Boosting our immunity has been at the forefront of many of our minds, especially as we are tackling the current global COVID-19 health crisis, causing many of us to think about simple measures we can take to enhance our overall health and wellbeing.
While there’s no definitive way to ward yourself from diseases and infections including COVID-19, there are easy healthy habits you can implement into your daily life to help decrease your chances of becoming ill.
Read on to find out more about how you can support your immunity below.
Regularly eating a diet full of fresh produce is one of the easiest ways you can look after your health and wellbeing! The trick is to consume a rainbow of different fruit and vegetables throughout your meals each day, because colourful produce are great sources of carotenoids which help to support a healthy gut and immune system. Limit your intake of processed foods as much as possible, and focus on consuming a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables during mealtimes.
Get enough rest
Yes, it’s true! Sleep plays a huge role in our immunity and general health as sleep deprivation can have detrimental effects on the immune response. Try and aim to get 8 hours of sleep each night and where possible limit your use of electronic devices before bed. This includes laptops and phones that emit blue light as blue light emissions have been found to reduce the sleep hormone Melatonin.
Enjoy the sunshine
Vitamin D is essential for a healthy functioning immune system, so where you can ensure you break up your day by stepping outside to get your daily dose of sunshine! An easy way to do this is by starting your day off with a 30-minute walk or having your lunch break outside!
Add some spices
If you’re looking for some extra seasoning on your meals, skip the sauces and add in spices instead! Spices such as ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and garlic have great immune-boosting properties and they taste delicious! Win-win!
Start looking after your immunity by shopping our great range of fresh produce sourced daily at your local A Better Choice retailer!