The best way to strengthen your immune system at any time of the year is by doing it naturally with immune-boosting foods and a healthy, wholefood diet.
But there are a few nutritional supplements that can work wonders for your immune system and your overall health. Here are our top 3 tips for staying healthy and taking your immunity to new levels!
1. Up your protein intake
The amino acids in protein help to make up our immune system. Protein contains immunoglobulins, also known as antibodies, which circulate in blood, and support our immune systems, as well as attack viruses and other foreign substances in the body.
Protein is a major energy source and it is responsible for everything from building tissues, boosting immunity, and making your hair and nails strong and shiny.
The easiest way to get more amino acids in your diet is by including a serving of protein in your diet every day. Try Organic Vanilla Bean WPI - it’s free of sugar and additives and uses organic ingredients. Include it in your morning smoothie, shake it with milk after exercise, or include it in raw snacks like these Raw Salted Caramel Protein Balls, and watch your energy levels and immunity increase!
2. Bare juices Immunity
Bare Juices Immunity is a cold-pressed juice powder made with all organic ingredients, including finger lime, carrot, apple, and ginger. As it is freeze-dried, Bare Juice has locked in over 98% fresh fruits' nutrition, was specifically designed to protect the body from disease and beat away colds or cravings.
Carrot, apple, ginger and finger lime is a winning combination. Packed full of phytonutrients and vitamin C, this juice will help to banish common colds, boost your immune system and revitalise your whole body.
Certified organic and extremely versatile, this juice blend will add some excitement to your morning routine, with it’s fresh and zesty finger lime flavour.
We all know that exercise is good for us, but exercising regularly can greatly help your immune system. It’s been proven that people who exercise regularly have up to a 35% lower risk of getting coronary heart disease and stroke, a substantially lower risk of getting cancer, and are at lower risk of getting depression or neurological illnesses. It also keeps your bones healthy and strong.
It is thought that exercise helps boost our immune systems by doing the following:
- Flushing bacteria out of the lungs and airways, which decreases susceptibility of getting colds or viruses.
- Exercise reduces stress hormones in the body. It is thought that some stress hormones can increase your chance of illness. Lower stress hormones may protect against illness.
- Physical activity can cause an increase of white blood cells in the body. White blood cells are cells of the cells of the immune system that fight disease.
So make sure you’re looking after your immune system, with a healthy, wholefood diet, and plenty of exercise, and it will look after you in return.