A healthy immune system is vital for your body’s ability to fight off viruses, bad bacteria, and other infections. When your immune system isn’t operating optimally, you are more vulnerable to getting sick.
Immune health has been a hot topic ever since the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, but how many of us are taking necessary measures to protect our immune systems at all costs?
Decisions that we make every day have a definite impact on our health, and those choices can wreak some serious havoc on our immune systems.
Here are a few immune-compromising things we should want:
Consuming Excessive Amounts of Sugar
When you go overboard with sugar, it repels cells in your immune system that are meant to attack bad bacteria, allowing viruses to spread more freely. Like all food that may taste good, but isn’t necessarily good for you, moderation or removal is key.
Stressing Yourself Out
Stress causes the body to release a surge of adrenaline and cortisol. These two hormones reduce your levels of white blood cells, mainly the phagocytes and lymphocytes. Having a deficiency of both can make it difficult for the body to fight off viral and bacterial antigens.
Eating a Low-Fiber Diet
In the way that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, other fiber-rich foods can help protect you from a number of health issues–including a weakened immune system. Fiber provides nourishment to the millions of “good” bacteria in our guts responsible for keeping our immune systems in great health. Considering that healthy bacteria respond well