5 Natural Immunity Boosters

5 Natural Immunity Boosters

1. Get enough sleep and manage stress

Lack of sleep and stress overload increase levels of the hormone cortisol, which can lead to a suppressed immune function. To keep your stress in check, incorporate a relaxing practice like meditation, yoga, tai chi or deep breathing into your daily routine.

2. Try Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the foods with the highest antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is anti-viral, anti-fungal and can help protect against cancer.

3. Get that D

Vitamin D is essential for maintaining a strong immune system. Vitamin D turns on key peptides in your immune system that trigger a strong anti-microbial response. Safe sun exposure is a great way to get vitamin D, but supplementation can also help to get adequate levels in the body.

4. Go for the Garlic

Garlic is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent and immune booster. Because

heat deactivates a key active ingredient, add it to foods just before serving.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (containing “the mother”) can boost immunity for a couple of reasons – it contains probiotics which can boost immunity; and it also possesses antimicrobial and antiseptic properties meaning that it can kill pathogens that can make you sick. Many people suggest drinking 30mls per day.

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Art & Matilda


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