Building Your Defences With Plant-Based Foods

Switching To A Vegetarian Diet
Switching To A Vegetarian Diet
Plant-Based Food
Plant-Based Food

Wellness has climbed the priority rankings for millions around the world. The fast-paced, hectic lifestyle that many of us have adopted has turned into a double edged sword, with the sharp end slicing into our health and wellbeing. While one should never disregard health under any circumstances, the global health climate has made it all the more important for us to take care of ourselves and our loved ones.

The only way to mitigate risks and reduce the chances of being bedridden, is to strengthen your body’s natural defenses viz. your immune system. A terrible diet of fast foods, fried and sweet, savories, etc has done anything but worsened our immunity response. Plus, exercise and physical health has taken a back seat and countries like the USA have the highest percentage of its citizens morbidly obese. The time is now to take matters into your own hands.

How To Build Your Immune Response?

The human body is equipped with a sophisticated immune system that wards off infections, diseases, injury, etc and the effectiveness of the said immune system can be compromised based on the lifestyle one follows. Treat your body well, and give it quality, well-balanced healthy food and you should be well on your way to getting healthier. Here are some ways in which you can boost your natural bodily defenses:

  • Eat a variety of plant-based foods. Your healthy meal prep goes a long way in determining how well your body responds. Include leafy greens, turmeric, ginger, onions, and fibers into your diet to further speed up the strengthening process. Stay clear of dairy products, as they contain inflammatory agents.
  • Drop the pack of cigarettes, even the packet labeling itself advises on not using it.
  • Make sure to sweat it out. If you are hard-pressed for time, then hit the gym 3 times a week, or better still, take the stairs.
  • Practice stress management to avoid hypertension and other heart ailments. Try out yoga and meditation, for starters.
  • Make sure to get sufficient shut-eye. Sleep is essential to repair and recover your body over the countless hours that it has been on the move. Deep and quality sleep is essential!

Make sure that you get in the essential nutrients and vitamins, from Vitamin A to K, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Carbs, Proteins and more. Make sure to at least get in around 10-15 minutes of sunshine every day. Most of the Vitamin-D the human body gets is from sunrays. Get out and walk around in the morning or evening sun and soak in the goodness; you will feel refreshed as well as stronger!