You might have gotten a flu shot and be taking a multivitamin diligently, but if you are not eating enough of the right foods, you’re putting your immune system at a major disadvantage. Here are the top 4 things that are bringing your immune system down.
#1 Nutrient Deficiency
Leafy green vegetables meet the human body’s nutrient needs better than any other food! When you consume your greens in the form of raw juice, you instantly dose yourself with a high concentration of powerful immune-boosting nutrition. Start your day with a green juice and keep your immune system on its toes!
The average adult is 50 to 65 percent water, and it is estimated that the brain and nerve tissues are 80 percent water. Our organs need water to function properly and to rid our body of toxins, waste, and unwanted bacteria. If you are chronically dehydrated, your immune system will have a much more difficult time fighting off infections.
Hate drinking plain water? Snack on fresh fruit throughout the day, infuse your water overnight with fresh fruit and herbs, drink herbal teas, or drink ultra-hydrating raw juice! Avoid beverages like sodas, coffee, and sugary drinks.
Alcohol negatively impacts your immune system for a variety of reasons. Drinking alcohol exacerbates nutritional deficiencies in the body, inhibits the germ and disease fighting activities of white blood cells, reduces the quality of sleep, and promotes acidity in the body... all contributing to a sluggish immune system.
#4 Mucus Producing Foods
There are certain foods that exacerbate mucus production in the body, diminishing the body’s ability to defend itself against colds and flus. The worst culprits include dairy, wheat, and gluten-containing grains like barley and rye.
Mucus is naturally produced by the body as a defense mechanism, trapping pathogens and preventing them from entering the body. However, certain foods cause the body to produce mucus in excess, and if the body is constantly producing mucus in excess, the immune system is always under attack.