5 Tips for Boosting the Immune System Naturally
Now more than ever, we want to keep our immune system in the best shape possible. Everyone knows it's exhausting and terrible to be sick. There are shelves of products with concoctions that claim to help prevent sickness but the best and most effective way to stay healthy is by boosting the immune system naturally! The Sunrise Shack wants to share health hacks you can start incorporating daily to keep you healthy so you’re ready for summer.
Drinking water is essential for overall health and there are many benefits of being well-hydrated. Consuming enough water every day allows cells to absorb nutrients better, keeps organs functioning properly, and prevents infections. Staying hydrated can also improve your quality of sleep, cognitive functioning, and mood. Feel free to drink more than the old rule of 8 glasses of water every day. New research actually recommends drinking between 11-15 cups of water every day.
Eat Nutrient-Dense Foods
It’s always a great idea to be eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and veggies are loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. Variety is key, so mix it up! Get out of your comfort zone and try a new smoothie bowl or go for a superfood add-on. At the Sunrise Shack Waikiki location, you can also enjoy a delicious and nutrient-rich salad, sandwich, or wrap. Check out the Sunrise Shack menu today! It’s also important to stay away from processed foods and foods that contain high amounts of added sugar, which can actually lead to serious health conditions and increase the risk of heart disease and weaken the immune system.
Get Enough Sleep
The body needs to rest and sleeping is a magical time when our bodies have that opportunity. When we sleep, the body repairs cells, replenishes energy, and releases important hormones and proteins. Additionally, while we sleep our brain processes new information and reorganizes cells to support cognitive function. Sleep is a huge contributor to a healthy immune system and mood.
Keep a Positive Attitude
Staying optimistic not only feels good but also has huge health benefits. Stress has an extremely harmful impact on the body. During stressful times, often the immune system is at its weakest. Having a positive mindset can help the body reduce this tension. Research is also finding links between a positive outlook with a longer life, lower levels of depression, and stronger resistance to the common cold. So when you wake up every morning, remind yourself: Today is going to be a good day! (maybe give a loved one a hug, you’ll feel better!)
Take Shack Shots!
Shack Shots are packed with our favorite ingredients that help boost the immune system and rely on nature. These are tried-and-tested remedies that are mom-approved and the Smith brothers have been drinking since childhood. The shots include superfoods such as turmeric, ginger, oregano oil, and more. Visit the Sunrise Shack to get an immunity boost at either of our locations at Sunset Beach or Waikiki Beach on Oahu!
The Immune-Boosting Ingredients in our Shack Shots
Turmeric - This great tasting spice is well-known for fighting inflammation. Turmeric also helps increase blood supply and has been used in traditional medicine to prevent many illnesses.
Ginger - This root has been incorporated in herbal remedies for centuries and is actually one of the most consumed dietary supplements — because it’s effective. The bioactive components are known to help ease stomach discomfort, nausea, indigestion, and reduce muscle pain.
Oregano Oil - This herbal supplement contains antiviral and antifungal properties, which help fight off the common cold and flu. Oregano oil is also used to treat chest congestion and similar respiratory conditions as well as fungal or bacterial infections.
Noni - Found in Hawaii, the fruit of the noni tree has been used as a natural remedy for centuries. The noni fruit is commonly used to boost the immune system but it’s also high in vitamins and antioxidants, which makes it great for your skin. Noni juice is commonly used for its anti-aging properties.
Blue Majik - Extracted from spirulina, Blue Majik is truly magical and contains antioxidants that help boost the immune system, increase energy, and support healthy joints.
Chlorophyll - If you’re in need of a good detox, chlorophyll is your best friend. Chlorophyll helps to cleanse the body’s blood and assist the liver in detoxing. It does so by helping remove harmful toxins from the body.
Written By Grace Maeda