How to boost your immune system

Your immune system is so important in every girl’s quest to feel good and look good. While it usually works well on its own, there are a few things you can do to help it stay strong.

Have a healthy lifestyle:
Don’t smoke and if you do, quit. Quit right now. Try to exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, control your blood pressure, consume alcohol in moderation and make sure you get enough sleep.

Avoid sugar:
Consuming high amounts of sugar can curb the immune system cells that fight diseases. Make sure you fill up on brightly colour fruits and vegetables like berries, apples, oranges, red grapes, sweet potatoes and carrots and avoid sugary drinks.

The right flavour:
Garlic is a great way to boost your immune system, so try use it in as many dishes as you can.

Avoid stress:
We know, we know – this is a lot easier said than done. However, stress can drag you down and make you more susceptible to colds and flus. Try working out to relieve any tensions, take up a yoga class or just simply slow down.

Go out with the girls:
You now have an excuse to go out with the girls – not that you ever needed one before. Feeling lonely or sad actually weakens your immune system so surround yourself with good relationships.

Remember, your immune system needs balance and harmony to keep it in tip top condition.