Winter has arrived. And along with the colder season comes the flu, colds, and more. If you ask anyone whether they tend to get sick in the summer or winter, most will say the winter - without hesitation.
Undeniably, most of us tend to thrive in the warmer seasons. Yet, there are actions you can take to keep your body in tip-top shape and to maintain your health all year long, regardless of what season it is.
In this article, we’ll dive into what exactly ‘immunity’ means and what you can do to boost your immune function.
What Does Immunity Mean?
‘Immunity’ refers to the ability of your body to combat and ward off foreign invaders, including bacteria and viruses. This falls into the hands of your immune system.
The immune system is comprised of various cells and organs that work together to protect you from any foreign entities. When it works properly, you maintain optimal health. This isn’t to say that a properly functioning immune system won’t result in sickness every now and again. After all, sometimes, when you feel lousy, this is because the immune system is hard at work.
For example, you might get a fever or experience digestive upset due to your body’s immune response. Basically, your immune system does a lot, often finding battles you know nothing about - until you get sick.
In an ideal situation, your immune system is functioning so well that you don’t get sick. Yet, we all know this never happens. However, there are ways you can reduce your odds of becoming ill, which we’ll explore in more detail below.
5 Ways to Boost Your Immunity
So, how can you help your immune system do its job? Here are a few ways you can start giving your immune system a little helping hand.
1. Make Sleep a Priority
The research is in; Adequate sleep is necessary for optimal immune function.
Researchers have found that sleep is essential for T cell function. T cells, also called T lymphocytes, destroy infected cells, regulate the immune response, and stimulate other immune cells to get the job done. They are a necessary component of proper immune function.
Most experts recommend that the average adult should get between seven to nine hours of sleep per night. And it’s not only about the T cells. Sleep also gives the body time to repair and rejuvenate. It’s critical for whole-body health. Thus, it isn’t something you want to slack on.
2. Try a Winter Cleanse
If you’re looking for ways to bump up your health and immunity, Nosh Detox has got you covered. With our winter cleanse, you get an ideal combination of smoothies and soups to help improve your metabolic rate and overall health.
Each smoothie contains blended and raw fruit, which is jam-packed with a ton of vitamins and minerals. All of our soups have fresh ingredients, ensuring you’re getting nothing but the best.
Along with smoothies and soups, you also get a Lemon & Ginger Tonic for each day. This tonic helps reduce toxicity and improves digestion. When toxicity builds, the body is more likely to become ill or overridden by foreign invaders. Good digestion is further necessary to eliminate toxins, excess hormones, bacteria, and more. This ensures your body can function as it should.
3. Incorporate More Vitamin C
Vitamin C is well-known for its immune-boosting effects. It helps supports the functions of various immune cells. Vitamin C does this through its powerful antioxidant effects and by helping to activate certain enzymes.
Examples of high vitamin C foods include oranges, peppers, and strawberries. However, for those on strict diets, such as the vegan or keto diet, this vitamin might be hard to obtain. As such, Nosh Detox is proud to offer a High Dose Vitamin C Infusion, which helps you get all the vitamin C you need. Book your appointment today!
4. Don’t Forget About Those B Vitamins
The B vitamins are another important piece when it comes to immunity. The eight B vitamins help energy levels up and support the immune system. More specifically, vitamin B6 helps maintain a strong immune system, aids in creating new red blood cells, and helps transport oxygen within the body.
If you’re curious about obtaining more B vitamins, along with a dose of vitamin C, Nosh Detox offers an Immune Booster Infusion. You get a combo of B vitamins and vitamin C, giving your immune system a much-needed boost.
5. Drink Enough Water
The body is made of 60% water. It’s used in every organ and cell within the human body. In particular, it helps transport your immune cells through the blood and the lymph fluid. It further helps flush toxins, bacteria, and viruses from the body.
Most men need about 3.6 liters of water per day. Meanwhile, the average woman needs about 2.7 liters of water per day. We recommend bringing a water bottle with you wherever you go to make sure you get enough water each day - even when it’s a busy one!
Book Your Infusion Appointment Today!
Are you wanting to ensure your immune system is functioning at its best? Book your Immune Booster Infusion here today. Alternatively, you can also book a High Dose Vitamin C Infusion here. Give your body what it needs and it will treat you right including helping you stay healthy.