Ways To Increase Immunity In The Winter

Ways To Increase Immunity In The Winter

The winter months are notorious for bringing cold and flu season, along with dry air, freezing temperatures, and even a little snow. All of this cold weather can wreak havoc on your immune system. While you can’t always avoid getting sick, there are some things you can do to boost your immunity naturally this winter season.

  • Eat a Healthy Diet

One of the best ways to boost your immune system is with a healthy diet. A well-balanced diet rich in nutrients like antioxidants and vitamin C can help keep your immune system strong. Eating foods like citrus fruits, leafy greens, and cruciferous vegetables can help prevent infections from bacteria and viruses. In addition, studies have shown that probiotics in yogurt or supplements also help reduce your chances of getting sick during cold and flu season.

  1. Drink green tea: Green tea contains antioxidants that help fight against free radicals and keep your immune system healthy. You can drink one or two cups of green tea a day to boost immunity.
  2. Add turmeric to your diet: This yellow spice is rich in antioxidants which help reduce inflammation in the body, boost the immune system and prevent infection. Add turmeric to your tea or milk for added health benefits.
  • Sleep

We all need sleep, however, we often don’t get enough. It is important to allow yourself to rest properly at night and make sure you get around 7-9 hours of sleep per night. This will help your immune system function well and fight off any infections more effectively. If you are not sleeping well, speak with our doctors about how you can improve your sleep pattern.

  • Reduce stress

Stress can impact your immune system by stopping white blood cells from working effectively or even causing them to die off early. Take time out of your busy schedule to relax and recharge. You may also want to consider talking with a therapist if you experience long-term stress due to illness or other issues.

Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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