The biggest threat now to the mankind is neither nuclear war nor terrorism, but novel virus Covid-19. With 2,67,013 confirmed cases and 11,201 deaths it has become a deadly weapon. Spreaded across 185 countries, people are surrendering infront of the virus.
But we can fight this virus, what we need to ensure is we take all the precautions, keep ourselves clean and hygienic. Having a proper diet can boost up your immunity and help you fight this virus.
Let’s discuss about how to boost your immunity?
Immunity is the balanced state of multicellular organisms having adequate biological defenses to fight infection or any kind of allergy and having adequate tolerance. Have you ever wondered why some people fall sick so often? Its because they have very week immunity power. The immune system works as a defence mechanism in our bodies therefore one should take care of their immunity power.
Improve your Gut Health
Your Gastrointestinal track makes a large part of your immunity power. Nearly 70% of immune cells leave in this path. The lining of this path secrits antibodies and contains cells that recognise and destroy harmful bacteria. The valve of our gut has a barrier immunity which helps in excluding the harmfal bacteria that we eat along with our foods. You can improve your Gut health by taking a probiotic. Probiotics are also known as good bacteria or helpful bacteria. Good bacteria helps in boosting immunity.
Types of Probiotics
There are two types of Probiotics Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, the most common lactobacillus is yogurt. Bifidobacterium is found in dairy products like olives, salami and cheese.
Avoid taking Processed Food
One of the biggest mistake done by people is eating fast food that destroys your immunity power. Taking junk food increases many diseases like, increase in inflammation, reduce control of infection, increase in rate of cancer, increase rate of allergy and auto immune diseases. Choice of your lifestyle and food can weaken your immune system so stop taking fast food and start taking green vegetables, fruits etc.
Check you Vitamins level
Vitamins are important part of our diet, it’s also essential in making your immune system stronger. Immune cells are most rapidly dividing cells in our body so large number of vitamins are required for proper functioning of our body. Vitamin D can improve your immune system and the best source of Vitamin D is sunlight, Vitamin A and E can also be helpful for strengthening you immune system Vitamin E includes egg, milks etc and Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and it is found in fruits like apple and grapes.
Exercise is one of the best way to boost up your immunity. Exercise helps in blood circulation in your cell which in turn helps in boosting your immune system. Exercise also reduces stress. It reduces inflammation and stress levels in your body. Doing everyday exercise of nearly 40 min will boost your immunity although exercising rigorously is also not helpful.