What is an immune system?
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.
Most of us will pick up some sort of cold, virus or flu during winter. Whether it’s from being around sick people at work, at the grocery store or even those pesky germs your kids bring home from school. While we can’t avoid these harmful germs and viruses, having a strong immune system can help us become ill less often, and shorten the duration of these illnesses.
4 Ways To Boost Your Immune System
1. Eat Healthy Foods
Eating a healthy diet is not about strict limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and boosting your mood.
When you emphasize protein and colorful foods in your diet, chances are you will get plenty of micronutrients needed for proper immune function, like vitamins A, B6, E, and C, and Zinc. And the more veggies you eat, the more you might start to like (and crave!) them.
2. Get Enough Sleep
Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
Exercise improves your overall fitness, which can help boost your immune system -- the body's defense against infections. Some studies show that "moderate intensity" exercise may cut down the number of colds you get
4. Take Supplements
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