Are you looking for ways to boost your immune system? To answer that question, we will first consider those things that tax and weaken our immunity.
What causes a decline in our bodies’ immune systems and natural systems of defense?
Several factors may contribute, including (but not limited to) our diet, environment, and overall health. We live in a toxic world, surrounded by a toxic environment, and eat packaged, processed foods, foods loaded with chemicals, preservatives, and other “pollutants.”
Over time, an unhealthy buildup of toxins in our body can cause physical, mental, and even emotional issues that may affect us in our everyday life.
The human body has six organs that work to eliminate waste: the liver, skin, kidneys, lungs, colon, and lymph.
Our liver is primarily responsible for purifying waste in our system, but it can and does get overwhelmed. In instances of toxicity, the liver is assuredly the first to take the hit.
It’s essential to stop eating junk food and sugar and eat clean foods that nourish our bodies, cells, and organs. Proper nutrition provides an effective means to support our body’s vital organs in detox and release accumulated poisons.
We live in a toxic world, eat prepared and processed foods, foods loaded with chemicals, preservatives, and other “pollutants.”
We give our body a reprieve from processed foods and nourish it with nutrient-dense, natural foods by ceasing to eat junk and processed foods.
But, there is more to it than just eating clean.
Choosing the right foods are also important. Certain types of foods have specific nutrients that will better feed and support a particular organ function.
Grapefruit, garlic, olive oil, fatty fish, and cruciferous vegetables support liver function and protect it. These supports and protections are essential because there is no getting well or boosting your immune system without a healthy, well-functioning liver.
To increase your white cell blood count, consider increasing your Omega 3 fatty acids by ingesting more flaxseed oil, chia seeds, fish oil, walnuts, and spinach. Additionally, Green tea has long been hailed for its amazing health benefits, and with good reason. Loaded with flavonoids, antioxidants, and EGCG, it’s a superhero in fighting off infection.
Better Absorption of Vitamins and Minerals
When we stop inundating our body with processed foods, our organs begin detoxifying our systems of the stored up impurities in our tissues. This reprive also helps the organs better absorb those vitamins and minerals essential to protect the body from disease and illnesses.
Fruits and vegetables are good sources of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is known for its ability to support our immune system to build a more robust defense against cold, flu, illnesses, and disease.
Increase Antibodies to Fight Diseases
Foods that are rich in zinc increases the number of antibodies that fight disease. Some of these sources include sweet potatoes, certain types of leafy greens, and seeds.
Zinc is a mineral that helps the immune system fight against bacteria and viruses. The body absorbs minerals more efficiently when eating a whole foods diet and abstaining from processed foods.
When gut health is compromised, it may cause the immune system to weaken