We are familiar with the cold and chilly winds of the winter. Dusting off our jackets at this time isn't anything new. With the chilly wind roaming our streets, we are sure it's going to be a long season of cold.
However, before going to the stores to get your tissues, you must check out these 15 tips on how to boost your immune system in the winter. These tips will guide you and save you the stress of being the ice victim.
Here we go!
Ensure that you eat a healthy and balanced diet. Ensure that all components of food are included in your meals – nuts, vegetables, fruits, sprouts, and seeds. Eat as many organic products as you can (both seasonal and regional). These foods contain a lot of nutrients that can boost your immunity.
Add spices and herbs to your food
Spices and herbs have antiseptic and antibacterial healing properties. Also, they give food a great taste! A dash of some herbs and a sprinkle of some spices will get you an immune-friendly meal.
Not many know this but garlic has very potent anti-microbial properties. Eating raw garlic is certainly a great way to boost your immunity in the winter.
Drink enough water
Water cleanses your body of all the toxins in it. It also freshens your system and ensures that it stays healthy and well hydrated while also giving your immune system a boost!
You do not necessarily have to go working out at a fitness studio or a gym. You could do something as simple as a half-hour work daily. Daily exercising is great for your health. It reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic ailments. It also improves yours gives you a better look while also delaying the aging process.
Get enough sleep
A fine-tuned sleep strengthens your immune system. Conversely, depriving yourself of sleep weakens your immune system. Make sure that you sleep well for up to 8 hours to shape up your immune system. It is very important.
Do not stress too much
It is a known fact that stress makes a person more susceptible to illness. People who overstress themselves fall ill more often. The best you can do is relax. Get enough rest. Do yoga, read, or meditate. This will help you to recharge. What you need to do is take a chill pill!
Cut down on your sugar intake
Sugar has a damaging effect on your immune system. Why? Well, because it tends to trigger inflammations in your body – and an inflamed body is a thriving ground for flu microbes. You will do well to feed on natural sources of sugar like dried fruits and fresh fruits. Your guts will be happy about it.
A massage helps
There’s no better way to give your immunity a boost other than having a relaxing massage. A massage will stimulate your lymphatics. The lymphatic system is the body's defense force. And apart from stimulating your lymphatic system, it gives you a great feeling, doesn't it?
A smart dressing helps
Surprising, isn’t it? Well, it is good to protect yourself in the cold winter weather, your hands and face are very important, but then, these are usually the most forgotten. Wear a warm scarf and snug gloves, as well as winter boots and the right jacket. Stay warm and stay healthy.
Keep your hands clean always
You must wash your hands all the time regardless of the season, but come winter with the flu and the cold going around, you’re better off adhering to this simple precaution rather than having to worry about contracting germs and falling sick.
Research has shown that loneliness and isolation affect immunity. You must connect with your loved ones, friends, and family. Their warmth will make your winter very pleasant.
Distance yourself from the toxins
Sometimes, we may surround ourselves with toxins unknowingly – even through our so-called cleaning products. Some of these products may not be helpful to our immune system. You must keep your body and your environment clean withy green cleaning products.