5 Tips for a Healthy Immune System
The immune system is a complex network of cells, organs and structures that defend the body against bacteria, disease and infection. Although our immune systems are naturally well equipped to defend and protect our bodies all on their own, there are a few things we can do every day, like eating superfoods for the immune system and taking immune boosting supplements, to help strengthen and support our overall immune health. Make immune system health a central part of your daily routine with these five simple tips to help strengthen and support your immune system.
#1 Eat Nutrient Dense Food
Eating nutrient-dense foods and superfoods for the immune system is another wonderful way to support overall immune health. Focus on foods like fermented foods, fibrous foods, fresh fruits and vegetables and foods that are naturally high in Vitamin C. Fermented foods that contain probiotics can impact a person’s overall health, while prebiotic foods, like bananas and oats, can help strengthen your immune system.
If grocery shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables each week doesn’t fit into your busy schedule, consider getting your daily requirements of vegetables through an immune boosting supplement. One scoop of Terra Origin Healthy Greens Superfoods Coffee delivers over 20 natural, immune system boosting ingredients including digestive enzymes, herbs, phytonutrients, probiotics and vegetables. Simply add a scoop to milk or water and enjoy a daily dose of nourishing nutrients and valuable vegetable greens any time of day to help strengthen your immune system.
Tip: Our Healthy Greens Superfoods Coffee and Organic Turmeric Blend. mixes can be consumed as often as you would like and can be enjoyed any time of day.
Water helps keep our bodies hydrated, which in turn allows our body’s systems and cells to run optimally. Hydration is also key to maintaining a healthy body composition, which is why it’s important to sip water throughout the day. Give your glass of good old H20 an immune boost with foods that are naturally high in vitamin C. Think of fruits like grapefruit, kiwi, orange and strawberries. Not only is hydration important, but it’s also important to focus on supplying the body with enough electrolytes.
Electrolytes are essential for our cells and organs to function properly. They balance the amount of water in our bodies and control our pH levels. In order to make sure we are receiving an adequate amount of daily electrolytes, focus on foods that are naturally high in electrolytes. Foods like bananas, coconut water, dark leafy greens, tomatoes and yogurt are all great options.
Another super simple way to enjoy electrolytes is by enjoying immune boosting supplements like Terra Origin Cherry Electrolytes - Natural Hydration with Fuel Restore® . This mix of electrically charged minerals support all of the body’s processes including cellular function, nervous system regulation and tissue repair. It also includes important vitamins like vitamin B6, B12, C and D3, which can help strengthen your immune system. Plus, it tastes delicious.
#3 Focus on Gut Health
Over 70% of the immune system lies within the gut, which is why gut health is an important factor to consider when supporting our immune system. One of the best ways to support gut health, and thereby strengthening your immune system, is by focusing on digestion. This means mindfully eating by slowly chewing your food with each and every bite. Besides mindfully eating, another easy way to support gut health is by taking immune boosting supplements like Terra Origin Digestive Plant-Based Digestive Enzymes just ten minutes before your first bite. Designed to aid digestion, these plant-based digestive enzymes supplement the body’s natural digestive enzymes so foods can be broken down more easily.
Tip: For optimal benefits, take Healthy Gut and Digestive Plant-Based Digestive Enzymes in the morning and if needed, once more before bed.
#4 Reduce Stress
Our immune systems are always hard at work defending our cells from foreign invaders, which is why it’s important to help our bodies by reducing stress as much as possible. Whether it’s immersing yourself in community with family and friends (either in-person or virtually), meditation,spending time in nature, or simply taking a brisk walk to participating in more moderate to heavy exercise, downshifting is an important lifestyle factor to help protect your immune health. An easy way help manage tension and stress is with Terra Origin Inner Balance. We have included many adaptogens like Astragalus root, Holy Basil, Schisandra berry, Rhodiola and Ashwagandha which all balance the body’s response to physical, chemical and biological stressors. While they each have individual benefits, they all work together to bring your system back in balance.
Sleep is incredibly important to proper health, including immune health. Make sure you clock 6-8 hours of quality sleep every night. If catching some quality zzz’s is challenging, consider adopting a nighttime routine to help you relax. Apply some essential oils, curl up with a good book, do some light stretching, light some candles, turn off all electronic devices or take a bubble bath.
Tip: Another super simple way to support immune health is by enjoying one of our immune health bundles Immune Boosting Bundle and Healthy Gut Bundle. Each packed with four of our favorite immune-boosting supplements, these bundles provides effective support for strengthening your immune system.
Give your immune system a boost with these five tips and keep immune health a central part of your daily health and wellness routine all year long.
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