Your immune system has an important job of protecting you against infectious microorganisms. Mostly, your system is successful in fighting any external attacks but sometimes fails.
You might be wondering if it is possible to manipulate this process and improve your immune system. If diets, vitamins, herbs or any exercises work in improving your immune system. If there are certain lifestyle choices that can help you fight these attacks by the microorganisms in a better way.
Various factors have been researched on like diet, psychological stress, environment, and exercise for their effect on humans as well as animals’ immune systems. However, a fact is that having a healthy lifestyle and good nutrient-rich diet is fundamental to your immune system’s health and growth. A Harvard health study shows that there is a link between micronutrient deficiency and altered immune responses. Deficiencies related to vitamins A, B, C and E and zinc, copper, folic acid have an impact on the animals immune system.
Steps to ensure a healthy immune system
- Reduce or stop smoking
- A good diet supplemented with fruits and vegetables
- Regular exercise
- Maintaining healthy bodyweight
- Moderate drinking if in the habit of consuming alcohol
- Good rest for the body and proper maintenance of the body clock
- Regular bathing and handwashing to restrict the growth of infection
- Reduce stress
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