5 Simple ways to Support your Immune System
5 Simple Ways to Support Your Immune System
We know our immune system is the key to avoid getting sick, so why don’t we work on improving it? It turns out that supporting or even boosting your immune system is not so difficult. You can do it with food, sleep, and protein supplements.
Here are our top 5 tips for strengthening your immune system and help to keep you from getting sick.
The most well known immune boosting vitamin is vitamin C. It is not produced by or naturally found in our bodies, which means it’s easily depleted. The good news is many foods are rich in vitamin C: from oranges to broccoli, strawberries, capsicum, spinach, and even kale. A varied diet with these foods included should keep your vitamin C levels at their peak.
Vitamin B6 is a key component in your body’s ability to produce antibodies which help to fight off infections. Without enough of B6 in your diet, it will be more difficult to fight off any infections that arise which will most likely worsen and may even require antibiotic treatment. You can find rich supplies of vitamin B6 in chicken breast, avocado, bananas, and lentils.
If your diet contains adequate levels of vitamins C and B6 but you’re still getting sick, you could be lacking vitamin E. Vitamin E is known for its immune support function but it needs to be taken carefully. Too much can be just as detrimental as too little, so try to get a healthy dose through food rather than supplements. Almonds, sunflower seeds, and eggs are all good sources.
There are 9 essential amino acids and many more non-essential ones which support our body day in, day out. Three of these, Glycine, Alanine, and Arginine, are all considered beneficial for your immune system. The Nutraviva range of collagen and gelatin products contain these acids, along with many others. They can be taken daily as an immunity booster in drinks, like juice, water, or smoothies, or in meals like soups, curries, pasta and a range of other similar alternatives.
A Good Night Sleep
While we sleep our body produces cytokines which are an essential ingredient for a strong immune system. If you don't get enough sleep, you will be missing out on the replenishment of these important components. A full 7-9 hours per night should help keep your immune system functioning at its peak.
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Written by Bruno Rossitt, Founding CEO Nutraviva, BEd(PhysEd)