Jaw-Dropping Health Tip #1. Eat your nuts.
Nuts may be high in calories, but they're extremely nutritious. They contain valuable minerals like potassium and magnesium, as well as healthy fats.
Magnesium plays an important role in your nervous system, helping to activate mechanisms that quiet and calm you. It may also help relieve anxiety and depression, which can interfere with sleep.
By eating more nuts, you can get more fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats in your diet.
Jaw-Dropping Health Tip #2. Limit added sugars.
Obesity may increase your risk of getting sick.
According to an observational study involving around 1,000 participants, people who were administered the flu shot were twice as likely to still get the flu if they were obese, compared to non-obese individuals who also received the flu shot.
Curbing your sugar intake can result in a balanced inflammation response and aid weight loss, thus reducing your risk of chronic health conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
My suggestion is to limit your sugar intake to less than 5% of your daily calories. This equals about 2 tablespoons (25 grams) of sugar for someone on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Jaw-Dropping Health Tip #3. Engage in moderate exercise.
Although prolonged intense exercise can suppress your immune system, moderate exercise can give it a boost.
Studies indicate that even a single session of moderate exercise can boost the effectiveness of vaccines in people with compromised immune systems.
What’s more, regular, moderate exercise may reduce inflammation and help your immune cells regenerate regularly.
Examples of moderate exercise include brisk walking, steady bicycling, jogging, swimming, and light hiking. Most people should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.
Jaw-Dropping Health Tip #4. Manage your stress levels.
Relieving stress and anxiety is key to immune health.
Long-term stress promotes inflammation, as well as imbalances in immune cell function.
Activities that may help you manage your stress include meditation, exercise, journaling, yoga, and other mindfulness practices. You may also benefit from seeing a licensed counselor or therapist, whether virtually or in person.
If you want to enjoy great benefits and possibly leave your doctor jaw-dropped, use these simple changes and get started today.