3 Ways to Support Your Immune System
After 2020’s historically low flu rates during lockdowns, experts are predicting we may see a big spike in viruses such as colds and flus this season.
In addition to following local guidelines and governmental health measures, read on to learn some extra ways we can support our immune systems this season.
Antioxidants such as vitamin A and vitamin C support overall wellness when our immune systems are working hard at fighting off an infection. They can be easily found in plant foods such as fruits, vegetable, nuts and seeds. Making small tweaks such as adding berries to your morning cereal or tossing a couple more veggies into an evening stew or stir-fry can go a long way.
Strengthen gut health
Our gut health involves the collection of bacteria in our intestinal tracts that help keep our bodies in balance. And this bacteria plays a number of roles in our wellbeing, one of which is supporting our immune system. Research indicates that 70% of our immune system is actually found in our gut!
So what can we do to support it? For one, we can reduce the impact of stress on our gut health through practices such as mindful mediation. Another helpful step to support our gut health is to consume foods that are naturally rich in probiotics such as sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, miso, kimchi or tempeh.
Get some shut-eye
Research indicates that sleep has a major influence on our immune systems. If you’re struggling to fall asleep or to stay asleep, check out THIS post with 3 of our tips on how to improve your sleep.
Want More Immunity Tips?
If you found these tips helpful and want to learn more about how to support your immune system, consider booking our Boost your Immunity Wellness Session for you and your team.