According to BetterHealth Channel, the immune system is
a complex network of cells and proteins that defends the
body against infection. The immune system keeps a record
of every germ (microbe) it has ever defeated so it can
recognize and destroy the microbe quickly if it enters the
body again. One thing that Covid-19 has unveiled to us all.
is the importance of washing our hands, keeping our
distance and booting our immune systems. The following
are great, painless ways to boost your immune system with minimal effort.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Organic apple cider vinegar helps to boost your immune system because it contains antiviral properties. ACV posses the ability to improve the overall growth of healthy bacteria in your gut (#guthealth). A healthy gut is a huge factor in acquiring or maintaining a healthy immune system.
Drinking hot teas infused with various antioxidants and vitamins such as echinacea strengthen your immune system. Hot teas can also is also a great way to improve gut health, particularly green/black teas which are filled with antioxidants.
As an antibacterial, ginger is your immune systems bff! It's richness in antioxidants provides support to the digestion system, improving gut health which is also a great way to improve your immune system. I enjoy drinking it hot with a splash of lemon and a drop of honey, or over ice on a hot summer day.
The coolest thing about castor oil is it's ability to target the thymus gland when properly used. What is the thymus gland you ask? Well, it is a lymphoid organ situated in the neck of vertebrates that produces T cells for the immune system. When lymph flow improves throughout the body, it speeds up the removal of cellular-related toxins and reduces swollen lymph nodes
Cod Liver Oil
Every single body cell needs fat. Fats such as omega-3 fatty acids, found in cod liver oil, will promote healthy skin, increase vitamin and mineral absorption, and boost the immune system Known as the right kind of fat, cod liver oil is a nutrient-dense oil made from the livers of several species of the cod fish. It is known to increase absorption of vitamins and minerals in the body, and contains large amounts of vitamins A, D, and omega-3 fatty acids.
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