Natural Immune system
The immune system is comprising of our body s different organs coming together to fight invaders like bacteria, viruses, and germs. The immune system protects us by creating a barrier to stop viruses or any other invader. In the process of helping our body to fight invaders, it produces white cells including other chemicals, and destroys the virus or other invaders before it starts to reproduce and making its copies in our system. For this, we require a healthy immune system. In this process your body organs like your skin, lungs, digestive tract, etc. are also involved.
The healthy immune system is required to fight outside the enemy so let’s talk about how to increase the immunity of our body.
Here are a few common supplements and superfoods that can help.
This vitamin is a very important participant in the army of immunity. You can use it for a common cold. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and very successful in treating acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). There are tablets that are available on the counter. Citrus fruits like lemon and oranges are good sources of vitamin C.
This can provide mild protection from respiratory tract infections and as most of the people have a deficiency in vitamin D you can consult Doctor to take it. There are easily available vitamin D ingredients from medical stores moreover fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel and salmon are a good source of vitamin D.
Zinc a supplement is an important component of white blood corpuscles. It is advisable to take zinc for everyone but particularly for old peoples. People can be susceptible to viral infection in case there is zinc deficiency. Red meat, beans, chicken peas, and the seed of pumpkin and sesame are good sources of zinc.
This is full of nutrients and minerals and vitamins which have antibacterial and antiviral qualities. Consuming Elderberry will help fight influenza and cold.
This agricultural produce contains a curcumin compound which boosts the immune function of the body. This is a bright yellow spice that is used in every household in India.
Garlic increases and enhances body immunity and has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.
In addition to the above-mentioned ingredients to eat there are some other measures that can be adopted to increase immunity and protect from COVID-19.
1. Take warm water for drinking.
2. Inhale the steam of mint leaves.
3. Drink herbal and organic tea.
4. Try to avoid sugar.
5. Practice yoga and meditation.
6. You can apply coconut oil, sesame oil, and clarified butter in nostrils to keep it clean and clear.
Other recommendations for boosting natural immunity
If something is good for everything then good sleep is the most important example of it. Good sleep boosts the effectiveness of specialized immune cells ( T- cells ). Please remember the main function of these T cells is recognizing foreign invaders and activating protein that attaches to and kills them. There is a lot of studies about good sleep of 8 hrs and it is established fact by many research that anyone has good sleep, chances of getting cold, reduce very considerably.
Please note that as your stress level increases your body s amount of white blood cells also decreasing, The lower quantity of white blood cells in the body has a very negative impact on the natural immunity power of the body.
Good exercise reduces stress hormones and improving the natural immune defense activity of the human body. Any exercise which pushes your heart pumping is good for immunity but very vigorous and high-intensity physical exercise for a longer hour can infect reduce immunity. So be careful and do not do intensive exercise for more than 1-2 hrs.
A positive mindset is very important as in different research it has come out that negative emotions make you more susceptible to the common cold. In this period when we are experiencing an unknown lockdown, care has to be taken and keep us stress-free.
Diet you eat
Try to keep your sugar and blood pressure under control, try to eat a low carb diet. Eating fruits and vegetables increase the ability of body fighting against infections. Sunflower seeds, melon seeds are a good source of plant protein
Certain seeds and nuts like sunflower seeds, Flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, and melon seeds are excellent sources of protein and vitamins.
It is important to drink water all through the day as water flushes out toxins from our body and decreases the chances of flu. If you have some problem drinking plain water regularly you can start consuming products like fruit juices etc.
Important points to remember
Avoid Smoking, alcohol and other addictive substances
Smoking and, alcohol consumption weakened body defenses and respiratory illnesses.
Smoking and vaping are also responsible to weaken your lung capacity and destroy the cells lining your respiratory tracts. These cells lining are important because these fight viruses that enter through nasal orifices.
There are reports that people who consumed a high quantity of alcohol may suffer from ARDS (Acute Respiratory distress syndrome) is one of the conditions caused by coronavirus infection.
Although the above-mentioned points are going to help you to increase your natural immunity, but at the same time you should consult with your doctor or physician to find out whether you are getting your diet as per the healthy body requirement.
Here I would like to emphasize that world can take note of Indian Ayurveda which has extensive knowledge about maintaining a healthy life. This is based on preventive care, derives from the concepts of “Dinacharya” – daily regimes and “Ritucharya” – seasonal regimes to maintain a healthy life. It is a plant-based science. This lifestyle in return increases natural immunity.
Till we receive any vaccine, we should try to boost our natural immunity power. Please share if you have any idea in your mind to increase human immunity power so that people can takeadvantage of this.