With the seasons changing, there is a high chance that many of us will be under the weather at one point or another. Here are a few tips we can start practicing in order to keep our defenses up:
- Drink Lemon Water every morning: Boosts Your Immune System. Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) found in lemons demonstrates anti-inflammatory effects, and is used as complementary support for asthma and other respiratory symptoms plus it enhances iron absorption in the body; iron plays an important role in immune function. Lemons also contain saponins, which show antimicrobial properties that may help keep cold and flu at bay. Lemons also reduce the amount of phlegm produced by the body.
- Exercise: HELPS your immune system. “Exercise not only helps your immune system fight off simple bacterial and viral infections, it decreases your chances of developing heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer.” National Institute of Health.
- EAT HEALTHY: the vast majority of the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to fight a cold (or anything) are found in the food you eat. Here’s a chart that will help you find what you need to eat for your deficiencies: