Understanding the Immune system.
The human immune system is the body’s resistance against invasion of foreign bodies. The biological structures of this complex mechanism help defend the body against diseases and illnesses.
What is a virus?
Viruses on the other hand, are minute parasites which can only survive inside living cells of an organism. When they infect a target host cell, the host is forced to produce thousands of look-alike copies of its genetic material.
What the immune does.
One of the vital role or functions of the immune system is to identify these infected host cells and through its mechanism, responds to the viruses by limiting the continuous multiplication of the virus, eliminating the virus and consequently establishing a specific resistance for a possible reinfection.
However, a poor or weakened immune systems can regularly expose your body to vulnerable attacks by a virus and this can affect life in many ways ranging from hay fever to serious health risks. Although, some children are born with a weakened immune system, it also can be acquired during a life time. The following are some part of your body immune system can be impaired;
- The Skin
- Bone marrow
- White blood cells
- Lymphatic system
How you can improve your immune
To maintain a healthy lifestyle, a good practice of healthy diet which includes fruit and vegetables can provide the nutrients required to improve your immune system. These nutrients include, antioxidants like vitamins C and E. Some of the fruits that contains high antioxidants are;
- Red grapes
- Tomatoes etc
One of the amazing facts is that these fruits and vegetables are readily available in and around us. They are also affordable. Please note that eating more than the recommended quantity does not necessarily boost your immune, neither will eating the recommended quantity guarantee that you will no longer cough nor sneeze during winter, but it will provide your body’s soldiers adequate nutrition they need to carry out their function of preventing you from getting sick.
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