The immune system defends your body against different agents causing illness. There are two types of the immune system: innate immune system and adaptive immune system. Any disorder in the immune system causes autoimmune disease, cancer and inflammatory diseases. In the following sentences, we will tell you how to improve your immunity in order to protect you against infective agents.
Immune system boosters:
1- You should quit smoking, it affects your health badly causing many diseases and may lead to death.
2- Regular exercise improve your health and mood.
3- Healthy weight maintenance helps you to avoid overweight disease and stress.
4- Drugs and alcohol quit.
5- Avoid stress and sleep well.
6- Eating healthy balanced food.
7- Wash hands regularly especially before eating, after eating and after using the bathroom.
8- Wash vegetables and fruit well before eating.
9- Cook meats and eggs well.
10- Avoid processed and junk food as possible.
11- Always use a tissue to cover your mouth during cough and sneezing.
12- Avoid excess salt or sugar as possible.
13- Do not use any medicine without a medical consultant, do not repeat the medicine without your doctor’s order.
14- Do not use analgesics without doctor orders, excess analgesics intake for a long time means renal failure.
How to improve your immunity naturally?
Eating healthy food full of nutrients improves your health like :
1- Food contains vitamin C:
unfortunately, our bodies can not produce or store vitamin C which is a key to infection fight, it increases white blood cell production. You should add citrus fruits that contain vitamin C like oranges and lemons to your food, you should also add vegetables contains vitamin C to your meals like red bell peppers and broccoli. You can know more about food types in the following link: https://nafies.com/red-bell-pepper-health-benefits/
It has immune-boosting properties, it also decreases high blood pressure and protects you from heart diseases.
It decreases inflammation, reducing sore throat and any inflammation in your body.
It contains many vitamins and minerals like zinc which is needed to improve health.
5- Nut and sunflower seeds:
It contains many vitamins like vitamin E and vitamin C, they contain antioxidants that can improve your health and immunity.
For more information: https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/foods-that-boost-the-immune-system
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