Some Effective Tricks To Boost Your Immune System Naturally!
Everyday when we step out of the house, we have no clue about how many different types of germs we bring back home. Some of us take a bath in hot water and use a good germ cleaner soap to get rid of all the harmful bacteria and virus that comes along with us.
But is that enough to protect or body from the attack of these harmful, disease causing germs? Well, we guess you known the answer. It’s plainly no. washing yourself with an anti bacterial soap will remove the germs from your skin but what about those germs that goes inside our body and causes different ailments? For that, instead of using soaps we have to do certain things that increase the immune system of the body.
Before we move further it is very important for all the readers to know what immunity is and what does it exactly do to keep us away from diseases. Immunity is the power of the body to fight against diseases. It is the power of an individual to protect himself from infections and other type of disease causing organisms. A person with strong immunity means, his body is less susceptible to diseases if any foreign pathogen attacks the body.
Actually, the white blood cells that are present in our blood are a bunch of distinct types of cells that fight against the foreign pathogens, bacteria and viruses. Whenever our body feels the presence of any such substances, these cells get fully activated to combat against the germs and this mechanism of the body is known as immunity or the immune response of the body.
Immunity can be achieved naturally as well as via medication. You must have heard of several vaccinations. Vaccinations are artificial ways of boosting the immune system against some specific type of diseases, like hepatitis A, measles, etc. But there is another way of boosting the immune system.
These are the natural ways. Immunity can be made strong with the help of some proper foods; by maintaining proper hygiene and by involving the body in some serious physical activities. In the following paragraphs we will be giving you some effective ways through which you can enhance your entire immune system and keep your body away from flu and fever during sudden change of weather.
Herbal Supplements Are Very Essential
If you suffer from low white blood cell count, then you are probable having a very low immune response. In such a case, doctors often recommend herbal supplements. There are several brands of herbal supplements available in the market. If you have the tendency to fall ill very frequently, especially at the time of season change, then it is advisable to opt for a good quality herbal supplement after consulting your physician.
Other than herbal supplements, you can also include essentials oils in your diet. Foods that are cooked in essential oils will help you to increase your immunity. These oils help the body to fight against those viruses which cause flu and colds. It will be also good if you include more herbs in your dishes. They are very potent, natural sources of immunity boosters.
Drink Lemon Juice To Balance pH level of The Body
You might think that it sounds weird but trust us- it’s a fact. Lemon is very essential for maintaining the balance between acid and alkali in our body. It maintains the Ph level of the body. Actually the disease causing bacteria and viruses become more active if the environment of your body is more acidic.
So, to maintain the balance and keep the body form becoming more acidic in nature, you have to drink lemon juice. You can drink it directly with water or by sprinkling it in your salads. You can also add it in your black tea; it tastes good as well as protects your body’s pH level.
There is another way to balance the pH level of your body- it is by consuming apple cider vinegar. It will improve the alkalinity of your body but its taste is not as pleasant as lemon juice.
Opt For The Right Drink
Water therapy is considered as the best way to combat diseases causing germs. Water therapy has the ability to control the temperature of your body. Hence, doctors often recommend the patients to drink plenty of water if he/she is suffering from high fever.
However, it’s not only applicable when you are down with high fever; drinking plenty of water (say about 10 to 12 glasses) throughout the day is must even if you are not suffering from flu or any other disease.
During sudden climatic change, it is also essential for us to stop drinking coffee and chocolate shakes. According to a recent health survey, drinking chocolates and caffeine rich drinks weakens the immune system. All the vitamins and minerals of your body get destroyed by the ingredients of coffee. It weakens your overall health and increases the chances of dehydration.
Sometimes you might feel like drinking coffee. In such a case, it is advisable to drink two more glasses of water in addition to your regular water intake. If need be, you can also drink mineral supplements to eradicate the damage caused by caffeine to your immune system.
Workout And Take Enough Rest
This must be followed by everyone. Be it the youngest or the eldest member of the family. Simple exercises are must for everyone to keep their body fit and away from ailments. If you exercise properly then you are less likely to fall ill. But vigorous workout is also not recommendable. It is very necessary to take enough rest.
Proper sleep is also very necessary to improve your immune system. If you have not taken enough rest then your body will encounter lots of troubles. It will keep you inactive throughout the day and will also make you more prone to viral as well as bacterial diseases. So try to sleep at least, 6-7 hours during the whole day.
So, these were the small tricks that would help you and your entire family to stay away from germs and viral infections. Immunity also depends on our mental health and this should be remembered by everyone. Thus, eat healthy, exercise well, think positive and enjoy a disease free life.