Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System

  • Get enough sleep and manage stress.Sleep deprivation and stress overload increase the hormone cortisol, prolonged elevation of which suppresses immune function
  • Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds, which will provide your body with the nutrients your immune system needs
  • Turmeric contains vitamin B6 as well as minerals like potassium, manganese and iron that are important for the functioning of different body systems
  • Garlic is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent and immune booster. Because heat deactivates a key active ingredient, add it to foods just before serving.
  • Green tea is great for boosting the immunity. It contains epigallocatechin gallate, a type of flavonoid that fights bacteria and viruses
  • Oranges are also a great source of copper, potassium, Vitamin A and Vitamin B9, Vitamin B1 and carotenoids that are vital for the immunity system of the body
  • If you get recurrent infections, consider taking immune-supportive herbs such as eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticocus), Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng)
  • Deficiency of vitamin E can adversely affect your body’s ability to fight infections.All you need to do is chew a handful of almonds to boost your immunesystem
  • Being a storehouse of amino acids, healthy fats and antioxidants, avocados help balance your hormones and adrenals as well as support the immune system