Keeping Your Immune System in Shape
Over here on the East coast, the weather has been a bit crazy. The temperatures have been dropping and it’s been raining on and off. That’s the perfect condition to catch a cold, eek. With that being said, it’s super important to keep your immune system in tip top shape! Not only is your immune system designed to seek out and destroy disease bugs, it also remembers past bugs it's encountered so they are swiftly dealt with when they return.
Water can do amazing wonders for your body, especially as a natural immune system booster. Thanks to water’s miraculous properties, you can take advantage of this extremely versatile, natural immune booster in order to help improve your health and well-being.
The more water we drink, the better our kidneys operate in flushing out toxins through urination. The brain also gains a boost from water: regular hydration produces melatonin, among other chemicals, which will help you sleep. As any insomniac knows, not getting enough quality sleep can be detrimental to the human immune system!
Another way that drinking water boosts the immune system is through the production of lymph. This fluid runs throughout the human body, with a very simple job – collecting bacteria from the body and transporting it to the lymph nodes, where that bacteria is destroyed like the unwelcome and unhelpful parasite that it is. Think of a glass of water as a waterfall, cascading into your body – the more that you manage to consume and within normal guidelines, the more work your lymph nodes can do. This will also benefit you hugely in the long-term, as lymph fluid can prevent extremely serious diseases such as leukemia.
In addition to this, water offers a general cleanse of your body and all its working parts. The more we drink, more moisture will be located in our eyes and mouth. This will prevent infection from gaining access to our bodies and launching an attack on our immune system – as well as offering all kinds of aesthetic benefits and preventing the discomfort of dry eyes or skin. Let’s look at it from another perspective – we wash our hands regularly in order to stay clean, so why would we not do the same for our insides?
If the idea of drinking regular water with leaves you cold as you consider it to be boring, just infuse our mixes with it. Not only does this change the taste sensation, but you’ll also be giving yourself a boost of Vitamin C, which is the simplest possible boost that we can give our immune system!