Eat nutrient rich food
– Fill your diet with foods that are rich in vitamins A, C and E, and the minerals zinc and selenium. They help your body fight off those cell damaging ‘free radicals’ that naturally occur in the body as a result of the body using oxygen to function. Examples of antioxidant rich foods include fruit and vegetables (such as carrots, citrus fruits, capsicum, broccoli, blueberries), almonds and brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, meat, shellfish and legumes.
-Both green and black teas are packed with flavonoids, a type of antioxidant. Where green tea
really excels in powerful antioxidant which has been shown to enhance immune function. The fermentation process black tea goes through destroys a lot of the antioxidants. Green tea, on the other hand, is steamed and not fermented, so the EGCG is preserved. Green tea is also a good source of the amino acid L-theanine
. L-theanine may aid in the production of germ-fighting compounds in your T-cells.
– Regular to moderate has been shown that regular, moderate-intensity exercise can help to strengthen your immune system by improving circulation of immune cells, allowing them to work more efficiently. But, too much high intensity exercise can have the opposite effect. So we suggest regularly going for a jog, swim, or gym session (whatever you love doing), but everything in moderation!
Laugh and Sleep
– ‘happy’ hormones are released and you ultimately feel good, providing a great way to escape daily stress. Prolonged stress can lead to your immune system becoming depressed and weakened. And Sleep most important of all – Your body needs sleep to recover, repair and strengthen. If you aren’t getting enough sleep on a regular basis, your immune system may weaken, leaving you unable to fight off those horrible germs.