A question that is relevant at all times, which is interesting to everyone and everyone. How often do we forget that immune health is affected not only by how we eat, but also by our behavior, lifestyle, physical activity and emotional state? Let’s consider each of the aspects.
What lifts both mood and immunity is definitely laughter! It increases the level of antibodies in the blood, as well as white blood cells, which attack and destroy bacteria and viruses. Laughter promotes the growth of antibodies in the mucus found in the nose and airways, entry points for many microbes.
A German study showed that singing activates the spleen, increasing the concentration of antibodies in the blood.
A number of fats are needed for cell building and the production of prostaglandins, hormone-like compounds that help regulate the immune system’s response to infection, similar to how the immune system reacts with white blood cells to fight “adversaries.” Opt for unsaturated vegetable fats. Avoid trans fats, as well as hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats! Often added to refined foods and baked goods, they can interfere with the immune system.
Just 10 teaspoons of sugar inhibit the ability of white blood cells to disarm and kill bacteria. Choose natural sweeteners in moderation, including stevia, honey, maple syrup, Jerusalem artichoke, and agave syrup.
A rare mushroom, it has been valued in the East for over 2000 years. Experts confirm the ability of the fungus to stimulate the production of T-cells. Reishi mushroom promotes normal sleep and reduces stress by suppressing the production of the hormone adrenaline.
Vitamin C, present in oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, stimulates the activity of phagocytes (cells that engulf and digest bacteria) in the blood. The body cannot store this vitamin, so you need to consume some of it daily.
Vitamin D is a super recharge for the immune system and exposure to the sun is the most natural way to strengthen immunity. Remember: everything is necessary in moderation. 15-20 minutes of sun exposure is enough to get the right dose of this vitamin.
Honey is an antioxidant that acts as a natural immune booster. Ginger is also a powerful antioxidant with antiviral properties that is effective for stomach problems. Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, prevents colds. Finally, curcumin also regulates the immune system.
To all the above points, you must add and. There is no need to spend hours on end in the gym working out until a sweat. This is not something that will benefit health. Less stress is better, but regularly. Sleep: give the body the necessary rest in the form of sleep at least 7 hours a day. The recommended hang-up time is 22:00-23:00.