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Winter is here! 5 ways to build your immune system during pregnancy

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Tips to boost your Pregnancy Immune System naturally:

Cold and flu are the two most widespread illnesses that people suffer from during the winter months. Colds are self-constraining, which implies that they will improve without anyone else. However, the symptoms, such as a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, headache and mild muscular pain can last from 2 to 14 days, with most people recovering within a week.

Below are the steps, which can help to boost your immune system and make you stay healthy:

Be physically active: consult your health care provider to check if it is OK for you to exercise during your pregnancy. You should try to get no less than 30 minutes of physical movement daily. Researchers trust exercise helps support immunity through a couple of various ways. First, a temporary rise in body temperature may help to prevent bacterial growth. Second, antibodies and white blood cells are released more quickly into the blood stream when you exercise, which may allow the body to detect illness earlier. Therefore, exercising for around 30 minutes a day, five days a week, almost reduces your chances of catching a cold, and it will help you get better faster.

Vitamin C: It is always good to get a daily intake of the vitamin through a variety of foods like strawberries, bell peppers and orange juice as opposed to taking an extra supplement. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and ensures to protect and keep cells healthy. It also plays an important role in helping the body absorb iron, as well as playing a role in wounds healing faster. Vitamin C has been contemplated for a long time as a possible cure for colds, or as an approach to help prevent colds.

Sleep: Lack of sleep can impair our immune system and put us at an added risk for getting sick. Follow a routine of going to bed at the same time consistently and waking up at a similar time each morning to help manage your sleep patterns. Truly, sleep during pregnancy changes as the pregnancy develops, from awakening a few times each night to hurling and swinging to be settled. Try using body cushions to position you easily in bed make sure to use the bathroom before going to bed.

Keep yourself hydrated: We generally tend to drink less water during winter, which could lead to dehydration. Staying properly hydrated enables your body to function at an ideal level. Support your immune system by drinking eight glasses of water a day. Check with your healthcare provider if your body is getting enough water during your pregnancy.

Garlic: Garlic contains the compound, allicin, which is known to have antiviral properties that may counteract colds and influenza. Garlic may also stimulate the immune system. Allicin is produced when garlic is crushed or chewed and breaks down into Sulphur and other beneficial compounds that help fight infections. It is the most powerful raw and can reduce the duration of cold symptoms.

“Let us Love Winter by taking those Extra Precautions”