With the Coronavirus running rampant, it's important to help build your immune system in order to protect you from this virus, or at least help ensure a smoother and faster recovery. There are many ways you can do this, from eating healthy, to taking supplements, and many other options. In this blog post, we'll giving you some tips that'll help to improve your immune system.
Recipes To Help Your Immune System
First on this tip list, we'll be going over some recipes and foods that can help you. Bare in mind, no single food can protect you from getting this virus. However, you can definitely help to give your body the power to recover easier and reduce the severity of the virus.
This recipe can help to boost you immune system, as both lemons and beets are packed with vitamin C. If you didn't know already, increasing your vitamin C intake is a great way to boost your immune system. This simple recipe can be found on FoodMatter's website, with a super easy and straight-forward layout of the ingredients.
Beetroot juice recipe: http://tinyurl.com/BeetrootJuice
This next recipe is for a superfood salad that KindEarth has created, and it's definitely a fantastic salad that should have your body feeling good once it's full of all those immune system boosting ingredients. This recipe is designed to keep you fit all year round, and now is a better time than ever to try superfoods if you haven't before.
Superfood salad recipe: http://tinyurl.com/SuperfoodSaladRecipe
Carrot Ginger Soup
Soup is an amazing thing for making you feel better, especially if you have a cold. What about its ability to help your immune system? It can even do that! DelishKnowledge has made a great recipe that involves both carrots and ginger. Due to its strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, ginger may boost immune health. This simple carrot ginger soup recipe serves two and is ready in 10-15 minutes.
Carrot ginger soup recipe: http://tinyurl.com/GingerCarrotSoup
Other Ways To Boost Your Immune System
Eating healthy foods isn't the only way to help your immune system, and it may not be a viable option for you right now. Fear not, we'll be going over some other ways you can help yourself.
Get Some Vitamin D
Getting yourself some vitamin D can certainly help to fight off viruses, and it's overall been researched to show that it generally makes you feel better and can make recovery easier. Lack of this vitamin is also a common cause of nutrient deficiency. Unfortunately, it's common knowledge that Scotland doesn't see a lot of sun, which is the best way to get this vitamin naturally. However, you can find it in foods, such as fatty fish like salmon, tuna and mackerel, and in small amounts in beef liver, eggs, cheese, and mushrooms.
It's no secret that exercise is a great way to improve your body's health. Exercising can reduce inflammation and supports infection-fighting cells. While you may not be able to get outside for a jog, or go work out in the gym, there are many exercises you can do in the comfort of your home. You can even take up some yoga, and you might have a lasting hobby you can continue to pursue after the virus subsides. It's also been shown that exercise-induced endorphins can relieve stress.
Getting a healthy amount of sleep is crucial for your body's ability to defend itself and recover. Not only is this one of the most factually backed-up ways to help, it's also free. Studies show that you should be getting 7 to 9 hours sleep a night. As you sleep, your body uses that time to do critical recovery and repair of essential functions, including your immune system. It has been shown that a mere one night of poor sleep can lower your immune cells by as much as 70%.