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How to Naturally Boost Your Immune Health

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How to Naturally Boost Your Immune Health

Naturally Supporting Your Immune System

As we enter the height of cold and flu season, it is important for the members of the Jackson, Wyoming community to do what they can to support their health and wellness. These tips can help your body to stay healthy and fight off illness-causing invaders.

Eat a Nutrient-Dense Diet

One of the easiest ways to support your immune system is by making sure your diet is chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients. Some foods that you can add to your grocery cart this winter that have been proven to boost your immune health include:

  • Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits.
  • Leafy greens like spinach and kale.
  • Probiotic foods like yogurt and kefir.
  • Garlic.
  • Ginger.
  • Whole grains.
  • Plenty of water.

Get Enough Sleep

Along with making sure you’re well-rested and alert, getting enough sleep also helps to support your immune health. When getting good quality rest each night, your immune system is supported in the following ways:

  • You have more energy for your immune response.
  • Your body’s inflammatory response responsible for recovery is more effective.
  • Your immune response to allergens is better regulated.

Minimize Your Stress

While it’s normal for everyone to experience heightened levels of stress every now and then, too much stress can be harmful to various areas of your health—including your immune system. Research has shown that managing chronic and long-term stress can help your body to fight off illness-causing germs and bacteria.

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