How to Keep Your Immune Defenses High

Diet advice
Come Mantenere Alte le Difese Immunitarie
Winter is upon us and the first influences have already made themselves felt in Italian families. The most affected are, as always, children and the elderly, but even adults in perfect general health can be subject to severe colds, laryngitis, ear infections and other ailments typical of the cold and merciless season. That's why it's useful to know how to boost immunity. Even if a few sneezes have never killed anyone, you must know that you can take steps to strengthen your immune system, making your body stronger and less subject to the various influences that spread among the population between October and March. But how to do it? You read many tips, sometimes useful but often misleading on 'alternative' methods to become more unassailable... Without resorting to drugs, here are some suggestions to implement as soon as possible, without waiting for the first cold!

Stimulate your immune defenses

If you are interested in some dispassionate and completely natural advice on how to increase the immune system and maintain it, then go ahead and read carefully:
  • Bite big on foods that have gone through a process fermentation; the motivation is simple: our immune system depends 80% on the intestine, where both good and bad bacteria are found, which make up the so-called intestinal flora, whose balance is put to the test by the frenetic and stressful life of last decades. Reckless use of drugs, refined sugars and anxiety are the main ones enemies of our intestines
  • The vitamin D it is not often mentioned, but this does not mean that it is not of fundamental importance for our well-being: in fact it keeps the bones strong (even more than calcium itself), and it strengthens the bacterial flora and, consequently, our immune system ; this vitamin is not found in foods and is stored only through exposure to sunlight. In Italy it is not always possible to be outdoors, and therefore a supplement during the winter can be really useful
  • The lack of sleep it negatively affects the body's defenses, therefore it is advisable to rest for at least 7/8 hours a day, perhaps drinking a relaxing herbal tea before going to bed; other negative effects of lack of sleep are unbearable stress throughout the day, mood swings and an incredible craving for junk food and empty calories
  • At least two or three times a year you can implement a process of purification of the body, feeding on very simple, undercooked, unseasoned foods, and using products and drinks that stimulate the purification process (for example with Aloe Gel)

Herbalife recommended products

To feel your best, promote restful sleep, avoid unhealthy foods, and fill up on antioxidants and vitamins A, C, D, and E, there are a few products to consider, such as Xtra-Cal, a supplement extremely rich in vitamin D, calcium and magnesium, nourishes you from within by providing you with the nutrients necessary to stimulate the immune system; for a healthy and filling breakfast, Herbalife recommends Formula 1, the 'flagship' smoothie of the company, rich in vitamins and mineral salts, energetic and with very few calories; the Herbal Infusion Thermojetics it is a valid support to the diet, stimulating the intake of liquids and the consumption of fats throughout the day; to purify the body starting right from the early hours of the morning, try to quench your thirst with Aloe gel, using the product Herbal aloe concentrate, with a pleasant and refreshing taste, to fill up on antioxidants to fight free radicals! The most suitable supplement for winter and to support the body during the cold season is definitely roseguard, rich in vitamins A, C and E.

Some more news about the intestinal flora

The term intestinal flora is informal and not exactly correct, as it is almost entirely composed of bacteria, once erroneously classified in the vegetable kingdom (hence the word flora). The human microbiota (correct scientific name that replaces 'intestinal flora') is the set of microorganisms that inhabit and coexist in the digestive tract, and not only the intestine but also at the level of gastric juices, throat, mouth, esophagus, etc. The microbiome indicates the set of symbiotic microorganisms, while the microbiota refers more specifically to the group of proteins associated with the microbiome that is analyzed in the mass spectrometry.

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