Chances are that you didn’t think about your immunity until COVID-19 slid onto the scene like an unwanted direct message (DM) from a stranger.
And now, everyone is asking the same question, ‘What can I do to boost my immunity and make myself healthier?’
When it comes to your immunity and staying healthy, there are some contributing factors that you can and can't control.
The things you can't control are your age, adaptive immunity (such as after vaccination or contracting an infection) and innate immunity (your body’s natural defence system).
However, there are a host of things you can control, so let’s dive into those.
Are you not a fan of fruits and vegetables perchance? If so, you may be missing vital nutrients that help keep your body in tiptop condition.
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