Do you love singing in the rain? Then make sure that your immune system is up and running — or else you will end up sneezing and coughing in bed.
Without any more ado, here are some of the things that you may do in order to boost your immune system this rainy season:
Have Green Tea
Everyone knows that green tea is packed with antioxidants and vitamin C which are necessary for shielding your body from disease-causing microbes.
If you really want to fend off the common cold and flu, it’s a great idea to add 2 teaspoons of freshly-squeezed lemon juice to your freshly-brewed cup of green tea.
Drink Ginger Tea
Refrain from assuming that ginger tea is only good for battling nausea and indigestion — it’s also something that can help keep your immune system strong.
That’s because ginger tea has anti-inflammatory properties. According to doctors, inflammation can make you more susceptible to infections and so many other health problems.
Give Turmeric Tea a Try
A lot of people who are into all-natural healing rely on turmeric tea in order to deal with joint pain and inflammation commonly brought about by an injury or arthritis.
Did you know that turmeric is related to ginger and that’s why it also has anti-inflammatory perks? Needless to say, you can have your immune system bolstered by regularly having turmeric tea.
Just because there’s plenty of water everywhere during the rainy season doesn’t mean that you can skimp on water. No matter the time of the year, make sure that you drink around 2 liters of water.
Drinking plenty of water can help keep infections at bay as it helps flush out toxins and impurities that can considerably weaken your immune system.
Enjoy Some Soup
Here’s a great way to ensure that you are consuming lots of water: add some soup to your diet on a regular basis.
And just in case your immune system fails to carry out its task, we all know the best way to bounce back so much faster from an upper respiratory tract infection: chicken soup!
Have More Garlic
Did you know that garlic is a very common culinary and medicinal herb that is capable of zapping all kinds of microbes?
It’s for this reason exactly why it’s a fantastic idea for you to include lots of garlic to your diet. You may also ask your doctor about supplementing with garlic capsules.
Lower Your Stress
Nothing can make your immune system weaken more than leading a very stressful everyday life. The more stressed you are, the higher your risk of winding up sick during the rainy season and at any other time of the year.
Definitely, you should identify unnecessary stressors in your life and avoid them at all costs. Don’t forget the importance of engaging in stress-relieving activities, too.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Everyone knows that it’s so much easier to get 7 to 9 hours of restorative sleep when it’s raining. Well, that’s great news as plenty of sleep is essential for a strong immune system.
According to a study conducted back in 2009, people who sleep less than 7 hours per night are 3 times more likely to end up with the common cold or flu.
Last but not least, make sure that you protect yourself from the rain and also the frigid weather that accompanies it if you want to keep yourself from going down with an infection.
Just in case you get wet, immediately replace your clothes with dry and comfy ones. Health experts suggest for you to also take a warm shower to lower your risk of getting sick.