The best way to prevent yourself from getting sick is to keep your immune system up and ready to fight pathogens. Here are some tips to boost your immunity:
1. Eat fermented foods – fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi, kefir and kombucha contain good bacteria that promotes the production of antibodies that help fight infection.
2. Eat more fruits and vegetables – they are rich in fiber and loaded with nutrients that help boost your body’s capability of fighting pathogens.
3. Get enough sleep – getting the recommended number of hours allows your body to restore and repair itself, keeping your immunity in top shape.
4. Exercise regularly – physical activity helps flush out bacteria in the body and reduces risk of getting illness.
5. Wash hands whenever you can – by observing proper hygiene, you have a better chance of fighting infection.
6. Avoid drinking alcohol – the presence of alcohol in the gut disrupts the barrier that keeps bacteria out. It also decreases the number of cells that help fight infection.
Maintaining a healthy and sustainable lifestyle is important to keeping our immune system in top shape. Follow these tips to prevent getting sick.
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