It is the season to catch the common cold, flu or other viruses. Every winter up until early spring, our immune system can weaken which makes it easier for us to catch something.
Here are some tips on how to build up your immune system during this season.
Get your dose of Vitamin C
It may seem obvious that vitamin C is an important factor to your diet, because it helps protect the immune system.
However, people tend to start increasing their vitamin C intake when they’ve already become ill in order to get better.
It is important to include vitamin C in your diet daily, by eating peppers, oranges, cucumbers and tomatoes. You can make a batch of freezable tomato soup in order to get your daily boost.
Take the vitamin D
Vitamin D is beneficial because it can help fight against diseases and can help bone growth.
Vitamin D can be found in different foods. You can easily get your intake from making some boiled eggs or grilled mackerel, a tuna sandwich or a potato and spinach curry.
Get some calcium
Calcium is really important for when it comes to protecting your immune system, since it is a vital mineral component that helps absorb vitamins such as vitamin C.
You can get your calcium intake from vegan or cow’s milk, cheese, almonds and parsley.
You can easily make a parsley potato salad as an easy midweek lunch or light dinner.
Get your game on
It’s really important to exercise at least 20 minutes a day, so it can help your blood flow, prevent blood clots, maintain your weight and boost your immune system.
You can easily get run down and weaken your immune system if you don’t sleep enough, are immobile and don’t eat right.
If you don’t want to or cannot afford going to the gym, you can always go for an outdoor run or do home exercises such as yoga, cardio and weights.