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How You Can Boost Your Immune System

A strong immune system is an ultimate defense against illness, whether it's COVID-19, seasonal flu, or something else.

When your immune resistance is low, infections can creep up on you. Nutritional deficiencies, fatigue, and even stress can significantly affect your immune system. S boosting your immune system and having a healthy lifestyle is a must all year around.

Ever wonder why some people get sick while others don't?

Your ability to keep off illness is highly dependent on your immune system. By far, the most important thing that you can do to keep healthy during these trying times is to boost your immune system!

Not surprisingly, our food and lifestyle habits can either boost or impair our immune system, and the best thing you can do to avoid getting sick is to keep your immune system healthy.

Some key supplements to consider adding to your daily diet are:

Vitamin D - helps improve immunity. Vitamin D deficiency is linked with greater susceptibility to infections.

Vitamin C - Getting enough daily vitamin C (along with zinc) may help to reduce the symptoms of respiratory infections and shorten the duration of illnesses like the common cold and bronchitis.

Elderberry - has been used for thousands of years for its wide array of health benefits, including its ability to fight colds, the flu, allergies, and inflammation.

Probiotics - they help your body manufacture lymphocytes and macrophages, which are some of your immune system cells! They also help your body digest and absorb nutrients that support your immune system and help your body detoxify your colon.

Oregano oil: It assists your body in fighting infections naturally due to its antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-parasite compounds.

Some key Foods to add to your daily diet:

Turmeric - helps relieve inflammation throughout your entire body, including inflammation and congestion of your mucous membranes due to a cold, flu, or sinus infection.

Ginger - a circulatory stimulant that will warm your entire body. Ginger is also antibacterial and antimicrobial and can help to reduce bacterial and viral infections.

It's also important to avoid:

Sugar - suppresses your immune system by slowing down the white blood cells responsible for attacking bacteria.

Mucous-forming foods - extra mucous will impair waste elimination, so it's important to avoid fried foods, processed wheat, processed and natural sugar, as a general rule.

Equally important is to keep your stress level down as it wears down your immune system, leaving you more susceptible to illness and disease.

Staying healthy is more than just practicing a few useful techniques when you don't feel well. It's a lifestyle... It involves regular exercise, whole & healthy foods, supplementation, and staying hydrated throughout the day.

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