Stocked up on toilet paper and staples? While that might make you feel secure during trying times you really need to stock up on healthy items to boost your immune system. Here are some easy tips to follow to keep you and your family healthy year-round, from Matt Mudano, VP of Strategic Development at Ubican Global.
Focus on Good Nutrition: This includes fresh fruits, vegetables such as kale, cabbage, broccoli, garlic, onions, pomegranates, and berries. Try to buy organic when possible as they contain no pesticides or film covering the item. Include foods that contain zinc and vitamin C.
Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration and pH balance allow your body’s cells to communicate and perform at optimal levels, especially when its immune system is being attacked. Water is required to bring oxygen to cells. Alkaline water offers a pure boost of hydration but whatever water you drink, make sure it comes from a safe source.
Don’t Forget About Probiotics: Good gut health is the key to a strong immune system. They get rid of harmful immune system weakening bacteria. They boost the production and activity of immune cells like T cells. Found naturally in foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, kombucha, it can also be taken as a supplement.
Limit alcohol consumption: Alcohol allows more bacteria to pass into the blood via the gut. Alcohol also reduces the number and usefulness of T- and C- cells (important for immune system defense) and weaken the immune systems ability to fight off attacks.
Keeping your immune system in top shape is the number one way to minimize your risk for illness. As we learn more about CBD and its health properties, products used for supplemental health use have soared. If your immune system is suppressed, CBD supplements may help and remember to eat healthy and stay hydrated!
About Matt: With a B.S. degree in Human Physiology and M.S. in Biochemistry from Florida State University, Matt has leveraged his unique science schooling and background to develop and co-develop new consumer products, marketing, and education strategies, and company structure to properly position Ubican Global to capitalize on emerging market trends and opportunities. Matt has a deep passion for CPG product and brand development particularly in the functional foods and all-natural channels. It is there where Matt can use his intimate knowledge of biochemistry.