Your immune system holds an army of antibodies that fight foreign substances in your body that can cause illnesses. But like actual soldiers, they become weary if constantly under attack. You should live a healthy lifestyle to boost your immune system and keep germs out.
Stress is a very deadly condition to put yourself under. Studies show that stress can cause or make illnesses worse. Not only does it cause stomach ulcers, headaches and sicknesses, but if you are infected with herpes, outbreaks may occur. It is important to not allow your body to become stressed mentally or physically. Your immune system will eventually break down when under stress and won't be able to fight against infections. You'll be at your most vulnerable when this happens. By eliminating stress, you will become physically and emotionally healthy.
The body releases substances during stressful times and when combined with more stress, it will have a negative impact on your body's ability to stay healthy.
Although there are many medications available to help boost the immune system, natural remedies are the safest way to do so. Most of the remedies out there can be done right from your own home. Drinking lemons is a great way to boost the immune system. You can mix the juice with water or tea. Lemon juice can also be mixed with vinegar and placed in foods while cooking.
Water alone can greatly help also. Your body needs it and science shows that dehydration can cause many, many problems for you.
No Caffeine and Sugar
Coffee and chocolate are shown to decrease the efficiency of your immune system and health. White sugar also isn't good for your body. Coffee, sugar and chocolate can cause a major increase in energy, but later in the day your body will experience a crash effect. This is a complaint that many have with energy drinks and pills. Why take a supplement to increase energy when in the end you will be more tired than ever?
Raw Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and uncooked vegetables contain antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes. Vitamin C is known to boost the immune system and protect the cells in your body. Oranges are a great source of C vitamins. Dark colored produce such as berries, kale and broccoli are high in flavonoids, polyphenols and other antioxidants. You can also purchase dried up seaweed for minerals - they are sometimes sold raw (meaning they were dried at low temperatures to maintain the enzymes and nutrients).
Many of us spend 90% of our lives indoors, breathing dubiously filtered air and the germs of other people. Some research has shown that being outside in the cold can help your health as well. When you are outdoors, you release endorphins.
You should also go out to social events. Spend time with friends. Get nurtured with a massage or take a hot bubble bath. The human body responds to emotions, so when you are feeling harassed and anxious, it can develop into a sore throat or a cold. Pay close attention to your body to see when an illness is about to occur, you should take these as warning signs to take it easy and do something quick
Boosting up your immune system is a choice of lifestyle. If you eat right and consume the vitamins needed to stay healthy, infections like herpes will have little chance against your antibodies.