Immunity has come to the forefront as one of the most important aspects of one's health this season. It is the shield that protects your body from the deadly Coronavirus pandemic so it's no wonder that improving one's immunity is highly searched for. Long before COVID-19 spread across the world, immunity has always been an integral part our body to keep it safe from coughs, infections and seasonal flu. Now is a better time than any to focus on strengthening your immunity. The best part is, with these natural tips to boost your immunity, you will be able to do it all at home.
You don't even need to leave the house to boost your immunity at home this season.
As contrary as it may sound during the global Coronavirus quarantine, it is important to reduce stress in one's daily life as it affects the immune responsiveness of the body. If it isn't possible throughout the day, take pockets of time to meditate, practise breathing exercises and try hobbies which will help relax you.
Vitamins are instrumental to build a strong immune system. Vitamins A, C, D, E and B2 are especially integral. Vitamins can be supplemented in one's diet with the assistance of your doctor but a recommended way is to add it naturally through your diet. That means upping your intake of carrots, broccoli, citrus fruits, avocados, nuts and more.
Now is the perfect time to add more spice to your cooking because science said so. Black pepper, garlic and ginger can be added to your meals as they are a rich source of vitamins and antibacterial agents which help the body fight colds and coughs.
Regular exercise doesn't only affect the mind and body positively but also encourages the immune system to function smoothly. It doesn't need to be high intensity workouts but simple ones like skipping, jogging and yoga followed regularly will go a long way.
There are a number of immunity-boosting beverages to make in order to improve the body's immune response. One is haldi doodh or a well-spiced turmeric latte with cinnamon, ginger and more. Lemon, ginger and honey brewed and had as a shot is another great remedy. So is a yogurt smoothie and a spiced up fruit juice of orange and lemon.
If you needed any more excuse to sleep in, here's one. Sleep deprivation decreases the ability of the immune system to keep away infection. Which is why it is crucial to have a hot bath, read a book, have a warm beverage and get peaceful sleep regularly.Comments
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