Simple Tips to Boost Immune system

How can you improve your immune system? On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails: A germ invades successfully and makes you sick. Is it possible to intervene in this process and boost your immune system? What if you improve your diet? Take certain vitamins or herbal preparations? Make other lifestyle changes in the hope of producing a near-perfect immune response?

1.Wash Your Hands: Hand washing is one of the best safeguards for the immune system. Experts recommend scrubbing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

2. Healthy Diet: Following a diet rich in antioxidants is essential to supporting your immune system.  Choosing healthy fats (such as the omega-3 fatty acids available in oily fish, flaxseed) over saturated fats (found in meat and dairy products) is generally recommended by health experts.  Drinking plenty of water helps cells operate efficiently and allows your body to process food and eliminate waste.

3. Stress Reduction: When the body is focused on responding to stress, it diverts attention from other normal bodily functions. To keep the body responding to stress in a naturally healthy way, nourish the adrenals. When the adrenals are functioning optimally, the body's natural defenses receive the attention they need. Adaptogenic herbs, such as Ashwagandha, also tonify and support the immune system by helping the body respond to stress in a healthy way.*

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