Modern life can be stressful, and to keep that stress from wreaking havoc on your body and your immune system you need to combat it with not only chiropractic care but eating in a healthy and balanced way. Here a few nutrition tips that can help you keep your immune system strong and ready to tackle whatever is thrown its way.
It’s All About the Vitamin D
You probably know that Vitamin D is important for strong bones and teeth because it helps your body to absorb calcium, but it’s also an important vitamin to help protect your body against illness and even some chronic disease.
Vitamin D improves your body’s response to bacterial infections and also helps to increase your body’s production of antimicrobial peptides (say that fast three times) that help your body to boost its immune function.
You have to remember that each patient is different, but you should talk to your chiropractor about how much Vitamin D you should be getting over the course of the day in order to obtain and maintain optimal health.
Vegetables Make the World Go ‘Round
Eat your vegetables! Your mother wasn’t wrong because this happens to be a very important part of a healthy and balanced diet that will support a highly functioning immune system. Did you also know that some vegetables actually have cancer-fighting properties? That’s right! Veggies such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli have chemicals that inhibit the growth of cancer cells and give your immune system a boost in the process.
If you’re worried about stomaching all the vegetables you need in one day, a great option is to juice them. You can get a juicer and make yourself a tasty concoction that will cover all your immune-boosting bases for the day.
Just Say No to Alcohol
Maintaining a healthy diet is essential to maintaining a healthy immune system, and part of that healthy diet is to eliminate or reduce alcohol consumption. Alcohol can cause deficiencies in your immune system that can make it easier to contract illnesses, so it’s best to save the alcohol for special occasions or just cut it out altogether if you’re looking to improve your overall health and give your immune system an edge.
If you have questions about other ways in which you can improve the state of your immune system you should speak to your chiropractor during your next visit to The Joint Chiropractic.
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