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7 Immune Boosting Habits and Foods against Omicron

7 Immune Boosting Habits and Foods against Omicron

A virus mutates through and through in order to get better at surviving just like we humans have evolved through centuries, getting smarter throughout.

And that is what the Covid-19 virus did in order to survive, it mutated into various variants, the present one being the Omicron.

But adaptation is not just what virus can do, we humans, in fact all living beings are capable of adapting to the changes that life throws upon us.
Keeping this in mind, if virus just got better at surviving, all we have to do is get better at preventing it with the help of our immune system.
The ‘How’ here depends on the researchers figuring out medicines and vaccines, and the other on a more personal level, improving our habits and foods.

While the former depends on the researchers across the globe, we have listed down 7 foods and healthy habits that you can adopt to boost your body’s immune response against the omicron variant:

  • Reduce Stress:

Boosting Habits Against Omicron - Reduce Stress

And we cannot stress this point more. Stress is good only when it is moderate and when it motivates you to strive further ahead. However, when stress starts affecting your physical health and starts discouraging you that can prove to be unhealthy.

While we understand that in times as such, it is prone to get stressed by everything we hear, we still advice you to reduce activities or events that trigger unhealthy stress. Hobbies and recreational activities are alternatives through which you can distract yourself and are ways by which you can attain happiness and calmness. 

  • Turmeric:

 Boosting Foods Against Omicron - Turmeric

The most expected food item when it comes to immunity and let me tell you, the hype and fame is worth it. The anti-oxidant and healing properties of turmeric is recognized and passed on to us from our wise sages.

And what more to get an immune boost against a Covid infection than a good dose of turmeric, either in water or milk. The soothing property of turmeric helps prevent flu and also plays an active role in helping with the immune functions

  • Stay Active, Stay Healthy:

Boosting Habits Against Omicron - Stay Active, Stay Healthy

Exercise is the key factor of staying healthy, along with a good diet. And just like exercise helps you stay fit and active; it also keeps you strong and helps improve your immune system.

A 30-min exercise 4-5 times a week can help you stay active and maintain a healthy body. And a healthy body will only motivate strong immunity, keeping you fit and maintaining your overall health.

  • Fruits and Vegetables:

Boosting Foods Against Omicron - Fruits and Vegetables

A good diet is essential to stay healthy and what’s healthier than the nutritious fruits and vegetables. As much as we like to fuss over it, a well balanced diet with the essential nutrients is exceptionally healthy.

Add in a few veggies and fruits in your everyday diet in proportions to provide you with the necessary nutrients required for a healthy diet.

  • Complete Your Sleep:

Boosting Habits Against Omicron - Complete Your Sleep

7-8 hours of sleep is considered adequate for adults as it completes the REM cycle responsible for proper functioning. A complete good quality sleep not only helps you stay refreshed throughout the day but serves as a healthy rest for your body.

Sleep can act as a recharge, charging your body up after a restful sleep to go about the everyday activities with a new energy. This affects your physical wellbeing as much as it improves your mental health.

  • Hydration:

7 Immune Boosting Habits and Foods against Omicron

Our body is majorly composed of water and this means that water serves as an important component in almost everything that goes on inside our body. Therefore, there is no doubt about the strong link between hydration and health.

And since water is a component of almost everything in our body, it also helps the immune cells and increases its circulation across the body, ensuring that the cells reach every tissue and cell.

  • Vitamin C:

Boosting Foods Against Omicron - Vitamin C

Vitamin C has excellent anti-oxidant properties that make it very important when it comes to skin health and immunity.

Being one of the most important immunity boosting foods, it is present in citrus fruits such as orange and lime. However, there are also various Vitamin C supplements that can help boost your immunity.

Immunity is the first wall of defence and therefore, maintaining it in this crucial time becomes ever more important. Hope the tips and suggestions help you to stay healthy and well.

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Doris D’Silva

-Expert and Writer

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