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Embracing good health and proper nutrition remains paramount. Stay healthy throughout the year by taking care of yourself against seasonal health issues like colds, allergies, and infections.
To provide expert guidance, we’ve handpicked health tips from certified professionals, drawing from Boosting Your Immunity for Dummies on Audible. Let’s together give a substantial boost to our immune systems while keeping our finances in check!
Strengthen your immune system
Allergies and asthma are becoming prevalent in society because of the polluted artificial environment in which people live. Human-made fabrics, processed foods, re-circulated air, infected air, mosquitoes, and changes in weather attack your body’s natural defense system. Clean surroundings, a pro-health lifestyle, immunotherapy, and over-the-counter prescribed drugs work for combating most allergies.
Vitamin C in oranges, broccoli, strawberries, and red peppers are the best foods to help you fight allergies.
Vitamin C in oranges, broccoli, strawberries, and red peppers are the best foods to help you fight allergies. Soups and broths can be prepared with affordable ingredients such as green leafy vegetables combined with protein-rich foods such as eggs, chicken, and fish.
Medicinal herbs to the rescue
Medicinal herbs are really nature’s gift. They work wonders in alleviating and preventing many ailments. Herbs are an effective, inexpensive, and convenient way to manage your health.
Medicinal herbs are really nature’s gift.
Aloe vera is one such herb that contains different active compounds that help in lowering cholesterol, soothe inflammation, heal ulcers, and irritable bowel diseases, and treat acne, and skin conditions like psoriasis and dandruff.
Astragalus is a Chinese medicinal shrub known to stimulate the immune system and embody antioxidant benefits. It has been used for centuries in medical practices in China.
Start your day right with a nutritious breakfast
Regular kitchen ingredients including eggs, spinach, apples, almonds, cabbage, and walnuts can be used to elevate traditional breakfasts to make a delicious yet immunity-boosting meal. These ingredients assist in the prevention of cancer, aid in improving bone health, reduce hypertension, are rich in antioxidants, maintain a healthy gut, and ease asthma.
Similar to kale, cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable similar to reduce your risk of cancer.
Boost Your Vitamin D Intake
Vitamin D is essential for bone health as well as muscle and nerve functions. Vitamin D also helps the immune system fight off bacteria and viruses. Vitamin D bolsters immunity against colds and viruses.
Vitamin D is essential for bone health as well as muscle and nerve functions
It is found in foods like citrus fruits, egg yolks, cod liver oil, berries, and vegetables such as spinach, mushroom, and broccoli.
Incorporate anti-inflammatory products and probiotics in your diet
Skip antibiotics and consume kefir (fermented milk drink) and kombucha (fermented, sweetened black tea) as beverages. These are great sources of probiotics and help fight inflammation because when inflammation is at a minimum, your immune system works at its peak.
What is even more beneficial is that the flavors of these drinks will help control sugar cravings which are necessary for elderly people.
Prepare ginger tea with almond milk, pepper, raw honey, and ginger root, cinnamon or cardamom is optional.
Include superfoods like blueberries, flax seeds, spirulina, and green tea – these magical ingredients are vital for the functioning of multiple organs as well as lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease, and improve digestion.
When you keep all these tips on your checklist, make sure to also incorporate simple fitness exercises and breath awareness exercises. For more such expert health advice, tune into Boosting Your Immunity for Dummies on Audible.
Indo-Asian News Service