How to boost your immune system

How to boost your immune system

A healthy microbiome is imperative for blood sugar balance, metabolism, digestion and our immune system. Tissue found in our gut, known as GALT (gut associated lymphoid tissue), is made up of many types of immune cells which are responsible for defending our body against pathogens and fighting infection.

The key to a healthy gut is ensuring a quality diet rich in fermented foods and probiotics. These foods allow the microbiomes in our gut to work efficiently and regulate our immune response.

So how can we ensure a healthy gut?
A diet rich in probiotics such as kefir, tempeh, miso, sauerkraut and yogurt are essential for healthy microbiome in our gut.
Probiotics are as important even though they differ to probiotics as they are not bacteria but rather food to support our immune system. These foods include green vegetables, garlic and bananas which are high in dietary fibre and are essential for regular bowel movements.

Our gut and immune system are inexplicably linked and therefore it is important to ensure a healthy gut so our immune system can work hard to fight off any illnesses. Aside from a healthy diet - sleeping well, exercising regularly and practicing mindful medication are simple yet effective techniques to add to your daily routine to keep your gut healthy and happy.