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Tips To Boost Your Immune System

Immune System

Here at David Jones Personal Training, we have come up with 13 nutritional tips to boost your immune system, check them out below:

  1. Prevention is better than the cure, wash your hands regularly, if you go somewhere that has been contacted by others (E.g. A lift handle), consider using hand sanitiser. Always wash your hands after you have blown your nose.
  2. Natural yoghurt contains bacteria that will help to keep your digestive system in good condition and prevent a build up of bacteria that can cause problems.
  3. Garlic is well known for its anti bacterial and heart protecting effects. Any veg like this that is white has a similar effect.
  4. Green Tea is rich in anti oxidants that help your immune system fight infection and reduce damage from bacteria.
  5. Oats and barley grains contain a type of fibre with antimicrobial and antioxidant capabilities more potent than Echinacea.
  6. Echinacea in a liquid form can help to stop an onset of a cold if you feel one coming.
  7. Zinc plays an important role in keeping your immune system topped up, it can be found in beef and fortified cereals.
  8. Shiitake, maitake and reishi mushrooms have hugely positive effects on the white blood cells that help to fight infection.
  9. A colourful plate of food means you’ll have lots of different foods rich in micro nutrients that support your immune system.
  10. Selenium supports white blood cells in the killing of viruses. It is found in Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, tuna, halibut, sardines and salmon. 
  11. Omega 3 and essential fatty acid helps to reduce inflammation and therefore can help clear infections. Nuts, seeds and oily fish are all good sources of these.
  12. Good quality sleep allows your body to repair and strengthen, keeping you resistant to infection. Check that your sleeping pattern is in a good place.
  13. Vitamin C, a well know anti oxidant, is water soluble which means you need to drip feed it through your system on a regular basis. Broccoli and kiwi fruit are good sources of this.

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