The rainy season is identical with the arrival of various diseases, particularly influenza. Some people appear more immune to the flu virus, while others are frequently sneezing, coughing, and with runny nose.
According to experts, our body’s immune system was affected by various unforeseen habits, for example, how much sugar is consumed. Let us find out the factors that affect our immune system.
1. Sugar consumption
Eating too much sugar was not only causing fat deposits. The study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition mention, when you consume 100 grams of sugar (about 3 cans of soda) the ability of white blood cells in killing bacteria during the next 5 hours will be reduced.
2. Less drinking
Our bodies need water to remove toxins. More or less water should we drink each individual differently, depending on the activity and the environment. To find out if we drink enough, consider the color of urine. If the color is clear yellow, it means you have enough to drink.
3. Weight loss
Losing weight is too much is bad for the heart, brain, and immune system. Excessive weight will cause a disturbed hormone balance and disrupt the ability of inflammatory immune cells fight infection.
4. Often dry nose
Mucus / mucous in the nose serves to catch the virus and prevent entry into the body. If your nostrils are often dry, the viruses and bacteria will be free to enter.
5. Often stress
No coincidence that you suddenly got the flu after completing the important work deadlines. According to a study published in the American Psychological Association, prolonged stress weakens the immune system response. Stress will also make flu symptoms worse.
6. Frequent colds
The average adult will have a cold as much as one to three times a year. If you often have the flu, it means your immune system does not work optimally. Good quality sleep, exercise, and consumption of nutritious foods to boost your body immunity.