Hello Friend, we are here again today to get an idea that will add to our stock of knowledge About the Immune System Boosters which will surely help us live a healthy life. It is when we have health that we can think of any other thing in life. The most important thought in the mind of every sick person who is really concerned about his or her life is; how to get well soon and fast!. Everything else becomes secondary and less important.
This topic is very important especially in the current era of Global Pandemic of Covid-19. The world economy and wealth is channeled and even sacrificed in favour of finding a solution to the health problem because it is only the living that can create wealth. There is currently research going on about finding cure to the problem, so the best cure so far is preventive. The best preventive is to improve personal hygiene, social distancing and improve your immune system. I have heard several positive news about people who have recovered and several who tested positive but remained asymptomatic. This means that despite the fact that they have the virus in them, they do not have any disease symptoms because they have strong immune system.
Before we go on to discuss further about the immune system boosters, we will look at some of the most inspiring quotes about living a healthy life by great minds and leaders in our history.
Important Quotes About Health
“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”.
“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.”
“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything”.
“We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture – imagine this – where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.”
“Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work”.
“The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.”
“The first wealth is health.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge”.
“Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.”
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”
“I’m healthy as can be – not an ache or a pain. A lot of my prayer is thanking the Lord that I am healthy. I pray for long life and good health.”
“A person whose mind is quiet and satisfied in God is in the pathway to health.”
Ellen G. White
“Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.”
“Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.”
“The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.”
These great quotes above will always give us idea how important Health is and several natural ways we can boost our immune system with our positive lifestyle.
The Best Immune System Boosters
Healthy and strong immune system reduces chances of infection. Immune system is the first line of defense when disease occurs. Strong immune system does not mean that one will become invincible but rather one will become equip for any health attack. Below are some well researched immune system boosters.
- Reduce Your Stress Level, Have enough sleep and take time for Yourself
- Change your Habits
- Fruits, Vegetables and Seeds
- Exercise the Body and Mind
- Create Healthy Relationships around you and get counseling when you are going through storm of life.
- Herbs, Vitamins and Supplements
Reduce Your Stress Level, Have Enough Sleep
Excessive Stress is the major enemy to our immune system. Stress lowers our body antibodies secretion by releasing hormone Cortisol which fights the white blood cell in our body. It is the white blood cell that is responsible for our body defense. We can reduce stress by finding different ways to pause and ponder about life and slow down. Life is naturally full of daily stress but we must find a way to relax using different means including taking deep breathing when we are anxious, yoga, smiling, meditation, focusing on the positive side of life, taking time to have enough sleep (7-8 hrs) daily, taking time for ourselves to enjoy the sun etc.
Change Your Habits
Our daily habits affect our immune system. To boost our immune system, we must be conscious of the different habits that we indulge in. These habits include; smoking, excessive alcohol intake, junk eating habits, level of sugar based food and drinks intake, excessive weight gain etc. All these factors lowers our immune system.
Fruits, Vegetables and Seed
The best way to have a great immune system is to have a great daily diet based on fruits, vegetables and seed or nuts. This is so because the best of the Immune Boosting vitamins are found naturally in these food ingredients. These vitamins are Vitamin A, B, C, D, E. These are great vitamins for our body defense and should be consumed daily because the body does not store most of them, so they require daily replacement. Some of the best sources of these vitamins include;
- Citrus Fruits like Grapefruits, Oranges, Lemon, Lime, Tangerine etc. These are great sources of Vitamin C which help in building the white blood cell in our body. These are very important fruits that our bodies need daily for strong health.
- Garlic which fights infection, lowers blood pressure and boost our immune system by producing ‘Allicin’ which is a high sulfur compound.
- Carrot , Broccoli, spinach, Red Pepper, lettuce, cabbage, are very rich in Vitamin A by producing Beta Carotene which helps to keep our eyes, skin healthy. We all know that the skin is a major protective organ of the body.
- Ginger is great for sore throat, reduces pain, lowers cholesterol, lowers inflammatory diseases through the production of gingerol. Ginger also helps reduce nausea.
- Turmeric is great for arthritis.
- Avocado is great source of Vitamin E which regulates and maintain the immune system.
- Green Tea is a good source of antioxidant. It also helps to produce amino acids which produces germ fighting compounds.
- Almonds, Sunflower seeds and other nuts are rich in Vitamin E. This is great in boosting our immune system.
- Plain Yogurt with some live and active culture ingredients is a great source of Vitamin D. The Yogurt should have less sugar and can be sweetened with honey if needed.
- Shellfish like crab, lobster, shrimp, mussels are great sources of Zinc, which is essential mineral for good health.
- Chicken and Turkey is major ingredient for making chicken soup which also fight flu. Poultry is a major source of Vitamin B-6, which helps in the building and formation of new red blood cells in the body.
Exercise Your Body And Your Mind
The importance of exercise in maintaining good health can never be overemphasized. There are so many ways we can exercise our bodies like taking the staircase instead of using elevator, washing our cars, taking a walk, walking down to meet a coworker in the office instead of sending an email etc. Exercise help us to improve our sleep, improve our mood, fight weight disorder, fight heart disease etc. This is a great way to boost our immune system.
We also need to exercise our minds by engaging the mind in productive and mind enriching ventures that help us to improve ourselves and remain positive. One of such great resources that can enrich our mind is forward steps.
Create Healthy Relationships around you
Happy and healthy relationships around us boost our mood and help us to feel loved, this is a great immune system booster. When we have people around us we can share our joy and pain, communicate with freely, this help is to relax. It is always good we tap into the advantage of having a great family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, lovers, neighbours that we all have around us to boost our lives and thereby improve our level of immune system. There are people all over the world who are depressed because of lack of healthy relationships around them. Some persons who have this great relationships do not take advantage of it even when they need counseling. Getting and seeking help from professional counselors, our religious leaders, family members, people who have experienced what we are currently passing through can help us a lot when we are depressed.
Herbs, Vitamins, Supplements
For many generations and in many cultures, there are different herbs that have been known to be effective in fighting and preventing illnesses. There have also been well-known vitamin supplements that are approved for use by World Health Organization. These supplements are mostly generic but it is recommended that they are taken on the recommendation of a professional health practitioner. This supplements helps to supplement the gap in our diets and also helps to keep us healthy.
Dear friend, I hope from the information above, you have some additional knowledge on different ways we can prepare our body defenses to fight disease and thereby making us live a healthier and happier life.
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