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Omicron Variant: 5 Tips to Boost Your Immunity

Published : Jan 06, 2022
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    Omicron Variant: 5 Tips to Boost Your Immunity

    Introduction

    The past two years have been challenging to the entire world because of a virus called COVID. We all have been forced to adjust to the new normal. The virus has spread all across the globe and has been spreading since. The virus has mutated multiple times and the latest one is called Omicron. This new variant was first discovered in South Africa in late November. The cases of this new variant are rising all across the world including India. The latest tally has hit 800 with major cities like Mumbai and Delhi being the worst hit. Each one of us must take precautions and follow government guidelines to avoid getting infected.

    Importance of strong immunity

    The Immune system is the body’s natural defense system. Having a strong immunity has benefits in any condition. Strong immunity protects against multiple pathogens and toxins. Stronger immunity protects us from many illnesses so we can live life to the fullest. But how can you develop a strong immunity? Here are some ways you can achieve that

    The Right choice of healthy food

    Eating right is the first step towards building your immunity. Many natural foods have ingredients that are immunity boosters. These include fruits, vegetables and herbs. Having them in your diet is essential. One of the main ingredients is turmeric.

    1. Turmeric – Turmeric is a spice that can either be consumed directly or can be added to the food.
    2. Turmeric has an anti-oxidation property that prevents damage to the cells.
    3. Turmeric contains Curcuminoids that help to fight inflammation and other infections.
    4. Curcumin also prevents forming of cholesterol on the walls of arteries that can prevent heart attack.
    5. Curcumin can also help to prevent cancer by inhibiting the development of the blood vessels necessary for tumor growth.
    6. Turmeric can be consumed daily. Either naturally or as a supplement. 

    Immunity Boosting Foods - Turmeric Powder

    Another such ingredient is Amla

    1. Amla- Amla is a fruit which is also called ‘ Sarvodasha Hara’.
    2. Amla is a rich source of vitamin c which is a powerful anti-oxidant.
    3. It aids in the development of phagocytes which are specialized immune cells that help in the digestion of pathogens.
    4. Some studies have shown that Amla is beneficial for reducing blood sugar levels.
    5. As discussed earlier Amla contains vitamin c which helps to reduce the natural aging process. 

    Maintaining healthy lifestyle

    Although in today’s busy lifestyle is difficult to pay attention to the health aspect we must try our best to focus on good living habits such as a balanced diet, moderate drinking and no smoking. Such minor modifications in our lifestyle can have a lasting impact on our immunity.

    Regular exercise

    We must find at least an hour in a day for exercise. It doesn’t have to be intense gym sessions but even a regular walk or jog or yoga would also help build immunity. Any form of physical activity helps improve cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, helps control body weight and protects against infection.

    Immunity Boosting Tips - Daily Exercise

    Keep yourself hydrated

    Drinking regular water is essential especially after sleep as your body could get dehydrated. Water is important in almost every function of the body. It helps to wash away harmful toxins and other substances through urine. Consuming electrolytes with water provides multiple benefits to your immune system such as regulating body fluid, transport nutrients, regulates pH and support proper muscle function.

    Good Night’s sleep

    You may find this strange but a good night of sleep is also very important to boost your immunity. An average of 7 hours sleep is recommended for an adult. When your body gets deprived of sleep your natural immune cells go down and inflammation cells go up. This makes it important to get a good night sleep to strengthen your immune system.

    Conclusion

    Remember your immunity is your primary defense mechanism against any virus or bacteria around you. A strong immunity helps to achieve many things in your life. It saves you from all the extra costs of hospitalization and medication. So take care of yourself.


    Soumil Vartak
    Fitness and Nutrition

    Soumil is a health & wellbeing enthusiast whose passion is to explore new about fitness. He enjoys writing about health, fitness, nutrition and anything related to health. His technical knowledge o... Read More

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