Once again you come home freezing? Everyone is sneezing at work? In order to feel healthy on a regular basis, it is recommended to boost our body a little and support it, with some specific vitamins, minerals, and herbs. Which ones?
The vitamin that you should supplement to support your immune system is vitamin D. You should know that this vitamin is responsible for our good mood and well-being, and most importantly for our immunity as well. Endogenous synthesis in the skin under the influence of sunlight, which is the main source of this vitamin for our body, may not be enough, in order to provide us with an adequate daily concentration of it.
Vitamin C, which is scientifically proven to be effective in decreasing a cold duration, will certainly come in handy. It also strengthens the immune system and protects against oxidative stress.
Vitamin B6 is equally important in building immunity. It stimulates the body to create antibodies which are responsible for immune system response. It is a good idea to include bananas, avocados, and good-quality oils in your diet. You can also consider supplementation of Vitamin B6, preferably in the P5P form.
Probiotics are already well known to some people, but some associate them only with the support of antibiotic therapy. However, our gut microflora is called the second brain for a reason. Weight problems, irritability, depressive symptoms, can all be the result of gut dysbiosis.
We have millions of immune system cells in our second brain. In addition to trying to boost your gut flora with natural ways like pickles, sauerkraut or kefir, how about giving probiotic therapy a try? This will not only build a protective shield for your gut, strengthen your immune system cells, but also make what you eat more digestible and beneficial to your body.
Omega 3 acids
We can and should take care over sufficient intake of the essential omega 3 fatty acids from the diet. However, usually, the supply from the diet is insufficient. These fatty acids are responsible for our concentration, they reduce pain and improve immunity. What dietary products are the best sources of Omega 3 fatty acids? They will be fish, seaweed, and seafood.
Glutathione is another product from our arsenal to fight the immune system’s decline. Glutathione is an antioxidant that participates in the development of white blood cells-lymphocytes. It has the ability to degrade free radicals and thus takes care of the health of our entire body.
What else will strengthen the immune system?
What else is important? Vegetables and fruits! It is important that we include 6-9 servings of vegetables and 1-2 servings of fruit in our daily diet plan. Especially in the form of warm soups, with the addition of strengthening and warming spices, such as turmeric, pepper, ginger, or chili peppers.
To avoid colds, it’s also a good idea to take care of something as obvious as proper hydration. Most of us forget about this crucial factor. Wondering if you can replace water with something else? Absolutely! Fruit and herbal teas are the perfect solutions. Infusions prepared with ginger, lemon, and cardamom are also a great solution for improving hydration.