6 SIMPLE TIPS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM AT 50+

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Studies have shown that as we age our immune systems tend to weaken.

You can thank continued stress on your body, exposure to chemicals and radiation in the environment and the presence of age-related illnesses for your compromised immunity, but you don’t have to sit back and let all those germs and viruses attack you.

Here’s a list of some great ways to boost your immunity after 50.

1.- Choose the right foods

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Establishing and maintaining a well-balanced diet is key to your health. Food fuels all the systems in our bodies, so if you focus on giving your body the proper fuel it will be able to do its best work for you.

A variety of fruits and vegetables–particularly dark, leafy greens and anything in the red, yellow or orange family–are loaded with immune boosting vitamin C and antioxidants.

And lean proteins and whole grains will give your body the energy it needs to fight off illness.

Minimize processed foods, as they do little to nourish your body and can make you feel sluggish.

Our immune systems need some boosting after 50. Here are six easy ways you can increase your defenses in midlife and beyond.

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