How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally
Our immune system is our body’s foundation, one if not strong can lead to various diseases that can be very detrimental. To keep your body healthy, nurturing and improving your immune system is a must. In this blog, we give you some simple, safe, quick and effective techniques drawn from the science of ayurveda.
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An Important Note:
Please do not mistake the tips mentioned below as a substitute for physical or social distancing. The tips are only effective in boosting your immune system to fight off diseases, they do not specifically protect you from Covid 19. Make sure you take proper care, stay at home and follow these tips only in regard to strengthening your body’s defenses from harmful germs.
5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally
1. Eating Mindfully
They say “You are what you eat”, but it’s also how you eat it”.This couldn’t be more true when it comes to boosting the immune system as well as keeping your digestive system intact. There is a huge relation between the two, gut bacteria is essential for a healthy immune system, which is why you shouldn’t forget to chew your food thoroughly. Make sure you enjoy one meal per day in a peaceful environment (in silence) and don’t eat two hours before bedtime to ensure adequate digestion.
2. Consuming Ayurvedic Herbs
Potent ayurvedic herbs are a great way to boost your immune system naturally and protect your body from harmful viruses, infections, flu and common cold. It’s always important to remember- “A healthy body is a happy one”.
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3. Make it a Habit to Gargle with Warm Salt Water
Make it a habit to gargle with warm salt water, twice a day. This process cleans out bacteria and germs that may be present in the nasal passages as well as the throat for an entire day or 48 hours, where they have the ability to enter into the bloodstream and weaken immunity.
Stress is a major contributor to a weak immune system. Daily meditation can help decrease stress levels as well as calm the mind.
Read this study that explains the correlation between meditation and immunity!
5. Good Sleep
Ever noticed how you feel completely energised and refreshed after a good night’s sleep? Compare that with when you don’t get enough sleep- fatigue and irritability sets in.
The mind and our body plays a huge role in the functioning of the immune system. Good sleep helps one reduce stress both physically and mentally, an essential factor in boosting immunity.
By making the above changes in your lifestyle as well as eating habits, you can improve your immune system naturally!
“Think of the immune system like a car, it runs on the fuel you put into it and the care you give it (maintenance).”
Ensure you keep this crucial body engine running smoothly for a healthier you!