BY MJELLMA GONZALES / LONGEVITY
Today the world is facing circumstances like never before. Past generations have witnessed pandemics, droughts, and natural calamities but not the way things are happening in recent years. And the biggest lesson we have learned from all these testing times is that health is wealth. No luxury is bigger than health. This increases the importance of a strong immune system even more. Nutritionist Mejllima Gonzales explains.
Strong immune systems defend us from disease and support longevity
Our body is deriving all its strength from our immune system. The immune system generally performs a fantastic job of defending us from disease, but occasionally it falters, and we become ill. And if our immune system is not strong enough, we fall prey to peculiar diseases, unknown to the world, like COVID-19.
Keeping all these things in mind, we are here to emphasize the importance of a strong immune system and the benefits it provides us with.
To Avoid Infections
A strong immune system guarantees fewer infections. And during the circumstances the world is facing today, this is the most important thing.
With viral and bacterial infections breaking out in almost every part of the world, we need to strengthen our immune systems to stay protected and healthy. And even if the immune system detects some infectious organisms inside the body, it would produce the necessary combating machinery including white blood cells, platelets, etc.
To Say No To Fatigue
Having a weak immune system will make your body susceptible to even minor changes in temperature and humidity, leading to fatigue. To avoid this slowing down of life and to stay unaffected by changing weather, you need to strengthen your immune system.
Simply including more natural foods into your diet, you feel the difference in your body strength and stamina. Because a good diet guarantees the production and assimilation of necessary vitamins and minerals which lead to a stronger immune system. And this makes you even more active and fresh.
For Wounds To Heal Faster
Injuries, either internal or external, are directly dependent on your immune system for a speedy recovery. Our immune system is most involved in producing necessary cellular components of blood which provide for the cleaning of debris from the injury site and also to manufacture new tissues and muscle.
A strong immune system not only heals all kinds of injuries, but also speeds up the process. By simply adding protein-containing products like meat and eggs into your diet you can help your immune system heal wounds faster.
To Keep Vital Organs Healthy
From the years of the industrial revolution to recent years the world has become more populous, but the food resources have shrunk. To meet these growing needs, the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides has increased exponentially. And when we consume the food products grown and grazed on such crops, the first to get affected are the vital organs.
With alarming numbers of liver, colon, and lung cancer patients being reported, we need to start focusing on our immune system. Only if our system is sturdy enough then only our vital organs like the liver, heart and kidneys can fight against these toxicants.
To Achieve Healthy Looking Skin
Our skin is also exposed to numerous air-borne toxicants and extreme heat. Due to this, the cases of skin cancer patients have also shown a hike. Not only such chronic diseases, but general skin conditions like acne and sunburns are also occurring more frequently. Just like other body parts, our skin health is also linked to our immune system.
A strong immune system will have the capability to fight against bacterial and fungal attacks on our skin. Otherwise, skin conditions may affect people of all ages.