In light of the ongoing pandemic, while the only effective protection against the virus is proper hygiene and social distancing, having a strong immune system can fortify your body’s fight against viral infections as well as assist your body’s recovery process.

However, your immune health can be compromised due to external factors, weakening its ability to protect you optimally. So, what can you do to strengthen your immune system?

Homtamin-G, your preferred daily supplement, shares a list of simple dietary and lifestyle changes that can help.

Proper Diet

Nutrition is important to keep your immune system strong. What you eat provides your body with the fuel it needs to function properly.

Foods rich in vitamins B, C, and E are essential for building a strong immune system. Foods such as beans or spinach which contain antioxidants can help the body fight inflammation, while foods rich in zinc help increase the production of white blood cells which are vital for immunity.

Good Sleep

Recent research shows that a good night’s sleep improves the effectiveness of certain immunity cells called T cells, which help the body ward off infections. On the other hand, inadequate sleep is linked closely to higher vulnerability to illnesses. In fact, sleep deprivation has the same strenuous effect on the brain as drinking too much alcohol.