4 Ways to Boost Your Immunity Naturally Against COVID-19
With the coronavirus situation evolving in the country, we have been hearing a lot about basic hygiene measures and following them thoroughly to minimize the impact of the virus. Good hygiene practices and Self Isolation are key to reduce exposure to COVID- 19, however, we hear very little about the importance of boosting immunity, one of the basic prevention methods to fight infections effectively.
Keeping your immune system healthy during such stressful times can help in preventing infection and diseases. Making healthy lifestyle choices by consuming nutritious foods, staying hydrated by drinking safe mineral water, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep can strengthen our immune system and make our body less susceptible to diseases.
While there are no supplements and vaccines that promise to prevent you from contracting the virus, boosting your immunity by following some simple measures can help you to be better equipped to resist infectious illness from coming your way.
Stay Hydrated – Our body depends on water to survive and adequate hydration is essential for an healthy immune system. One should avoid drinking tap water as it is exposed to various chemicals and toxins over the long haul. On the other hand RO and Commonly used purification techniques include reverse osmosis (RO) or simply boiling of water. RO water filters are designed to eliminate contaminants from the water but also they also remove minerals in water that are essential for maintaining our health. The resulting water is practically devoid of necessary minerals or contain them in very trace quantities. In order to get adequate mineral supplements from water, it is essential to drink Mineral water, particularly in these times. Mineral water provides dietary supplements of minerals and carries oxygen throughout the body — to organs, tissues, and blood cells, thereby strengthening your immune system.
It is vital to make sure that you consume water that is free of pathogens, that has been subjected to the rigorous purification methods and contains the right level of minerals for the seamless functioning of your body. One should be cautious of Local and unbranded mineral water-bottles as most of them may not provide water in tested containers or passed through quality tests. Avoid using refilled bottle of glass, plastic or any other material as they are not safe if not sterilized for 20 minutes every day. If you have to step out in case of emergency drink purified water from a sealed bottle and avoid public water sources.
Eat a Balanced Diet – Our immune system depends mainly on a balanced diet that usually provides all of the essential minerals and nutrients needed for the body. By getting the adequate nutrients to your immune system, you improve your body’s ability to fight any illness. One of the defenses against viral infections is to eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables to help support a healthy immune system. Try adding healthful fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans to your diet to absorb immune-boosting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Exercise Regularly – While it may not be possible to step out for a walk in the current situation, light exercises at home 2- 4 times a week can go a long way in releasing the toxins from your body. Regular exercise improves metabolism, which has a direct correlation with body immunity. Exercise is a simple way to prepare your defense system. It can also ease stress and help combat anxiety, fear and anger during such trying times.
Good Sleep – Lack of Sleep can affect your immune system. With 7-9 hours of sleep you can recharge your immune system to fight off illnesses. Researchers have found that sleep deprivation can also have profound consequences on your physical health and puts you at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes. While we are sleeping our body is building energy, fixing and repairing itself for a stronger immunity. With the anxiety levels so high currently, getting enough sleep might never have been so important.
While the battle against the Covid-19 is rapidly emerging and the world is trying to find a cure for the virus, we must do our bit by limiting our exposure to the virus by staying indoors, building our immunity by eating healthy, hydrating with mineral water and following basic hygiene protocol to keep away from exposing ourselves to any infections.
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