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Immune-Boosting Hacks to Fight Covid-19

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As we all know, we are in a battle and our opponent cannot be seen.  The best weapon right now is our immunity. In this article,  we are going to cover unusual immune-boosting hacks to fight COVID-19.

The most common practice is to boost immunity.

 

  1. Have a healthy sex life

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Can you imagine that by having sex you can boost your immune system?  It’s an unusual immune-boosting hack.

Studies suggest that having sex once a week increases the effectiveness of the immune system. According to the study, sex boosts the body’s ability to make protecting antibodies against harmful bacteria diseases and viruses. 

2.  Drink some tea 

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There is a rumor online that one of the reasons why China was able to contain and eradicate COVID-19  is that because they are tea drinkers.  It’s just a rumor, so we decided to find out if it can really boost your immune system.

It turns out that tea may:  lower blood pressure, promote a healthy gut, lower LDL cholesterol, and boost heart health.  It is packed with powerful antioxidants.

According to article from CBS News, a component in tea was found in laboratory experiments to prime the immune system to attack invading bacteria viruses and fungi.

3. Control your stress

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Stress is one of the factors that can put your immune system into a nosedive and in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s difficult to keep your stress levels at bay.  However, you can do the following to control it:

  • Mindfulness
  • Learn Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Painting/art exercises
  • Sleep better
  • Limit your caffeine and alcohol intake

4. Laughter is the best immune-boosting medicine

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As the saying goes “laughter is the best medicine.” But how true is that?

When you laugh your brain releases feel-good chemicals that decrease stress. Go ahead and watch light and funny movies for a feel-good atmosphere.  Laughing will keep you optimistic and optimism makes you healthier. 

5. Change your mindset into a positive one

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According to studies, optimism has positive effects on cellular immunity. When you are optimistic and you expect good things, your immune system follows. 

If you are new to optimism, listing 5 things you are grateful for each day is a good place to start. We’re not saying you should detach from reality.  However, as much as possible, always see the good in every situation.

Change your mindset and respond to situations with a good attitude.  This lessens your stress and at the same time boosts your immunity.

6. Grab those immune-boosting shrooms

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All types of mushrooms contain protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.  They have B vitamins, choline, vitamin C, and selenium.  Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that supports the immune system and prevents damage to cells.

You can cook it with anything, top it on pizza, make it into a soup, or put it in an omelet.

7. Get to know moringa

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Moringa, like kale, is a superfood. You can add to your smoothies, to your pastries, and everything.  It has a semi-sweet flavor so it’s not too difficult take moringa supplements.

Moringa has the following nutrients:

  • 46 antioxidants
  • 18 amino acids 
  • Two times to the protein in yogurt 
  • Three times the potassium in a banana 
  • Four times the calcium in milk 
  • Four times the vitamin A in carrots 
  • Seven times the vitamin C in oranges, 

8. Quit smoking

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It’s not that we’re a party pooper, but we hate to break it to you:  smoking is really bad for your immune system. It is immunosuppressive. Once you smoke you’re in for an array of serious health issues such as lung cancer, stroke, asthma, and heart disease.

Disclaimer:  This article is not medical advice or a substitute for medical treatment.  Anyone suspected of being sick should see a medical professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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