How to boost your immune system

There are definitely many different ways to boost your immune system. It depends on how many ways you try before you find the right one. A few popular ways to boost someone’s immune system are

Drinking these kinds of tea:

  • Green tea: It’s high in catechin, which are powerful antioxidants that help protect the body from oxidative stress, causing it to be easier to become immune to most sickness. 
  • Black tea: It increases the likelihood that the body’s T-cells are released. With T-cells the body is safer, since those are the cells that kill most illnesses. As a bonus, it contains potassium and manganese, which also help the body’s immune system. 
  • Ginger tea: It’s used commonly, as well as ginger ale, when someone is sick. It’s rich in antioxidants, and it fights off the common cold most of the time, but it can work well to help your body fight other illnesses as well. 
  • White tea: This type of tea has higher antioxidants than green or black tea. This is because the leaves are less processed than those of black and green teas. Its tea leaves are rich in antioxidants, and antibacterial properties, which also help fight off sickness. 
  • Elderberry tea: Since this tea is made of a berry, it’s rich in antioxidants. A high level of vitamin C and zinc are in this tea, which can boost the immune system and fight off colds and the flu. Not only does it help alleviate the symptoms of a cold, it makes the length of the cold shorter. 
  • Enhensia tea: Thanks to it having anti-inflammatory properties, it could be your best bet during flu season. It can reduce your chances of getting a cold to 58%, and also cause your cold to only last a day or two. 
  • Licorice root tea: It’s sweet and good for a sore throat, and due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties, it is a good way to help fight off the flu and colds. 
  • Chamomile tea: This tea is soothing and relaxing, which is what you need to help get you to sleep. It can be easy to drown in anxiety, especially with what’s going on in the world right now. The unfortunate thing about anxiety is that it messes with someone’s sleep, along with high anxiety, lack of sleep weakens the immune system. This is also an anti-inflammatory tea, which is always a good bonus. 
  • Hibiscus tea: Hibiscus tea is so loaded with vitamin C that if you drink three cups of tea, that’s all the vitamin C you’ll need for the whole day. Vitamin C is good to fight off cold and flu viruses before you’re really really sick.
  • Rooibos tea: This tea is an amazing tea to drink if you need vitamin C or minerals in your body. It’s rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral properties, as well as vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron. This tea is very helpful to fight off type A and B flu viruses. 
  • Moringa tea: This tea is a supertea compared to all of the others. It’s high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as 7 times more vitamin C than an orange. A single orange! This tea also helps ward off infections. 
  • Neem tea: It’s called Indian lilac tea. It’s an herbal infusion made from the (whole or ground) leaves from the Neem plant. Since this plant is very bitter by itself, it’s often mixed with other herbs and ingredients to counter the bitterness. Some neem teas are blended with green or black teas. 


Odd remedies

  • Laughing. When you laugh, it boosts your mood, and when you boost your mood, it helps your immune system. It helps boost your antibodies in your blood, along with white blood cells. It also increases the number of antibodies in someone’s mucus, which sounds gross, but it actually helps. One of the main places germs come in is through your nose.
  • Sing! There was a study that showed that singing activates the spleen, which helps the blood concentration of antibodies, helping the immune system. If you don’t like singing in a group, then sing alone. Even just listening to music helps sometimes too! 
  • Stay away from sugar! It sounds crazy, but it’s true. Even 10 teaspoons of sugar can impair the ability of white cells to activate and prevent you from getting sick. Something you can use instead of sugar is a natural sweetener, such as one made from the stevia plant to boost your immune system. Try to limit the amount of calorie-free alternatives, like aspartame.
  • Eat fish. All of the gross fish, like sardines, herring, and mackerel all have high amounts of protein. Protein is essential for building the cells the body needs to have a higher immune system. 

There are many other ways to boost your immune system. There’s not a “right one” for anyone, it just depends on what you think is best for you and what suits you and your personality best. Whatever ails you always has a remedy. Certain home remedies or common “cures” per se, won’t work for everyone. There’s a right remedy for every person. For every person it is different. Just make sure you get your immune system up as high as you can! Flu season has just started and you want to make sure you don’t get sick.

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