5 Simple Naturopathic Lifestyle Habits For Boosting Immunity
Long work hours, skipped meals and hiked stress levels especially amid the pandemic could be taking a toll on your immunity. A strong immune system is the first shield against multiple diseases and people with compromised immunity are more prone to contracting infections and illness. Well, naturopathy believes that a strong immune system has the potential to keep us hale and hearty for long.
Naturopathy is a science-based tradition that promotes wellness by restoring physiological, psychological and structural balance in a person. It concentrates on a healthy lifestyle that brings a balance between the mind and body. Here’s a list of naturopathic lifestyle habits that’ll help you boost your immune system:
Add nutrition to your plate
A healthy and nutrition-rich diet is the foundation of naturopathic medicine. Skipping chemicals and adding whole foods including fresh and seasonal fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds play an important role in boosting immunity. Additionally, a balanced meal with optimum protein, good fats like olive oil, avocado, fibre-rich food like seeds, legumes, grains and complex carbohydrates like brown rice, quinoa supports good health and well-being.
Mindful eating is essential
With long work hours and busy lives, we are always on the go, but it’s best to slow down and enjoy our meals. Eating mindfully not only helps in enjoying the food but also helps in optimizing our meal portions as per the body requirements. Chewing the food properly and not rushing through the meals is the first step to better digestion and a healthy gut.
Keep your gut on the fore
The way to a healthy body, metabolism and boosted immune system is to have a healthy gut. Try including more fermented food like yoghurt, kefir and kombucha in your diet that helps in maintaining a healthy microbial balance in the gut. Along with this, add food rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants like tomatoes, green leafy vegetables and fruits like strawberries, cherries, blueberries etc., that possess anti-inflammatory and immune-supportive properties.
Hydration is the key
A simple yet ignored habit, a well-hydrated body helps in flushing out toxins and improves metabolism. The loss of fluid leads to dehydration that slows down physical and cognitive abilities. Adequate hydration is essential for good physiological and psychological health.
Include at least 30 minutes of exercise
With busy lives and sedentary lifestyles, exercise is the key to most of our health issues. Try including at least 30 minutes of physical activity, be it yoga, jogging or deep breathing and stretching exercises that decrease stress builds confidence and releases endorphins while boosting your immune system.
By: Navreet Kaur | on 2020-11-19