Summer travel is bringing us much closer together, and Covid is still prevalent. So, it’s important to take care of your immunity. You want your body to be prepared to deal with sickness if necessary and have everything it needs to recover well.
These three things can help you build a stronger immune system:
1. Eat Well
Eating well is the key to staying healthy, and that starts with protein. You need enough protein to be able to repair body tissue and fight viral and bacterial infections. Your body needs protein to create immune system antibodies that attack infections, so make sure to get the right amount.
Medical studies show that adults-over-40 intake should be about 30 grams, THREE TIMES a day, to help maintain muscle (30-30-30).
2. Get into a regular sleep routine
Sleep helps regulate immune function. Similarly, if you don't get enough sleep, it can have a negative effect on your immune response. To get enough sleep, try going to bed and waking up at the same time, start a bedtime routine, journal or read to relax your mind, and stay away from screens at night. Your body will thank you!
3. Vitamins and minerals are important too!
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Zinc all support your immune system. It’s pretty difficult to track vitamin intake from foods. Using a high-quality multivitamin such as our OPURITY® Multivitamins gives you an extra layer of support. Our multivitamins are available for adults in general as well as specifically for Bariatric patients, in both chewable and capsules.