People are getting ready for the third wave of corona virus in India. People including me have broken down mentally and physically by the impact of this virus. The second wave is almost over in India, but this marks the beginning of the third phase of this virus.
Under such conditions, prevention has always been considered better than cure. And we all know how your immune system plays a major role in fighting the virus. So, boosting your immunity naturally should be your prime choice before the third wave enters India.
At the end of the day, this is a fight against the virus and in order to do this we need to make our immune system strong. Boosting immunity will not only help you fight coronavirus but also will act as a shield towards other foreign viruses.
There are several articles on the internet which mentions the several ways to boost immunity by the help of various medications and tablets. But in this blog, we will be mentioning the ways by which you can boost your immunity naturally, as medicines and supplements always consist of side effects.
8 ways to boost your immunity naturally
1. Maintaining proper diet
The most important factor for maintaining your immunity system is the proper choice of diet. If you are not eating properly, your immunity power will automatically go down. You need to have a low carb high protein and a high vitamin diet. You also need to include probiotic foods in your diet.
- Include green leafy vegetables in your diet
- Include food with protein sources in your diet
- If you are vegetarian include soya, paneer and mushroom in your regular diet
- Limited consumption of ghee and butter (1 tablespoon)
- Include Omega-3 rich foods in your diet
- Yoghurt is necessary in your diet
One of the good diet is dash diet (dietary approach to stop hypertension).
2. Do not compromise good sleep
A sound sleep is highly necessary to improve the immunity of your body. At least 7-8 hours of sleep is required during this time. If you are not being able to sleep more than 5 hours in a day your immunity system will suffer a lot and then it becomes a easy passage for any type of virus.
We have a dedicated article on how to get sound sleep if you are experiencing any problems with sleep.
High water intake is necessary at this time to improve your immunity. At least 8-10 glasses of water everyday is mandatory. The appropriate amount of water that you should drink everyday should be more than 3 liters. Hydrating your body removes toxic waste from your body and decreases the chances of developing flu and virus infections.
- Coconut water is a great choice during this time
- Citrus fruits are also necessary for heat management and hydration
Exercising is another important way to boost your immunity system. The various exercises that you should do everyday includes
Do these exercises regularly for 30-45 minutes to stay fit and boost your immunity. Do these exercises in your home since it is not recommended to go out during this Covid scenario.
5. Stress management
Stress plays an indirect role in affecting your body’s immunity. Yes, I know this pandemic situation has created a lot of panic, stress and tension among people but you have to cope up with this stress. The various ways to manage stress include
- Breathing exercises
- Keeping yourself calm
- Ignoring smoking and drinking during this scenario
- Keep yourself away from negative things and stay motivated and positive
- Practice yoga and pranayama
6. Right use of supplements
National Institute of Health says that no supplements can cure Covid-19. But some supplements are useful in increasing your immunity power. These supplements include
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
You should always consult your doctor before consuming these immunity supplements.
7. Keep a check of your chronic diseases
You have already heard about this. People with chronic diseases like diabetes, heart diseases and asthma should be more careful during this period.
- Diabetic patients should keep a check on their sugar level on a regular basis
- People with asthma should take great care of their lungs and should talk to their respective doctors regularly
- People with heart diseases should follow their doctor’s guidance
8. Maintain proper hygiene
“Wash your hands properly” is the slogan here. The CDC says that keeping hands clean is the best way to maintain hygiene. Using hand sanitizers, soaps and hand cleansers before and after having food is mandatory during this period. At least wash your hands for 25 seconds before introducing them anywhere near your mouth.
Remember following these ways will boost your immunity but cannot prevent Covid 19. But boosting your immunity is the first step towards fighting Covid 19. So stay positive and start fighting against this virus.