Binge-watching the news lately? If so, you probably have heard the coronavirus attacks the immune system. The people who are most at risk are immunocompromised. The immune system is an essential bodily function that needs to be taken care of. It is the body's primary defense mechanism against foreign organisms such as viruses and bacteria. If you're looking for other ways to boost your immune system besides getting enough sleep and staying hydrated, maybe it's time to try some vitamins! Take a look below for the best vitamins to help enhance your immune system:
Vitamin A is integral to the development of the immune system, as well as boosting it. It also regulates cellular immune responses. This vitamin also has an antioxidant effect to help strengthen the immune system.
Specifically, Vitamin B6, as it is vital to support your immune system by producing antibodies to help fight viruses and infections. Not only that, but this vitamin can support brain health by improving cognitive function. So yeah, treat yourself to ordering that salmon tonight, cause it's packed with this vitamin!
You knew this was coming, right? Obviously, we had to include this vitamin C, as it is a powerhouse when it comes to boosting your immune system! Out of all of the vitamins listed here, this is the one that you should've started taking, like yesterday. This vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates the production of white blood cells, which can help you fight off bacteria and viruses. It can also help produce antibodies, which can help fight against invading pathogens by binding themselves to foreign microbes, which helps neutralize them.
A deficiency in vitamin D can increase your susceptibility to infection and is linked to causing autoimmune diseases. Since we know you don't want that (especially in this pandemic), it's recommended to drink milk and get some sunshine. But when you go outside, make sure you use a facemask and stay 6 feet away from everyone else! #socialdistancing
What a surprise, another antioxidant! Immune cells have higher concentrations of vitamin E, all the more reason to use it to boost your immune system! A deficiency in this vitamin will cause a decrease in cellular immunity. It helps the formation of red blood cells, which can improve blood circulation as well. Think about buying foods rich in vitamin E like spinach, sunflower seeds, broccoli, and kiwi.
Iron, which is found in hemoglobin, is a vital substance, and about 70% of it can be found in red blood cells. Red blood cells help transfer oxygen from your lungs throughout your body, including your immune system. Without this essential function, you're going to start to feel tired and fatigued. This exhaustion will affect your immune system's ability to fight off infections.
Selenium helps you lower the oxidative stress in your body, which can boost your immune system. A deficiency in this vitamin can harm your immune cell function and weaken the immune system's response to potential threats such as bacteria and viruses.
Zinc is vital when it comes to your immune system because it keeps everything in balance. It can decrease the rate of infection by slowing down your immune system's response. This helps control inflammation that can be deadly in your immune system. You can find Zinc in a bunch of foods such as oysters, yogurt, and chickpeas.
This article was originally published at iveeapp.com
Who knew when you packed up your desk and carried your work computer home back in the spring, you'd still be working from home now? But here we are. While swapping morning commutes for workouts and cooking more at home has helped many get healthier, the transition also has downsides resulting in letting some healthy habits slide. myfitnesspal has a list of mistakes you could be making that's hurting your weight-loss goals!
How to get fit fast!
If you’ve started to notice that you get out of breath after one flight of stairs, it’s time to work on your fitness. The good news is that it won’t take that long to improve no matter what type of exercise you choose. Think a month or two, if not a few weeks, although of course some disciplines will help you improve faster than others. Coach Magazine has the full story!
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The full 28 day home workout!
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It's an age old question that has been asked thousands and thousands of times before, probably more but people still struggle with it. myfitnesspal.com has a new fresh prospective for you..
The Cristiano Ronaldo secret diet!
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Lets get fit together!
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Habits to help lose weight!
Its not easy is it, this losing weight business, if it was, everyone would be doing it right?? myfitnesspal.com seven habits you could put in place to start that journey!
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How do you calculate body fat?
It's getting closer to that time of the year when you might start to put on a few pounds from the tubs of chocolates being brought into work or maybe its that Christmas party coming up? joe.co.uk spoke with Dr. Leon Creaney, a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine at MIHP, part of HCA Healthcare UK. about the best ways to calculate your body fat.
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Morning exercise benefits!
Exercise in the morning is said to be the most beneficial for you and your body, but how do you make it all happen? Fitbit.com has some help on hand!
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Running, swimming or cycling?
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15-minute beginners workout!
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Angela Gerzanics was such a big McDonald's fan, that she ate it everyday! The Mirror has dropped ten dress sizes whilst losing 22st along the way.
Does cardio help lose fat?
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Stop eating lunch at your desk!
It's just easier isn't it? Working behind a desk, you have your lunch in front of you and you start to eat. But myfitnesspal.com are going to tell you why you need to step away from the desk!
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Best time to exercise and burn fat!
Researchers from the Universities of Bath and Birmingham have revealed that exercising before breakfast can help you to burn more fat! Head over to The Mirror for more!
Lose weight in just 10 days!
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