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What Happens to Your Body When You Strengthen Your Immune System?

What Happens to Your Body When You Strengthen Your Immune System?

Strengthen your immune system?  Over past few days we’ve heard a lot about the immune system. As of this writing, the world has been inundated by the Corona Virus.  One of the main challenges is maintaining a healthy immune system to ward it off.

What is the immune system? According to betterhealth.vic.gov.au, “It’s described as a complex network of cells and proteins that defend the body against infection.  Your immune system keeps a record of every germ it has ever defeated so it can recognize and destroy the microbe quickly if it enters your body again.”

Your immune system likes it when you relax.  There’s nothing worse than being under stress.  Then again, who isn’t these days?  As best you can, stay calm.  Your immune system doesn’t work well when your under duress.

How To Strengthen Your Immune System and Stay Healthy

Can you actually maintain a healthy immune system? Anytime you’re maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating the right foods and drinking lots of water, It should be no problem.

Let’s take a look at foods and drink known to help in boosting your immune system:

Water - Water carries oxygen to the cells your body.  Water also works to remove toxins from your body, therefore, drinking it will deter having a negative impact on your body.

Juices such as apple, carrot and orange are excellent for boosting your immune.  There’s a host of juices that are very good, so jump for joy after discovering these drinks.  Kale, celery, beets, ginger, turmeric, beet, strawberry and mango juices.

Vitamins  are a great way to offer your immune system support. Vitamin C helps keep your immune system healthy.  Vitamin C is water soluble and is known to help support a healthy immune system.   

Foods  such as the ones listed below, are known to strengthen your immune system.

Citrus fruits - Citrus fruits provide you with a lot of vitamin C.  Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells.  Fruits to consider grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, lemons and limes.  Vitamin C is needed daily and citrus fruits are easy to squeeze for juices or to enjoy as a fruit.

Broccoli  is packed with vitamins and minerals.  You’ll find vitamins A, C and E in broccoli as well as antioxidants and fiber.  Best eaten raw or steamed.

Garlic helps lower blood pressure and slow down hardening of arteries.  As far as boosting your immune system it has a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds such as allicin.

Ginger  decreases inflammation as well as reduces sore throats and inflammatory illnesses.

Spinach is rich in vitamin C and has numerous antioxidants and beta carotene.  This is said to increase the infection-fighting ability of your immune system.

What Other Foods Help You Strengthen Your immune System

Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E.  It's key to a healthy immune system. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin which means it needs the presence of fat to be absorbed properly.  Almonds are packed with vitamin E and have lots of healthy fats.

Turmeric and its most active compound, curcumin, have scientifically proven health benefits. It's a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.  Turmeric increases the immunomodulating process of your body.

Green tea contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants. Green tea is also a good source of the amino acid L-theanine. L-theanine may aid in the production of germ fighting compounds in your T-cells.

What Happens to Your Body When You Strengthen Your Immune System ?

Strengthen your immune system and you’ll experience better health. Eating better foods  and having better hygiene habits will give you and your immune system an excellent chance of living a clean life.

That's it for this week.  As always …

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Juliette Samuel

Esthetician/Author/Publisher

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