Viruses use coats during winter just like we do! And it’s the kind of coat that makes them stronger. Just as some people hate this time of the year, viruses love winter because they tend to live longer in cold and dry conditions, finding it easy to spread in thin air.
1. Get your five-a-day servings of fruits and vegetables. The best way to boost your immune system is to eat foods that are high in essential nutrients and enzymes. Although any kind is a good one, if you are specifically looking to protect yourself from cold and flu, fill your plate with fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamin A, C, and E as they have a direct impact on your body’s immune system. Broccoli, carrots, spinach, and citrus fruits are great options.
2. Exercise. Lack of physical exercise could increase your chance of catching a cold. Those who exercise improve blood circulation and heart rate which in turn helps the lymphatic system (which doesn’t have a heart) to pump its fluid through its cleansing nodes. Your immunity boosting lymphatic circulation relies on your activity.
3. Wash your hands regularly and appropriately. More...