Do you fall sick often?

Chances are that you may have a weak immune system. Did you know that as your percentage of body

fat increases your immune system gets weaker?

Obesity and a weakened immune system are interlinked - meaning the greater the weight the lower, your immunity. It is your immune system that fights off diseases and engineers the healing process. High fat means a lowered life expectancy and a greater risk of all the common age-related diseases.

Reasons (apart from food) for gaining weight

Age: The aging process is more closely related to the functioning of the immune system than to your biological age. That means if you are 50 and have a strong immune system, your biological age will not affect you adversely.

Gender: Men have a higher metabolic rate than women. When women become menopausal, their metabolic rate decreases.

Psychological Factors: Overeating in response to negative emotions such as boredom, sadness, or anger causes stress related weight gain.

Hormonal imbalance or illness: Hypothyroidism and consumption of certain drugs, such as steroids and some antidepressants may cause excessive weight gain.

There are many factors that can contribute to you getting ill.

Stress/Lack of Sleep/Poor Diet/Conflict

These are all things that you have control over. You can make changes in each of these areas in order to strengthen your immune system and keep from getting sick,

more ways to improve your immunity,
  • Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables.
  • Take a multi vitamin every day to improve energy and immunity
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  • Take antioxidants like vitamin A, selenium, chromium, zinc, vitamin C and E daily either in natural form or supplemental form.
  • eat a variety of fruits and vegetables daily
  • choose lean proteins over fatty ones
  • limit your daily intake of fats, sodium, and sugars
  • eat whole grains whenever possible
  • Foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids include flaxseeds, walnuts, fish (sardines, salmon, tuna), soya beans, tofu also help improve your immunity.
  • Green tea is also an excellent source of antioxidants that help improve Immunity.

If you don’t eat a well-rounded, balanced diet, your body can’t function at its best. A poor diet also increases the risk of various illnesses.


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