The best defender of our body against viruses and other infections is a healthy immune system. It can protect from many diseases or weaken their course and consequences.
Among the reasons affecting the weakening of immunity, doctors note an unbalanced diet, an unhealthy lifestyle and inadequate rest. In the spring, a lack of vitamins and stress accumulated over the winter are added here.
Therefore, it is in the spring, more than ever, to strengthen the immune system. Immunomodulators are sold in pharmacies. But, doctors do not recommend independently conducting experiments on their own body. For the drug to be beneficial, it should only be prescribed by a specialist after diagnosing your health condition.
Do not forget that in addition to pills, there are much safer and more effective ways to strengthen the immune system.
You don’t need to eat everything. A balanced diet is the most important condition for maintaining a healthy immune system. The diet must contain proteins of both plant and animal origin. There should be a measure in everything.
It is advisable not to abuse smoked meats, sausages, canned food and other products containing a large amount of preservatives, dyes and other chemical reagents. At least temporarily, during this period.
The menu should contain a sufficient amount of fiber, herbs, fresh vegetables and fruits.
The use of spices in a reasonable amount helps to increase immunity.
Bay leaf, coriander, ginger, cinnamon, horseradish, and basil are excellent natural immunomodulators.
To strengthen the immune system, it is necessary to periodically replenish the necessary vitamins and minerals in the body. Especially antioxidants. The easiest way to do this is to take complex vitamin preparations in the spring. But, best of all, do it naturally. In this case, many more elements are absorbed.
- Vitamin A is found in grapes and all orange and red vegetables and fruits.
- You can fill the lack of vitamin C by eating cranberries, sauerkraut, citrus fruits and rosehip decoctions.
- A sufficient amount of vitamin E is found in oils. Olive, sunflower or corn.
- B vitamins are found in eggs, nuts, greens, legumes, and cereals.
Seafood, liver, nuts, chocolate, herbs, garlic, asparagus, broccoli and beans contain many minerals and trace elements.
A great way to boost your immune system is with a cup of cocoa or chicory.
A sedentary lifestyle helps to weaken the immune system. This is especially true for those who work at a table all day indoors. If you already exercise regularly (without overloading), then you are already on the way to your own health. If not already, don’t delay.
Walking, jogging, and other outdoor activities are very helpful. Where there is no dense crowd of people. Indoor or pool activities are also helpful. But, during an exacerbation of viral infections, they are less preferable.
First of all, you should protect the body as much as possible from external aggression of viruses and other infections. The fewer there are around you, the easier it is for the body to cope with the attack. Trust that following basic hygiene practices can significantly reduce your risk of illness.
- Ventilate the room regularly.
- Perform wet cleaning with the addition of an antiseptic.
- Wash your hands with soap and water as often as possible for at least 20 seconds.
- If you cannot wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer.
- During epidemics, avoid crowded places. The recommended distance to other people is at least 1 meter.
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- If you feel the first signs of discomfort, see your doctor. It is advisable to call before the visit and tell about the symptoms.
A healthy lifestyle can strengthen immunity
Proper rest is essential for the immune system to function properly. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time. Don’t stay up late at your computer.
Eating well means eating several times a day regularly without overeating. Many nutritionists advise that the amount of vegetables and salads in the diet is three times the amount of meat.
Stress tries to finish off our already weakened immunity over the winter. Fear, panic, anxiety and other emotions, if they are outside your control, are very dangerous. They impair the body’s ability to defend against disease. Everyone deals with stress in their own way, but there is a universal recipe for protection against mental shocks. Try to form a calm attitude towards what is happening around you. Saying 1000 times easier than doing it. But it’s worth trying and putting in the effort. Laughter and a positive outlook on life can be a good ally in dealing with stress.
Be healthy and enjoy life! Immunity helps all of us.