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Give your Immune System a Boost

I am paranoid about the flu, I'll admit it. So I'm putting my paranoia to good use and figuring out simple ways to boost my immune system and I would like to share them with you.

One of the easiest ways is to sleep at least 7 - 9 hours a night. For me, this might mean going to bed a little early since I am not always in control of my wake up time. My 20 month old daughter IS my alarm clock.

Or course exericise is beneficial too - it is my answer for all the ills of the world. Working out helps to strengthen your immune system and increases the body’s natural virus-killing cells. This is why if you have a little cold it is good to do a light work out.

Eating nuts and sunflower seeds also gives your immune system a little boost since they are high in Vitamin E. Vitamin C might get all the press, but Vitamin E is the unsung hero of your immune system since it helps stimulate the production of natural killer cells that seek out and destroy germs. It helps you fight the good fight.

I'm going to chomp on some seeds right now.

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