Have you ever wondered how to strengthen your immune system? In this blog post I am going to break it down for you.
It’s actually very simple, eat fruits, vegetables, lean protein, beans, nuts, and whole grains, stay hydrated, exercise and wash your hands. It’s not complicated, but like losing weight, everyone is looking for that quick fix.
When it comes to exercise, over exercising can actually weaken your immune system, so you want to find a volume that your body can handle on a weekly basis that isn’t making you overly sore and/or affecting your sleep.
Recovery drinks after exercise can also strengthen your immune system, the right amount protein and carbohydrates can improve your immune-competence.
Nutrients and minerals also play a role in a strong immune system, hence the need to eat healthy diet consisting of whole foods.
Vitamins associated with positive immunity:
Minerals associated with positive immunity:
I spotlight vitamins and minerals every week.
Reference: International Sports Sciences Association