Sometimes, without doing any activity, we end up feeling tired and exhausted. One of the main reasons for this is the under-charged body, due to a lack of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, our immune system destroys any foreign body which threatens to harm your body. Immunity helps to keep your body healthy and perked up. Low immunity level causes lack of zeal and body aches. White blood cells are one of the core elements of the immune system, including the mucous membranes as well as the skin.
The constant communication helps them to fight the bacteria or any foreign body. Also, if your immune system is weakened, it opens the door for innumerable diseases, which leads to ultimate states.
Things to Do
- Avoid too many antibiotics. Instead of helping, they may dig your grave even further.
- Stop smoking.
- Sleep at least 8 hours to get your body rejuvenated.
- Lastly, drink plenty of fluids as it is a great supporter to increase the immunity level.
Some Natural Immune Boosters for your body
Astragalus – This is a Chinese root is used in the Far East as an excellent tonic food and medicinal plant. The root is sold all over the world in the form of six to twelve-inch roots. Also, the root and its extracts are excellent immune system boosters. You can boil this root along with chicken broth to make an excellent soup. It has been used for lung problems, on and off cold bouts, and shortness of breath. This is very useful for chronic ulcers and relentless external infections.
Echinacea is a highly recommended herbal plant used for various herbal remedies. It has been known to treat the common cold, influenza, and other kinds of infection. Echinacea increases the number of immune cells, which helps in the act of increasing the immunity level. It is not toxic and does not have any side-effects making it such a useful herbal plant.
Raspberries and Plums
Have raspberries and plums as it contains Xylitol (sugar-free sweetener) which helps to fight ear and sinus infection and tooth decay.
Increase zinc content in your diet. You can get your regular zinc supply through poultry, pork, fortified cereals, yogurt, oysters, and milk.
Vitamin A increases the level of immunity and you can have it in your diet by eating sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, and pumpkin, or any kind of orange vegetables.
Shiitake and Maitake
Shiitake and maitake are the best sources of mushrooms to increase your immunity level. Also, it increases white blood cells to fight the bacteria.
Black or Green Tea
Black or green tea also increases your immunity level. Also, it has an excellent source of polyphenols which helps in clearing the free radicals.
Ashwagandha In Ayurveda, the herb ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-stress, anti-oxidant, rejuvenating, aphrodisiac, and immune-enhancing properties. In fact, it’s an adaptogen that stimulates the immune system and improves memory.
Also, it helps to fight against stress due to its anti-stress properties. It increases the count of white blood cells and prepares the body to produce antigens against various infections and allergies. It’s also a tonic for the heart and lungs as its regular intake controls the blood pressure and regulates the heartbeat. It has a strong, nourishing, and protective effect on the nervous system.
Read More about the Various other benefits of ashwagandha here.
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