Immunity maintenance is of the utmost importance, especially given the ongoing pandemic. As we enter allergy season and the season of colds, coughs, and flu, it’s time to pull out the ingredients in your kitchen to help strengthen your immunity. As is the case always, don’t step out of the house unless necessary, always wear a mask, and wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds. While these do not necessarily help in fighting COVID-19, these can at least help you ward off the seasonal sickness and allergies we face from time to time.
Now, let’s look at the ways that will help strengthen your immunity.
1. Vitamin C For Immunity
Vitamin C is usually what we turn to when we’re sick. Lemons, tangerines, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits contain a good amount of Vitamin C needed for your body. You will need to take in Vitamin C every day for it to work, so consider buying Vitamin C tablets (supplements) after consulting a doctor for the required dose for the day. This keeps your immune system healthy.
2. Include Broccoli In Your Diet
Broccoli is filled with vitamins A, C, and E and other antioxidants, fibers, etc., and is one of the healthiest available vegetables. The lesser you cook or even steam the vegetables, the more you’ll keep its health benefits intact. You can find different ways to cook broccoli for spicing things up!
3. Drinking Tea
Drinking tea is one of the best ways to strengthen your immunity. Herbal tea helps to boost your immune system. If you suffer from stomach issues, ginger tea is your way to go; ginger helps ease your stomach problems. Chamomile tea has excellent calming properties, and it’s a great tea for aiding sleep. Green tea is also good for cleaning your system, but don’t indulge in detox teas as they could do more harm than good. Research the best teas based on your issue, and you might find something helpful.
4. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
Sleep is essential! So many posts on this website highlight the importance of sleep. Keep track of your sleep schedule to the best of your abilities. If you feel like sleep is evading you or you’re having issues, consult a doctor for better insights on how to sleep better.
5. Keep Your Allergies In Check
Allergies are the worst. They can be so draining and tiring, and it makes you feel worse considering we’re entering the coming months, which will grace us with more allergies and sickness. Keep your medicines in check. Invest in a saline nose spray to clear your nose. Try investing in a humidifier if you feel like it would help. Keeping these in check will help you keep your immunity in check.
6. Exercise To Strengthen Your Immunity
You don’t need to do strenuous exercise. Start small with 5-10 minute workouts, but keep yourself engaged and do it regularly. Keep building your routine over time, and this will help strengthen your immunity.
7. Practice Good Hygiene
It goes without saying: pandemic or not, hygiene is very important. A lot has to do with the bacteria or virus that we come into contact with and, eventually, how well does your body resist it. Sometimes falling sick is inevitable, but the extent to which you fall sick rests on how well you practice good hygiene. Wash your hands often for 20 seconds. If you’re having a cold, sneeze and blow your nose into clean tissues, dispose of them neatly.
Here are 7 tips to strengthen your immunity! I hope this helps and you continue to research other foods that are good for immunity boosting and other ways to keep you healthy.