Tips for Boosting Your Immunity
Often the changing of weather seasons can lead to colds, flu`s and other illnesses. Viruses often attack our bodies when the weather changes from warm to cold or vice versa. When our bodies have higher levels of acids, our immune system starts to battle with infections and germs. The reasons for building up acids in our bodies is because of poor eating habits, exposure to stressful conditions, lack of physical exercise, too much intake of tobacco and caffeine, and many other reasons.
Switching to a good diet is the first measure that should be taken towards restoring proper pH balance of your body. The following are some foods that should be avoided and some foods that should be taken in order for you to boost your immunity from illnesses.
Foods that should be avoided are the following – dairy products, alcohol, red meat, fried foods and hamburgers, cheese, fruit juices and soda pops, coffee, sugary food like cakes and cookies, pastries, grains and artificial sweeteners. All of these foods and drinks contribute towards increased levels of acids in your body.
Foods that should be increased in your diet are the following – fresh fruits and vegetables, such as avocados, carrots, cucumber, spinach, lemons, oranges, broccoli, olives, mushrooms, fish, rice, onions, sweet potatoes, green beans, cabbage, apples and different kinds of nuts. All of them contribute towards balanced alkaline levels in your body.
Besides eating and avoiding certain foods, supplements can also help your body to get stronger and boost its immunity. Vitamin C is a very good antioxidant and is easily absorbed and digested in the body. Taking 500mg per day is the recommended dosage. Vitamin C is the best weapon in the battle against flu. Vitamin B-Complex is also helpful, because it has lots of anti-stress and anti-aging properties. B-Complex helps you remain healthy by providing a good and strong barrier against different types of bacteria and viruses.