It is important we make daily efforts to ensure we are in good health. This requires that we invest wisely in building a strong immune system.
There are some nutrients your body needs that it can’t create and including them into your diet is very essential to prevent diseases and infections.
Water is very critical to the overall function of the body. About 70% of the body is full of water. But the body can’t produce it by itself. It is responsible for regulating body temperature. Water transports nutrients from the foods we eat and oxygen to the cells. It also helps in releasing waste and other toxins from the body. It is recommended to drink at least about 8 ounces (2 litres) of water daily. This will help in boosting the immune system by ensuring efficient oxygenation and nutrient absorption. Frequently drink water and fluids like less-sugary juices and teas to stay hydrated.
Iron is a very essential nutrient the body needs but it can’t create. It is responsible for making red blood cells which helps in oxygen transport to body cells and tissues. When the body has enough red blood cells, it helps in building white blood cells. A lack of it can cause fatigue and serious health problems like anemia (insufficient red blood cells) and a weak immune system. The amount you need depends on your age, gender, and condition. Pregnant women naturally need more iron. You can get iron-rich foods from turkey berries, lean red meat, etc. and other organic iron-rich food products.
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient the body can’t create. You can only get it through your diet or alternatively taking a vitamin supplement. Vitamin C helps in the production of protein which aids in collagen formation and skin health. It helps in boosting the immune system by strengthening the cells and tissues to function more effectively. Vitamin C from foods may not be harmful in excess, but if you take a supplement, consult your doctor for the right dose. You can get Vitamin C from citrus fruits, berries, ginger etc.
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