Everyday tips for immune support
1.Fill up on Vitamin D
There may be less health issues if you get enough vitamin D. Your body naturally makes vitamin D from sunlight. You can also get it from fatty fish like salmon, and fortified milk. A research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that taking such a supplement may help boost your immune system.
2.Eat more Soluble Fiber
Mice were given a diet rich in soluble fiber for six weeks and recovered from a bacterial infection in half the time than mice on diet of mixed fiber. Soluble fiber such as in citrus, apples, carrots, beans and oats helps fight inflammation, whereas the insoluble fiber which is found in wheat, whole grains, nuts and leafy vegetables is still important, but doesn’t have same effect on the bodies immunity system. Aim for 25-35 grams of fiber a day.
Overweight adults who cut their daily calorie intake by a third saw a 50 percent boost in immunity according to a study. Restricting calories may reduce levels of compounds that depress your immune response. Try to maintain your body weight at what is considered ideal, and when cutting back on quantity, be more invested in quality of your diet. Eat more fruits and vegetables, and choose lean protein sources such as fish, chicken, and low-fat dairy.