Boost your Immune System
Especially now since it's the flu season and with covid cases rising, it's vital that we do our best to keep ourselves healthy. And one of the best method is to strengthen our immune system.
Our immune system does a whole lot defending us against disease-causing microorganisms. But it’s not always strong. In order for it to function well, it requires balance. It is believed that following healthy living habits is the best method towards strengthening our immune system. If every part of our body functions better, naturally, our immune system will also function better.
Here are some basic guidelines to a healthier habit/lifestyle:
Incorporate more fruit and vegetables to diet.
Maintain a healthy weight
Get adequate sleep
Keep a hygienic lifestyle
Avoid eating undercooked foods
Drink alcohol in moderation
Do not smoke
What are some foods that can help strengthen the immune system?
What are some foods that should be avoided:
High sugar content beverages
Highly processed foods
Here is an easy beverage recipe using some of the recommended foods to eat!
Cold Brew Grapefruit Honey Green Tea
Serving: 6 servings
Cold Brew time: 6 ~ overnight.
Preparation time: 10 ~ 20 minute
- 5 to 6 bags of green tea
- 6 cups of water
- 1 C of grapefruit juice with pulp
Step 1: Steep tea in 6 cups of water and steep for 6 ~ 12 hours.
Step 2: Remove all the tea bags
Step 3: Cut up the grapefruit and juice out 1 C of juice and some pulp
Step 4: Add the grapefruit juice
Step 5: Sweeten with honey to your liking
Step 6: Enjoy
It's essential that we stay healthy and positive in times like this. Small changes in our diet or small efforts like resting earlier can seem insignificant but we believe that it is efforts in the little things, practiced constantly, can slowly become or alter the bigger changes in ones lifestyle. In order to see the healthy changes, it is vital that we keep repeating these healthy habits for at least 28 day. Specifically 28 days because that's how long it take our body to rest. And of course, the longer we repeat a habit the higher chance it becomes a lifestyle routine.
References are from from Healthline & Harvard.edu