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9 Tips to boost your Immune System

· immunesystem,noflu,kickthecolds,antioxidants,nutrition

We are surrounded by millions of bacteria, viruses and other germs that have the potential to enter and harm the body. The winter is particularly hard on the immune system, so making sure that you removing all other triggers that could potentially weaken the immune system.

  • Drinking enough water throughout the day- this will help to flush out any cellular debris, toxins and encourage the lymphatic system moving.
  • Eating healthy fats – the most client that I see are deficient in Omega 3- they will help to keep any inflammation under control in the body. 
  • Ditch the Sugars- we know that there is an increased amount of sugar added to the food that we are eating today. Insulin cant carries Vitamin C into the white blood cells effectively if blood sugar levels are high. 
  • Don’t smoke- Mucous is a lot thicker when a person is a smoker. Therefore it makes the removal of mucous difficult and the delivery of oxygen,  harder for the body.
  • Drink in Moderation – Alcohol depletes the immune system and make you even more vulnerable to infections
  • Eat a breakfast and don’t  skip meals -when we allow our blood sugar levels to fall too low our immune system not working at its optimum level. 
  • Excercise- Research has shown that moderate activity helps to boost the immune system. 
  • Manage your stress- Stress causes increase levels of cortisol in the body and this tends to increase a person eating unhealthy foods and eating sugary foods on the run. 
  • Rainbow of foods on your plate-Pigments on your plate are responsible for nourishing the elements in your immune system - red, purple, yellow and orange coloured foods