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Is your immune system ready for the cold season?


It might sound insensitive to discuss the cold season in August, but it is never too early, as the Scout motto goes, to ‘be prepared’.


Take care of your immune system


The immune system helps you fight infections, bacteria and viruses that may make you unwell. Therefore, boosting your immune system will improve your chances of remaining healthy during the cold season and, if you are unlucky to get a cold, a strong immune system will help fight off the disease and help you towards a quicker recovery.


How to improve your immune system?


It is well known that a healthy lifestyle is beneficial in maintaining and improving your immune system. The following steps will promote a strong immune system:

  • Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Think about the NHS Five a Day Campaign

  • Exercise regularly.

  • Maintain a healthy weight.

  • Keep hydrated

  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.

  • If you smoke, try to stop.

  • Minimise stress as much as possible.

  • Get plenty of sleep.

  • Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently.


Make sure you have plenty of vitamins and minerals


As we have seen in our blog about Awesome Facts about Bitter Leaf, vitamin C has properties that support your immune system, helping you fight off infections. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties together with minerals such as iron and zinc will protect your body.


In summary, it is never too early to take care of your immune system to maintain a healthy way of life and have a strong and resilient body.



Disclaimer


If you or any other person has any medical concern, consult with a healthcare professional. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something that you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Every person is different and may react to different herbs and teas differently. Never use teas or herbs to treat serious medical conditions on your own. Always seek professional medical advice before choosing home remedies.

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