The immune system is defensive mechanism which protects our body from disease-causing microorganisms. For this to function properly, it requires balance and harmony. But it can be weakened by many factors from diet, work, food habits, deficiency of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, pressure, environmental factors, etc.
The changing life style pattern results in frequent infections and allergies such as cold, cough, running nose, tonsillitis, bronchitis, allergic rhinitis, allergic skin problems, etc.
Reports suggest that taking too much of antibiotics might weaken the immune response.
The much elusive immune system can be boosted by a healthy food habit and lifestyle along with proper exercises. Some of the ways to enhance the immune system are by
Including micronutrients in diet: Food rich in micronutrients such as zinc, selenium, iron, copper, folic acid, and vitamins A, B6, C, and E helps to increase the immune reaction. Citrus fruits, red peppers, broccoli, ginger, spinach, shellfish, dry fruits and nuts, sunflower and flax seeds, etc are rich source of micronutrients.
Sufficient sleep and stress management.
Reduced or loss of sleep leads to increased stress which inturn increases the level of the hormone cortisol, prolonged elevation of which suppresses immune function.
Quit tobacco and smoke
A proper healthy diet: Eating plenty of green vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds, eggs, poultry and dairy products provide the body with the nutrients required by the immune system needs.
Sufficient exposure to sunlight: It helps in the production of vitamin D.
Regular walks and exercises help in the production of many hormones that enhances the immunity and also helps in reducing stress and improve the sleep quality.
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