The state of your health is not just about how you feel from day to day, it is also the state of your immune system which fights off the viruses, bacteria, and germs which invade your body. The better your immune health, the better able you are to fight off sickness and disease.
While there has been considerable interest focused on the response to the first sign of a cold or virus, an equally important matter is the state of your digestive health. The function of your digestive system could help you in keeping healthy and staving off illness or at least reducing its effect.
How the Digestive System Helps
Your immune health is not just the antibodies that fight off viruses, it’s also about how your body absorbs the right nutrition, vitamins, and minerals the body uses to stay healthy. If your digestive system is not functioning properly, then your ability to fight off illness may be compromised as well. This means that even the healthiest of foods may not have all their nutrients properly absorbed if your digestive system is not working right.
Getting your digestive system on track requires eating a balanced diet that is based on fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, legumes, and seeds. Unfortunately, too much sugar, fats, and refined flour can slow your digestive system down and make it more difficult for it to function properly. You feel sluggish and lack energy when you consume too much of the wrong foods.
This is where the colon comes into play as well. It does more than just remove the waste from your body. It also has several functions:
- Absorbs nutrients
- Creates Vitamins K and B-12
- Inhibits toxins from being absorbed
- Maintains hydration
By taking care of your digestive system from the stomach to the colon, you can improve your overall health.
How to Improve Immune Health
There are several ways you can boost your immune system through the digestive process. It all starts by eating a healthy diet. But there are some foods that you should emphasize if you want to help the body fight off colds, viruses, and infections.
Antioxidants: You’ll find antioxidants in fruits, vegetables, seeds, spices, and nuts. They reduce the number of free radicals in the body which cause inflammation. The result is that your immune system is boosted, so be sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Plus, you can add more antioxidants with Vitamins A, C, and E along with minerals such as selenium.
Probiotics: The healthy bacteria in your gut is responsible for much of your immune health. Boosting the level of good bacteria not only means less gas and diarrhea, but it also means that you better process the nutrients that enter your body.
Proper immune health begins when you improve your diet while adding more antioxidants and probiotics. The result is that your body is better able to fight off illness so that you not only feel better but are healthier as a result.
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