With the pandemic sweeping across the country, we must protect ourselves by keeping our immune system strong and healthy. Our immune system helps us prevent sickness from diseases caused by bacteria and viruses.
So how can we help ensure that our family stays protected in the face of a threatening virus? While we’re mostly stuck at home, here are a few things we can do to help boost our family’s immune system.
1. Don’t forget to get some sun!
We may be quarantined in our houses but don’t forget to still soak up some sunlight every once in a while. If you have a garden, a rooftop, a terrace or porch, take advantage of the space and step under the sunlight to get that Vitamin D!
Vitamin D is one of the biggest contributors to maintaining a healthy immune system, and soaking up 15-20 minutes of sun will give you enough to boost your immunity. Just be sure to avoid doing so around 10 am to 3 pm when the sun is at its hottest, as this could harm your skin. So rally up your family for a bit of fun time where the sun is – it will be good for all of you!
2. Zumba it up
Get moving! Regular exercise is an essential part of achieving a strong and healthy immune system, so it’s important to find the kind that you enjoy. So why not try Zumba? No, it’s not just for titas. Zumba is a great form of workout that incorporates cardio exercises with dance. Paired with good, lively music, it hardly feels like a workout at all.
For a whole lot of fun, Zumba is best enjoyed with a group of people, which makes it the perfect activity you and your family can all do together.
3. Try out smoothie bowls
These colorful smoothie bowls are packed with nutrients and antioxidants that your body needs. A bowl can be filled with fruits or even vegetables and is a good source of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates—all of which can help boost your immune system. Never tried making one? Now’s the time!
Smoothie bowls are easy to incorporate into your family’s daily food. Once you have the fruits and vegetables you need, throw everything into a blender, mix, pour into a bowl, and decorate by topping it off with more fruits. Smoothie bowls are a delicious source of nutrients that your family will surely enjoy snacking on.
4. Make time for laughter and bonding
You know the saying “laughter is the best medicine”? There’s science behind that. Plenty of research report that optimistic people have a reduced risk of diseases and infection. They are also said to live longer lives. It’s because our negative thoughts translate into stress and anxiety which, as a result, produce chemical reactions in the body that affect our health and immunity.
So make sure you and your family are looking out for each other by spending time together. Watch a movie, play a board game, have a DIY pizza night, or have everyone join in on an internet dance challenge! Nothing will give you happy hormones more than just bonding with the people you love.
5. Get 100% Fruitected
Did you know that pineapples actually pack a punch? Pineapples are rich in vitamins and essential nutrients, making them a powerful fruit in helping boost the immune system. In a research published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), children who drink pineapple juice every day developed fewer viral and bacterial infections, and had a faster recovery time.
For your daily dose of vitamins and essential nutrients, a good and reliable source for Pinoy families is Del Monte 100% Pineapple Juice with Vitamins A, C, and E. Each pack or can is filled with a unique combination of immunity builders including vitamins A, C, E, magnesium, iron, and zinc. These immunity builders proactively defend your body against everyday sickness.
Unlike other drinks, Del Monte 100% Pineapple Juice is all-natural, with no added sugar or preservatives, making it an optimum aid for a healthier immune system.
Keep your family healthy and 100% Fruitected every day with these five tips and with Del Monte 100% Pineapple Juice with Vitamins A, C, and E!
Which of these would you like to try with your family? Let us know in the comments!
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