9 Simple Things To Boost Your Immune System Naturally
If you are gluten free and you search for ways to boost your immune system naturally you’ll get millions of results. And some of the results you’ll get are very complicated. But most people will only implement things that are simple. So here’s a quick list of things you can do to improve your immune system naturally (and if you find any suggestions that really grab you then by all means, do more research on them)…
1. Get good quality sleep
About a third of your life is sleeping. And getting a good night sleep is very important to helping your body to function well. There are very simple things you can do to have a better sleep like…
a) having a set time when you go to sleep and a set time when you get up.
b) getting out in the sun for as much as you can during the day.
c) stop watching anything with any artificial light about 2 hours before you go to bed.
d) avoid caffeine late in the day
e) make sure your bedroom is a calm and relaxed place and it should be cooler than warmer. Around 18 – 20 degrees is a good temperature for most people but find what temperature works for you. Also, you should have a comfy bed and pillow obviously
f) Don’t eat late in the day.
g) Use relaxation techniques before you go to sleep like reading, having a bath, playing relaxing music, practicing breathing, having a shower etc.
h) Try not to drink 1 – 2 hours before you go to bed.
2. Eat more 1 ingredient foods
There are foods that have been proven to help people build up immunity naturally like garlic, broccoli, bell peppers etc. but if all you did was to eat more foods with 1 ingredient then it would help you a lot to be healthier. And this is pretty easy to do. Just ask every time you eat how many ingredients are in your foods. If you have any processed foods then naturally they are not 1 ingredient foods. Just try to eat more natural foods and you will be better for it.
3. Take a good multi-vitamin
There is a lot of evidence that shows that Vitamin C and Zinc etc. are generally going to help people with building up there immune system. But I don’t know you and I don’t know what other medications you may be on and any implications of adding in a natural supplement. Also, I don’t know your diet so you may not be Zinc deficient or low in Vitamin C. So my advice would be to find a good multi-vitamin first and that hopefully will cover any gaps in your diet. However, first you should focus on eating good quality foods. That should be the first thing you do. Don’t use supplements to try and fix a problem without addressing diet first.
4. Have healthy fats
Include good quality fats into your diet like olive oil, avocado’s, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds etc.
5. Limit Sugars
You can do this by not eating too much processed foods. But you should also not consume too much fruits and refined carbohydrates like potatoes and rice.
Try and do some exercise every day. And preferably out in the sun. A brisk walk is an ideal form of exercise or a bike ride.
7. Drink Water And Herbal Teas
Drink a lot of water and have herbal teas. If you want better immunity choose water and herbal tea over alcohol.
8. Reduce Stress
Stress is very bad on your immune system so find ways to reduce it. For example, every day find something that distresses you. It could be a bath. It could be sitting down and having a cup of tea with some relaxing music. It could be watching your favorite T.V. show. Do not feel bad about taking time out to distress.
9. Get sun exposure
Get out in the sun. Obviously, cover up if it’s during the times when you can get burnt but try and get as much sun and fresh air as you can. Early in the morning and late in the day are good times to get some sun.
If you did all 9 of those recommendations obviously you’d be healthier. But if you only do 2 or 3, really well, then you’ll be healthier. So don’t try and be perfect. Just make a start at being healthier and always look to improve.