Tips To Improve Immunity

July 12th, 2011  |  Published in Facts, TIPS

Low immunity has a been major concern in recent times owing to change in lifestyle, which has made people more prone to infections and less close to good health. The tendency to get affected with communicable diseases easily shows that immune system is week. Improving immunity does not require great effort and can be done by introducing slight changes in lifestyle.

Here are some tips to help you improve the immune responses and to have a healthier lifestyle:

  • Curb Stress: Present day lifestyle has resulted in a lot of stress and managing stress effectively is one of the best ways to improve immunity.
  • Eat Healthy
    • Fruits and Vegetables: Both vitamin C and beta carotene function as antioxidants and help in the oxidation of free radicals and hence help in immunity.
    • Zinc: Even moderate zinc deficiency can suppress the immune system. Eat foods high in zinc like seafood, eggs, red meat, beans, milk, some nuts like cashew nuts and oilseeds like gingerly seeds and safflower seeds etc
    • Tea: Green and black teas are known to be rich source of antioxidants and hence are known to improve immunity
    • Water: Drinking adequate amount of water is also known to help in immune function be efficient toxin removal from the body

  • Ayurvedic Way:
    • Licorice: It has long been used in Chinese medicine to enhance the effects of other herbal remedies. This enhancing behavior may be the reason for its effectiveness at improving immunity
    • Ginger: Dried Ginger is known for improving digestion and fighting common cold and enough
    • Ashwagandha: Clinical studies show that Ashwagandha herb has anti-bacterial, anti tumor, anti-inflammatory and is effective in bringing about positive changes in immune system.
    • Basil: Basil is known to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties and it is found to enhance immune system function. It is very effective at modulating the body’s physiological and most interestingly psychological – responses to stress.
    • Cardamom: In addition to their culinary uses, cardamom seeds are used in many herbal remedies. Apart from imparting flavor to tea it is known to help support the immune system.


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