It’s essential for us to stay inside as much as possible to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. However, the air inside our house is two to five times more polluted than the air just outside.
Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to keep the windows open to let fresh air in. This is why you also need to give your immune system the boost it needs to stay healthy during this time.
Most of us know at least a handful of people who seem to subsist purely on cough drops and flu medicine whenever they get a cold or flu.
However, there are a lot of natural ways to boost your body’s immunity and stay healthy.
Introduce more Vitamin D into your diet
Nearly 1 in 4 Australians (23%) have a Vitamin D deficiency. This vitamin is a key player in good bone and muscle health. It’s also been proven to facilitate normal immune system function and helps maintain hormonal balance.
The easiest and best way to get your daily dose of Vitamin D is from the sun. During the lockdown, try opening a window and sitting in the natural light. If you have access to a balcony or a roof, use it to soak in the sun.
You can also introduce Vitamin D into your diet by eating fatty fish like mackerel and salmon, egg yolks, and Vitamin D fortified milk.
Avoid processed foods
Processed food can affect your immunity adversely, and research has found that unhealthy eating habits can cause your body’s immunity to become aggressive over time.
Processed foods are high-sugar, high-fat, and low-fibre. They cause a strong inflammatory response in the body—the same response you’d get if you underwent a bacterial infection. This innate immune stimulation can cause illnesses such as diabetes and arteriosclerosis in the long run.
Drink tea regularly
People all over the world drink tea and have been doing so for thousands of years. There are many different kinds of herbal teas you can drink for their health benefits. These include:
- Chamomile tea, which is known to help alleviate the pain of muscle spasms and menstruation. It has relaxing properties that can improve sleep quality.
- Peppermint tea, which contains menthol that can soothe irritable bowel syndrome symptoms and ease migraines.
- Hibiscus tea, which is good for your liver’s health, and decreases fat levels and high blood pressure.
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