I have 9 tips for you that will boost your immune system. A strong immune system protects you from viruses and this is very important in these times.
- Balanced nutrition. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits.
- Sunlight and vitamin D.
- Sufficient movement
- Don't overexert yourself
- Reduce stress
- Drink enough water
- Pay attention to healthy sleep
- Do not smoke
- Wash hands frequently and, if possible, disindicate on the way.
Bacteria, viruses, fungi and other parasites: There are innumerable harmful microorganisms around us, some of which are particularly dangerous for the elderly and immunocompromised, such as the corona virus. Runny nose or other infections: Why do some people get sick and others not? Many are significantly more susceptible to viral infections. This is often due to a weak immune system. I have collected some tips for you on how to strengthen a weak immune system with simple measures.
For the next 9 days I will post every day a tip. Today I will start with tip No.1
1. Proper nutrition for the immune system
The body needs many different vitamins and nutrients for a well-functioning immune system. These include in particular:
More and more scientists suspect a direct connection between intestinal health and the entire immune system - therefore high-fiber food is also a good tip for a weak immune system. Organic foods from local cultivation are also promised special health benefits. Most of these ingredients are adequately covered by a balanced diet. However, the following are particularly good for immune defense:
Dark berries and Grapes
While a vitamin C deficiency is extremely rare nowadays, you should make sure that you get enough of the other vitamins and nutrients. The effectiveness of dietary supplements is highly controversial among medical professionals. So it's best to try to cover your nutritional needs through food. It can be clarified together with the family doctor whether certain nutritional supplements make sense. Important: vegans who completely do without animal foods must supplement vitamin B12. Relying on so-called superfoods like chia seeds, mangosteen and Co. alone can be devastating due to their one-sidedness - no food, no matter how hyped, contains all the nutrients you need. Superfoods should therefore only be seen as a supplement to a healthy mixed diet.