How to Build Your Immune System
With the proliferation of deadly viruses getting so much press every day, many people are interested in protecting and building their immune systems. This remains the best way to address the issue, as it is always easier and less expensive to maintain your health, than to recover from illness.
Here are some tips for building your immune system:
Guard against weight gain. Some research shows that obesity may alter immune response.
Sleep deprivation causes sluggish production of Natural Killer Cells.
Eat some good fat. Omega-3 fats (think flax seeds) help reduce the body’s production of eicosanoids from omega-6 fatty acids, hormone-like substances that can overstimulate the immune system. An overactive immune system is responsible for diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Pay attention to the health of your mouth. Gum disease increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and having a low birth weight baby.
Eat lots of fruit and vegetables, since consumption increases immune response.
Stress decreases the activity of Natural Killer cells and increases susceptibility to all diseases, so reduce your stress load.
Work on your social network. People with diverse ties to friends, family, work and the community have a greater resistance to the common cold.
Eat foods that contain zinc, including whole grains – zinc enhances immunity to cancer and heart disease.
And, in addition to all those fruits and vegetables you are eating, take as much Juice Plus+ as possible since it has been clinically proven to positively affect the immune system!.