We are going through the crisis coronavirus disease (COVID-19), so it is very important to boost the immune system to fight against virus and bacteria.
By the WHO coronavirus is characterized as a pandemic, so it is important to choose a healthy lifestyle which boosts and strengthen your immune system that protects your body from diseases caused by the viruses and bacteria.
The immune system protects our body from disease caused by bacteria, viruses and toxins, and it helps our body to remove foreign substances and malignant cells from our system.
It is very essential for our survival, without an immune system our bodies would be open to attack from bacteria, viruses, parasites and many other illnesses. So let’s boost immune system during coronavirus crisis.
Here are the steps through which you can boost your immune system
Consume More Fruits and Vegetables
Try to consume more fruit and vegetables as much as possible which are rich in nutrients like vitamins C, D and E, plus beta-carotene and zinc.
Consume citrus fruits because it helps build up your immune system.
Vitamin c is thought to increase the production of white blood cells, that play a key role in fighting against the infection.
Try To Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is very important for a healthy life, it helps the body to redistribute the energy resource that is primarily used for brain and muscle to work for the immune system.
A night of adequate sleep helps T cells in your body fight off infection, T cells are the type of immune cells that fight against intracellular pathogens, like virus-infected cells such as HIV, Flu and cancer cells.
Our immune system needs rest so it does not become overheated, during the sleep the immune cells get out of the circulation, settle in the lymph nodes, and start getting ready for the further body to work effectively.
When your body did not get enough sleep the infection-fighting antibodies and cells are reduced so try to get at least seven-hour of sleep.
Try To Minimize Stress
The stress increases the risk of the condition like heart diseases, obesity, diabetes and asthma and many other health problems, it releases a flood of chemicals and hormones like adrenaline into your system which weakens your immune system leaving you more vulnerable to viral infections and frequent illnesses.
Stress hormones cortisol reduces the functioning of the immune system by suppressing the production of T lymphocytes and antibodies which leaves the body more vulnerable, cortisol is one of the chemicals released during times of stress and it causes a decrease in disease-fighting inflammation and white blood cells.
Do not be stress in any situation because we can not make the stressful situation to disappear it will automatically disappear with the time.
When you are in stress or feels low try to spend time with your family and friends, do exercise, meditation, and yoga.
Physical activity helps to flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways, it reduce your chances of getting cold, flu or other illness. Research shows that the people who exercise daily have less chances to suffer from diseases and infection than those who do not.
Exercise causes change in antibodies and white blood cells( WBC) are the body’s immune system cells that fight with the diseases.
Exercise make you feel more energetic and healthier, so go ahead and make a habit of doing it on the regular basis.
Do Not Smoke
The research shows that the people who smoke have an increased risk of catching infection than the people who do not smoke.
The effect of tobacco smoke leads to a greater susceptibility to infection such as pneumonia and influenza and longer-lasting illnesses that lowers the level of protective antioxidants in the body, that directly affect your immune system.
Your lungs can be very badly affected by smoking and it leads to various other symptoms like coughs, colds, wheezing and asthma.
I request you to quit the habit of smoking, it will improve your blood circulation, increase oxygen levels, and lowers inflammation all of which give your immune system a boost, so it is easier to fight off illnesses.
Foods Which Boost Your Immune System
- Green Tea
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