A healthy immune system will protect your body against minor ailments and even more serious ones, , that can be fatal.
You need to eat the right foods for a healthy immune system. If you do, not only will you have see improvements in your skin and also receive an energy boost.
Here are your 10 simple tips to keep your immune system healthy.
The key to a healthy immune system is a regular supply of raw natural foods and detoxification of the body and these diet changes will help.
The garlic bulb has gained recognition as a medicinal remedy in Chinese and Western cultures and has often been referred to as a “Wonder drug among all herbs"
Garlic's active ingredient allicin, destroys, and inhibits various bacteria and fungi, growing in the body When allicin combines with the enzyme allinase, which then acts as an antibacterial agent.
1. Effective in lowering the risk of heart disease
2. Enhances the resistance of the immune system
3. Protects the liver from damage induced by pollutants.
4. Helps in the treatment of digestive disorders. 5. Helps in the treatment of high blood pressure, bladder infection, flu, liver and gallbladder problems.
2. Chew your food
Chewing your food will help the absorption of nutrients
1. Get Plenty of fruit and vegetables
You need three to five portions a day. If you are always on the juice them for a pick me up drink or get a green plant supplement
As an occasional treat fine but they contain refined carbohydrates which simply are stripped of nutrients and have the added disadvantage of making you fat. Try and eat food as naturally as you can to get essential nutrients.
Vitamins A, C and E are antioxidants: they slow down the aging process and protect the body from cancer, heart disease and pollution and a raw unprocessed diet will ensure you get them.
3. EPA -Omega 3
EPA is a nutrient extracted from omega 3 fatty acids; these “good fats” are found in oily fish salmon mackerel, herring’s pilchards and sardines.
Omega 3, and in particular EPA, is believed to be of particular importance for eye and brain function.
Extensive clinical studies over the past 40 using omega 3 fish oil conclude it can help with the following ailments and diseases:
2. M. E,
3. Bipolar disorder
5. Chronic fatigue syndrome
Echinacea is a bought mainly by people wishing to prevent colds.
It is also reported to boost immunity for battling upper respiratory infections.
Laboratory testing shows that it contains echinacoside, an ingredient that HAS antibiotic effects.
Another ingredient, echinacein, is seen as a preventative property to stop infectious viruses or bacteria invading the body tissue. Health Benefits include:
1. Has anti-viral properties and as an effective antibiotic
2. Enhances the body's immune system
3. Has anti-inflammatory properties which is used to treat arthritis and lymphatic swelling
4. Used in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome, indigestion, gastroenteritis, and weight loss
5. Used to treat respiratory illnesses, mononucleosis, ear infections, septicemia (blood poisoning), and bladder infections.
The above is a positive start!
The above are 4 simple ways to boost the immune system but boosting the immune system does not just rely on diet.
You also need to do adequate moderate exercise ( A brisk 30 minute walk each day will do ) remove stress from your life and finally, adopt a positive attitude ( these are covered in our other articles ) and you will have all round protection.
The immune system is your defense against illness disease and death so everyone needs to look after it for optimum health and happiness.
MORE FREE INFO
On all aspects of health and more on nutrition visit our website for a huge resource of articles, features and downloads and at http://www.net-planet.org/index.html