Do you know a secret? Being hale and healthy is the biggest gift of all. One of my friends is a social butterfly. She is just fun to be with. But one day she tripped and fell and my! She got fractures in both her arms and this is what she told me. Swarnam, the greatest gift you can have in the world is good health. To be in the pink of health means you should have good immunity.
How can you boost your immunity?
· Eating a healthy diet
· Maintain a healthy weight range
· Maintain a proper sleeping schedule
· Quit smoking and
· Controlling the blood pressure
Apart from these healthy living strategies, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E and Zinc help to increase the immunity quotient. These nutrients are obtained by eating whole grain foods, fruits, vegetables and fish.
Do Antibiotics affect the immune system?
Yeah! Quite naturally, 80% of the body’s immunity is built in the intestinal tract by a group of friendly bacteria. When a baby is given a course of antibiotics it kills both the good and bad bacteria and causes changes in the baby’s immune system.
Lisa Collier Cool a renowned journalist writes that certain classes of antibiotics can increase the risk of retinal detachment five times compared to non users. Some groups of antibiotics can even increase cardiovascular mortality compared to those who did not take it. Overuse of antibiotics results in a condition called as antibiotic resistance, where the bacteria become resistant to the antibiotic treatment. Hope I have scared you to death! And so here comes the necessity to boost your immune system naturally.
What is Dabur Chyawanprash?
Chyawanprash is considered to be a divine preparation and is obtained from a 2,500 year old Ayurvedic formula. It is a jam like preparation made of herbs, spices and other ingredients. The main components of this preparation are amla (gooseberry), ashwagandha and 41 other ayurvedic herbs.
Dabur Chyawanprash is good for asthma, heartburn, digestive problems; it increases immunity, reduces blood pressure, improves heart health, rejuvenates skin, fights wrinkles and gives you a youthful glow. The best part is it does not contain sugar and is safe for diabetics.
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