Easy Ways to Enhance Immunity Naturally

Today due to the rapid spread of the Corona virus, our attention has shifted towards having a robust immune system. The fact that the infection can spread rapidly amongst individuals, our whole focus has now shifted towards proper protection methods.

 

Although in our lives, pollution is no less of a challenge than the Corona virus, but people take it in their stride casually without understanding its long-lasting harmful effects.

 

We need to understand that we can develop our immune system to its peak potential by following simple, easy to do actions which will not only help us lead a balanced physical life but a sound mental and emotional life too.

 

If we are fatigued or feel low, then naturally, our body is more prone to stress and infections; hence it is essential that one consciously chooses to be mindful of the choices one is making, and the ‘right’ will follow by itself.

 

One needs to adopt an all-encompassing healthy lifestyle and food habits. It is not a complicated topic but rather “just go back to basics” and eat natural and seasonal food in balanced amounts. The requirement is to stay close to nature and limit our screen time regularly.

Simple Ways for Building Immunity

Vitamin C is one of the best sources to increase immunity. It is a water-soluble vitamin that can be found easily in lemon, oranges, tangerines, avocado, berries, etc.

 

Since it is water-soluble, the body is not able to store it and excretes the excess quickly too, and thus it needs to be replenished every day

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Good practices like brisk walking, yoga, etc. should be done regularly to move all of our limbs and muscles.

 

If the muscles are not stretched each day, they tend to become inactive and storehouses of toxics; bringing down our immunity

Vitamin C is one of the best sources to increase immunity. It is a water-soluble vitamin that can be found easily in lemon, oranges, tangerines, avocado, berries, etc.

 

Since it is water-soluble, the body is not able to store it and excretes the excess quickly too, and thus it needs to be replenished every day

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Vitamin B6 is another essential water-soluble vitamin that boosts immunity.

 

It is available in some wholegrain cereals like wheat germ, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, also in Potatoes, Milk vegetables, chicken, poultry, fish, bread, etc.

Milk is another superfood that needs to be consumed each day for a robust immune system.

 

Curd is the best natural probiotic to consume daily.

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The plate of any of our meals should contain about 1/4th of our staple(grain)-preparation, and the rest be our seasonal vegetables along with Pulses & legumes, poultry, or other protein sources. Natural probiotics like curds should be regular inclusion.

 

Do add two servings of fruits each day for the right amount of anti-oxidants.

Care should be taken to use oils that are made by pressing seeds like mustard, coconut, or olive seeds.

 

The oil thus obtained is an excellent and natural way to increase immunity.

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Eggs and fish are some immune boosters rich in omega-three fatty acids.

 

Cereals and any “Atta” that is unpolished and coarse are natural sources of good protein and nutrients.

Proper sleep is also essential to maintain a healthy immune system.

 

Disturbed body clock with irregular circadian rhythm will weaken the body and give mental and physical fatigue.

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Ayurveda wisdom encourages one to have the last meal-of-the-day as early as possible because the Liver suspends it’s working very late evenings

Today, we are too caught up in the materialistic aspects of life to realize that real happiness can only be found by being true to oneself and taking care of our bodies.
We need to focus on the quality of our life, rather than improving only the “comforts” of life. Because of our lifestyle choices, we have exposed our bodies to infections and germs of all kinds but, at the same time, cannot fight them effectively.
Various good tendencies need to be encapsulated to lead a healthy life by taking the first step of going back to basics and including more and more organic foods and the natural preparation methods into our diet.

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