What is the Immune System? How do you rub it?
The main function of the immune or defensive system is to protect the body from diseases caused by viruses, fungi, parasites and bacteria. The immune system not only identifies and destroys attackers that try to invade the human body, but can also recognize them if they try to enter the body again. The immune system fights harmful elements through lymphocytes (white blood cells) and antibodies (protein molecules). This is supported by the lymphatic system, which consists of the spinal cord, thymus, lymph nodes, spleen and lymphoid tissue. However, sometimes the immune system is weakened, leaving the body exposed to serious diseases.
- Some factors that cause the weakening of the immune system are:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Medical procedures (surgeries, transplants, use of anti-rejection drugs, among others)
Tips to strengthen the immune system
Avoid foods with refined fats and sugars.
Consume at least 10-12 glasses of water per day to stimulate the immune system and expel toxins.
Exercise daily for 30 minutes.
Perform deep breathing and relaxation exercises.
Eat foods rich in vitamins A, C, E, Iron and Zinc
Eat broccoli, cauliflower, and radish daily to boost the immune system.
Take a daily spoonful of honey.
Make an infusion of green tea which stimulates the production of immune cells.
Extract the set from a regular sized carrot and two oranges and mix it. Drink it daily at breakfast to stimulate the immune system.