamin C is one of the biggest immune system boosters of all. In fact, a lack of vitamin C can even make you more prone to getting sick. Daily intake of vitamin C is essential for good health because your body doesn’t produce or store it. The bad news is many people don't take enough foods rich in Vitamin C but the good news is that Isotonix vitamin C supplement, which is the world's most advanced nutraceutical, is available, with better bioavailability and delivery, than tablet forms.
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