Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat and simple carbohydrates.
Drink alcohol in moderation only.
Get adequate sleep 6-8 hours per night
Don't constantly over exert yourself as this will deplete your body's resistance to infections
Warm up your diet, cold food tax the stomachs ability to digest food especially in the colder months. This can often lead to nutrient deficiencies as the body doesn't receive adequate nutrients.
- Vitamin C is a great addition to any immune-boosting regimen, vitamin C taken as a prophylactic can help to build up immunity and ward off colds. Antioxidants are important for immune health as they are able to protect immune cells from free radicals in the body. Vitamin C, otherwise known as ascorbic acid, acts to dampen the histamine response which includes symptoms of runny nose and watery eyes.
You may need to supplement with zinc. Zinc is a well known immune-support nutrient required for production of white blood cells that fight infections; its deficiency is linked to decreased immune function.
You may need a probiotic. “Good” bacteria (probiotics) can compete with pathogens that cause infection and help to regulate the immune response. A major review of clinical trials involving over 3000 participants found that probiotics were effective for reducing respiratory tract infections