We all know how essential a healthy immune system is, especially in light of recent events, but do you know how to build a natural immunity shield to protect your body from foreign bacteria and viruses? A robust immune system is a sturdy foundation for a healthy life. It's the body's first line of defense against harmful bacteria that can lead to infection and disease. Think of it as the body's very own biological army, with the sole purpose of defending the fortress. If you want to keep your immunity army in top shape, you need to train them and give them the proper nutrients to strengthen your forces.
Let's begin our immunity shield building with some simple physical activities that will strengthen your immune system naturally. The published article in the journal "Proceedings of the Nutrition Society" titled "Physical activity, immunity, and infection" states that intensive exercise suppresses the activity and levels of several immune cells. Additional evidence suggests that other immune functions find stimulation through moderate physical activity. Knowing this can help establish an understanding of the relationship between different levels of physical activity on immune function and its potential as a tool to protect our health. To build your immunity army and strengthen your immunity shield, you need to get regular moderate physical activity such as a brisk walk, mowing the lawn, light bicycling, playing badminton, or tennis.
Regular exercise isn't the only action you can take in strengthening your immunity. Research published in "The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" demonstrates that nutrition is a critical determinant of immune responses and malnutrition the most common cause of immunodeficiency worldwide. Furthermore, protein-energy malnutrition is associated with a significant impairment of cell-mediated immunity. The deficiency of single nutrients also results in altered immune responses even when the deficiency state is relatively mild. So which nutrients were the most important in immunity building? Of the micronutrients, zinc, selenium, iron, copper, vitamins A, C, E, B-6, and folic acid have the most profound influences on immune responses.
Knowing the micronutrients you need to maintain proper immune function is very important, but which foods contain these nutrients? Most citrus fruits including, grapefruit, oranges, clementines, tangerines, lemons, and limes, are high in vitamin C. Broccoli is packed with vitamins A, C, and E, as well as fiber and many other antioxidants. Poultry, such as chicken and turkey, is high in vitamin B-6 and selenium. Papayas have decent amounts of potassium, magnesium, and folate. Some types of shellfish contain zinc and iron including, oysters, crab, lobster, and mussels. Here's one that a few of you will appreciate, dark chocolate is an excellent source of copper. Adding these foods, or others with similar nutrition, is ideal, but if you're like me, the ease of using a supplement is always appealing.
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It seems the immune system is similar to most aspects of health, with regular exercise and nutrition providing the building blocks to a better life. It's just up to you as the builder of your fortress to ensure that it's constructed with a sturdy foundation and you provide the proper materials for its maintenance. Get outside and go for a brisk walk, mow the lawn, or play a moderately physical game every day and make sure to get in the micronutrients associated with immune function, whether it's from a wide variety of foods or an organic supplement. Build your fortress, strengthen your army, and find protection under your natural immunity shield!