The body comprises of the skin, white and red blood cells, the bone marrow, tissues and organs that ought to work together and in balance. It is this combination that is supposed to protect the body against illnesses and attack by pathogens.
In this case, it is known as the immune system. Sometimes this combination does not happen, in which we can say that your immune system is compromised. What happens at that that is that you are prone to attack by viruses that cause all sorts of diseases such as a common cold. Fortunately, you can enhance your immune system naturally at home with these few hacks.
Eat a balanced diet
An imbalanced diet deprives us of the essential nutrients that the body needs to function properly, hence compromising the immune system. Eating a healthy diet, on the other hand, provides the body with all the nutrients it needs to function as it ought to, in which case the immune system is enhanced. Eating a balanced diet means eating a portion of all the types of foods; carbohydrates, proteins, starch, vitamins, and fats.
Drink some tea and yogurt
Research shows that sipping on some tea may help boost your immune at home because naturally occurring chemicals, alkyl amines help strengthen the immune system, and in turn, help protect the body against attacks disease-causing pathogens. It is also said that black and green tea al contains antioxidants that help reduce the effects of diseases like cancer. Similarly, yogurt is said to contain probiotics that help boost the immune system and fight against infections.
Have enough quality sleep
Lack of enough quality enough sleep is said to weaken the immune system because you get fatigued and stressed, and can sometimes place you at the risk of a depression, which weakens the immune system. Most of the metabolic processes, healing of the damaged cells, as well as the multiplication of new white blood cells take place when someone is asleep. With this in mind, have enough quality sleep as much as you can.
Keep stress levels low
When stressed, the body produces a steroid hormone, cortisol, which elevates the bad feelings. Due to the excessiveness of this hormone, you will find it hard to sleep, in which case you become depressed, hence a weak immune system. Managing your stress improves the production of the feel-good hormone, endorphins, and as a result, you can sleep well. Enough sleep helps in boosting the immune system since most healing processes take place while someone is sleeping.
Take a lemon, ginger, garlic, turmeric, and honey with warm water
Lemon contains lots of vitamin C that has antioxidant properties that help repair cells and prevent common colds. Honey acts as an antioxidant and helps in boosting the immune system. Ginger, on the other hand, has antioxidant and antiviral properties that help fight common illnesses and at the same time boosting the immune system. Turmeric is said to contain a compound known as curcumin, which helps in the regulation of the immune system, which in turn helps in fighting off infections.
A strong immune system helps you keep at bay common colds, infections and can even help reduce the effects of serious diseases such as cancer and the coronavirus.