Improving Your Immunity Is The Best Defence Against Coronavirus
Improving your immunity is more important than ever, especially with Coronavirus continuing to spread at the rate that it is. By making a few key modifications, we can support the immune system to function at its best.
Here are 5 essential ways to improve your immunity in preparation for coronavirus:
1. Reduce Stress
When we’re stressed out our body produces stress hormones which tax the immune system. It’s important to boost your immunity by introducing stress-busting practices into your life – dance to your favourite song, watch a movie with a happy ending, call your loved ones, take a long hot bath. If you have a go-to activity to reduce stress, go for it!
2. Sleep When You’re Tired
By not sleeping enough, we increase stress and hurt our immunity. Sleeping is important to rebuilding a struggling immune system. We need to let ourselves sleep as much as we need, even if it’s a short mid-afternoon nap.
3. Consume Immunity-Boosting Supplements
To support your immune system, eat immunity-boosting fruits that are high in antioxidants such as citrus fruits. If your immune system is already weak, it can also be helpful to supplement with key vitamins and minerals that may have become depleted like Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin D, and Zinc.
Make sure you take your EDG3 and EDG3 Junior supplements regularly. EDG3 helps your body produce more glutathione. Your body needs glutathione to generate immune cells in the body. Studies* have shown that people suffering from influenza virus have high levels of free radicals and low levels of glutathione*. Without enough glutathione, your body loses the ability to defend itself against harmful viruses.
(*Cai, J., Chen, Y., Seth, S., Furukawa, S., Compans, R. W., & Jones, D. P. (2003). Inhibition of influenza infection by glutathione. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 34(7), 928-936.)
4. Reduce Inflammation
Sugar, processed meat, vegetable oils, and alcohol tend to be inflammatory foods so they affect the immune system, leaving other problems in your body unaddressed. That’s why it can be really helpful to remove these inflammatory foods if we want a healthy immune system. Follow a healthy, unprocessed diet where possible. Don your Masterchef hat and make that recipe you always wanted to try.
5. Regular Exercise
Exercise is one of the best things to do to boost immunity. Considering we are in lockdown, and may have limited space or opportunity for exercise, and so it becomes more important than ever to get your heartbeat pumping. There is now a tonne of COVID-19 YouTube home workout videos for small spaces to try and follow. Be careful because too much exercise is stressful on the body and can be tough on our immune system. As always, moderation is key.
By improving your immunity by taking these actions, we can prepare ourselves and our loved ones against coronavirus. Practice them diligently, and stay safe during these unprecedented times. We’re here for your support.
Disclaimer: The branded products mentioned in this article are health supplements and are not registered as medicine. Nothing contained in this article or any part thereof is making or intended to make any medical claim. The branded products are not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease.
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