Our immune system is one of the most important things to keep functioning at 100%. To keep your immune system running optimally, there are plenty of lifestyle choices you can make to help bolster your immune system to ward off nasty bugs and germs.
Turn off the TV, set your phone in another room and hit the hay early. Aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep to let your body heal and run more efficiently.
There are some great herbals that you can add to your repertoire to help support and optimize your immune system.
- Elderberry - Echinacea - Zinc
Your gut health is a great indicator of overall health, especially the immune system. Taking a daily probiotic with multiple strains is beneficial for optimal gut health by balancing the microbiome which in turn can help with immune support.
Drinking plenty of water is paramount to good health! To keep hydrated, keep water nearby at all times. If you find plain water to be boring, you can always add in flavor packet, fruit or herbs to encourage you to drink more.
Vitamin D is important for immune health, especially immune cells. The best way of getting vitamin D is from the sun (and many in the Northern Hemisphere are vitamin D deficient in the winter months), but you can also boost your supply with Vitamin D supplements.
Berries, citrus fruit, broccoli and peppers are power foods that are full of antioxidants and vitamin C which are both great for supporting your immune system.