Building Your Immune System
Having a healthy immune system should be a top priority when it comes to your health. Especially with school back in session and those working in close office setting, you are more likely to get sick because of the air and tools that are shared daily. Bad ventilation plays a big role in carrying germs because the air gets recycled and if one person is sick then it may quickly spread to others. When this happens it is important that you have a strong immune system to fight the germs that may cause you to get sick. One thing to be aware of is when seasons change so does your body. Your body is used to functioning in a certain temperature, so as the seasons change, your body is forced to re-adapt. This includes your immune system, making you more vulnerable to infections and viruses.
Tips on how to avoid getting sick during these times are:
Washing your hands often
Get plenty of fluids
Dress according to the weather
Get a proper amount of sleep
Use a humidifier
Other ways that may help build your immune system is by eating certain fruits and vegetables like:
Citrus fruits- Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells.
Red bell peppers- Ounce for ounce, red bell peppers contain twice as much vitamin C as citrus.
Broccoli- is supercharged with vitamins and minerals.
Garlic- Its immune-boosting properties seem to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin.
Spinach- Packed with numerous antioxidants and beta carotene, which may increase the infection-fighting ability of our immune systems.
There are other foods such as poultry and shellfish that can help build the immune system as well. Being aware of what you put into your body is important is it can be the very thing that saved you from catching a virus. Here at Healthy Home Market, we not only have all natural and organic products to help build the immune system but we also have vitamins and medicines to help boost the immune system before, during and after getting over a cold of some sort in our wellness department.