Boost your immune system while in COVID-19 self-quarantine
Your best defense against disease is a good offence !
These days, nothing seems more important than maintaining optimal health and ensuring our immune system
is as strong as it can possibly be to combat the debilitating coronavirus the whole world is been fighting.
Luckily for those of us in Dubai, there are a number of good practices already in place that are geared
toward keeping us strong and healthy.
HOW CAN YOU BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?
Our immune systems do a remarkable job at fighting off foreign cells to protect us against illness.
Varying factors are at play, such as age, which determine how resilient this defense system will be.
Naturally, when a global health pandemic strikes,
we’re bound to feel more concerned than usual about staying strong and healthy.
As, until a vaccine is available,
“our immune systems will need to adapt unaided to COVID-19”, says the World Economic Forum.
A strong immune system is our best defense against colds, flu and cancer.
Poor diets, stress, lack of exercise and inadequate sleep strain our health system and put us at risk for a range of illness and disease.
It may seem counter-intuitive, but investing in our health when we are well, rather than sick, is the best investment we can make.
Sleep is essential for supporting for health as it is one of the few times throughout the day that your body is really in a deep state of rest and recovery.
Your body has two different nervous systems, the parasympathetic and the sympathetic.
CONSUME NUTRIENT DENSE FOODS (LIKE THIS IMMUNE BOOSTING SOUP)
This should come as no surprise, but your body needs nutrient-dense foods to support its
many complex functions, which also include the immune system.
Nutrient-dense vegetables, fruit, grains, and traditional foods like broth have an abundance of
vitamins and minerals that can help the immune system work properly and influence its response.
ADD IMMUNE SUPPORTING HERBS
Adding immune supporting herbs is another way that you can support your immune system,
and is one of the most cost effective ways in my opinion.
For this immunity soup I focused on using a combination of ancient herbs all of which are known for their
antimicrobial and immune-supportive benefits.
Garlic: Garlic is great to add to your food and consume on a daily basis, especially during cold and flu.
Garlic is known for its antimicrobial properties and has been used for centuries to help the immune system
fight off infection. Studies have shown that garlic can be helpful in reducing the occurrence of colds
and their overall length. So load up on the garlic.
Fennel: Fennel (and fennel seeds) is most well known for its licorice-like flavor, and is another food that is good for
supporting the system.
Fennel seeds, in particular, are rich in vitamin C and are known for helping support digestive health.
Since 80% of our immune system is located in our gut it is essential that promoting good gut health be a part of
Parsley: Parsley is one of my favorite herbs to include in food throughout the year because
it is incredibly high in vitamin C and vitamin A both of which are critical for immune health.
Let us help you improve your immune function
At Keto Bites, we believe that a strong healthy system is essential to long-term health and vitality,
and a small investment in wellness pays a lifetime of dividends in securing our future health.
Our approach to boosting immunity is to design meal plans according to lifestyle strategies that help keep you strong and disease free.