Improving Immunity in Summer Season
In summer immune health has a great chance to get stronger. 20 minutes a day outside between 11 am and 4 pm with as much unprotected skin as possible for it to produce vitamin D is an ideal thing to do. Remember that your shadow has to be shorter than you for vitamin D to be produced in your skin. In 20 minutes your body will make between 10,000 and 15,000 IU of this sunshine vitamin depending on your age and skin pigmentation, which will boost your immune health over the course of summer if you do it daily. This will allow for vitamin D to be stored in your body for those dim winter months.
Walking, jogging, playing outdoor games, swimming, bicycling should not be kept at bay in summer season. It is scientifically proven that moderate exercise elevates Glutathione levels in your body which in turn boosts your immune system.
In this season of abundance it is easy to include more fresh fruit and vegetables into your diet, especially all varieties of berries and melons. So, eat more of these than usual. Instead of your regular lunch or even dinner try a bowl of fresh fruit, curd and berries, or a vegetable salad with uncooked broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, cucumber and parsley - all assisting in glutathione production and its proper functioning.
And most importantly, consume lots of liquids. Make your own healthy fresh fruit juices and lime water to stay hydrated throughout the day, no matter where you are - at home, in your office, or travelling.
Immunity can also be improved by consuming natural immunity boosting foods regularly. Visit our immunity blog to learn how to increase immunity and the top home remedies to improve immunity power.