Simple Tips to Boost Immune system

Your immune system is an incredibly complex, yet efficient, network of cells, tissues, and organs. The immune system plays a big role in your body's ability to fight off illness and disease. You may not think about your immune system every day, but it's always working hard to protect you.

Our body responds to all kinds of germs and disease by producing antibodies to attack and kill these harmful organisms. This is how our immune system works.
We know that if we are under pressure, then our bodies take more time to respond to germs effectively. Similarly, if we are relaxed and feel positive, then our immune system becomes more active and ready to fight the threat of any disease.
We are exposed to many microorganisms during our daily lives from the environment we live. And when our body's immune system is weak, these microorganisms can lead to sickness.

When we're sick, we often feel miserable for days and can't move very well. Many of us also have trouble concentrating at work, and some people even take time off from their jobs to rest. Therefore, we need to have a stronger immune system so we can fight off germs and shoo them out of our body.
While we can't keep our body from becoming sick, we can make sure that our immune system functions at its best. Listed below are simple lifestyle tweaks that can do wonders for your body.
So let's dive in;

1) Mind your food habits -

"A healthy outside starts from the inside."
Food can heal us, but it can also make us sick. Some of the processed foods we're eating are loaded with antibiotics that destroy our microbiome, making our immune system weak and vulnerable. So keep watch of everything that you are feeding to your body. 

Add green veggies to your diet - The next time you're feeling rundown, try adding more leafy green vegetables to your diet. Your immune system will thank you! Aim to eat a variety of green vegetables every day. That means spinach, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and romaine lettuce. These green veggies will serve more vitamins and minerals to your body.        

Go heavy on garlic and onions. Garlic, onion, scallions, chives, and leeks do more than just add delicious flavor to your stir-fries, soups, and veggie dishes! These allium-rich veggies are loaded with essential vitamins (B1, B6), minerals (potassium and magnesium), plus a powerful group of phytonutrients called flavonoids that have anti-viral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
This helps to reduce the amount of bad bacteria that are causing you discomfort and makes it easier for you to achieve good digestive health—which is the foundation of optimal immune health.

2) Add some supplementations -

"Body cannot make anything out of nothing."

The seasonal change can be hard on our immune systems. In fact, a lot about our bodies is affected by our environment. Taking immune booster supplements is a great way to ensure that you're getting the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy. Try adding these few supplements to your diet;

Ayurvedic herbs - Add ayurvedic herbs to support your immune system, such as Alma, ashwagandha, giloy, tulsi, and neem, to your list. Our Goodlife Nutrition Ashwagandha is an all Natural Product that support various levels of body function. Ashwagandha is better known for its role in helping the body to cope with a wide range of diseases. It acts on the immune system, especially at the cellular level leading to a reduced pathology, better survival rates and helps it fight more effectively and efficiently.

Antiviral Herbs - Herbs are naturally rich in antiviral and antibacterial properties that can fight the flu. Antivirals boost your immune system and curtail the spread of disease. However, we can't cover all the antiviral herbs in one post, but we will list down commonly used antiviral herbs. Antiviral herbs such as astragalus, olive leaf, Andrographis, sage, rosemary, echinacea etc.

Add Vitamin C rich products -

Your body needs Vitamin C to maintain healthy teeth and bones, muscles, eyes, skin and blood vessels. It also helps your body fight viruses and bacteria. The truth is, Vitamin C is more than just an antioxidant. It improves immune function and helps prevent cardiovascular complications and many types of cancers. So make sure to take 2 to 3 grams of vitamin C every day. Goodlife Nutrition’s Immunity booster is all natural Immunity boosters with goodness of “herbs, spices, antioxidents, anti-inflammatory agents and sweeteners that combine to activate your immune system.

Probiotics - Probiotics increase resistance to infection, are important for digestion, help absorb nutrients and maintain the integrity of your intestinal lining, and have been proven effective against antibiotic-induced diarrhea. You can add probiotic rich food in your diet to support your immune system.

3) Learn to treat your body with proper care -

You need to figure out how to get a hold of yourself again. No, it's not about you before depression or anxiety; It's about the new you. Yes you should be aware of every small sentiment, feeling happening inside your body, and how you prioritize your needs above everything else.

Proper good night sleep - With the fast-paced world we live in, sleep often gets pushed aside and overlooked in daily schedules. Not only does adequate sleep promote overall health and well-being, it also positively impacts weight loss efforts by helping our brain send out appetite suppressing hormones that work much like hunger suppressants to make us feel less hungry and more satisfied after meals.

Say No to stress - Stress is the arch nemesis of immunity, the stress hormone cortical and pro-inflammatory cytokines (interfere with healthy immune response) are largely responsible for the ailing immune system. In order to bust stress and stick with the ways that will help you to de-stress anywhere make sure to add meditation & breathing exercises in your daily routine, they will not only work as an immunity booster but also they will help you to relax.

Maintain proper hand hygiene - While washing your hands may be a common practice, it's important not to underestimate its importance. Our hands are likely where a lot of our disease is contracted. Since they come into contact with a plethora of surfaces, germs find their way onto them quite easily. Don't forget to wash your hands when you're in the bathroom and you have that sudden urge to poop.

Add Exercise in your daily life -
Regular exercise can boost your immune system and help fight off infections. Exercise allows immune cells to perform effectively — it increases blood flow, reduces stress and inflammation, and can strengthen antibodies.So make sure to add exercise in your daily life routine.

Final words - At this time of year, we're all susceptible to illness that throws our lives into chaos. But there are so many ways to boost your immunity level naturally; you could say the only person who could get you sick is yourself.
But if you are having any type of chronic illness you should talk to a doctor or you can add herbal supplements in your diet.
We have suggested these ways are backed by scientific evidence but in case if you have any doubts you can talk to us and know more about our herbal products. We would be more than happy to discuss your situation.

Megha Sharma is an active lifestyle blogger & healthy food fanatic. She enjoys reading books and sweating it out in gym.

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