Your immune system is an intricate intersection of cells, tissues, and organs. By working together, they help the body avoid infections and other diseases. By boosting your immune system, you can optimize your body and keep infections and other diseases at bay.

The following immune-boosting and healthy-living strategies can put you on the right track:

Don’t smoke.
If you avoid smoking, you protect the cilia in the lungs. Cilia resemble tiny hairs. Cilia fend off infection, clearing mucus from the lungs, keeping your lungs in the best shape possible to fight infections.

Add fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and vegetables provide nutrients—like beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E—that can boost immune function. Five portions of fruits and vegetables can increase antibody response considerably.

Exercise regularly.
Exercise improves your circulation and heart health, helping your immune system fight off infections. Exercise gives immune cells the chance to increase blood flow, reduce stress and inflammation, and strengthen antibodies.

Add whole plant foods.
Whole plant foods like fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts are full of nutrients and antioxidants, protecting against harmful pathogens. The antioxidants lower inflammation, combatting unstable compounds called free radicals. Chronic inflammation is often correlated with several health issues, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and certain cancers.

Avoid Alcohol.
Research shows high doses of alcohol (around 14 drinks per week or more than five to six drinks at a time) directly suppress the immune system, and that alcohol abuse is associated with an increased risk of infectious diseases.

Get adequate sleep.
Plenty of sleep will fight infectious diseases. If you’re experience difficulty sleeping, limit screen time for an hour before bed, as the light coming from your phone, TV, and computer may disrupt your body’s natural wake-sleep cycle.

A note about COVID 19: although none of these tips can prevent COVID-19, they may strengthen your body’s defenses against harmful pathogens.

Making just a couple of lifestyle and dietary changes today can strengthen your immune system.

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