How do you develop immune system in modern world?

The ideal foods can keep you from getting sick and allow you to recover faster if you do fall sick.

You got sneezed on in the subway. Coughed on in the coffee store. Your coworkers keep coming to work when they need to be phoning in sick. And your kids are bringing home illnesses you never even heard of. How the heck are you supposed to stay healthier?

It might look like seasonal illness is out of your hands. And, yeah, sometimes, sick occurs. But you have more power than you might imagine.

Here’s how the immune system functions: Our body’s struggle for immunity starts in the moutharea. Bet you did not know that your saliva comprises strong antimicrobials such as lysozyme, alpha-amylase and lactoferrin.

Any germs which creep beyond those will face our stomach’s hydrochloric acid.

Then, should they survive, they will go up against the proteins and chemical compounds in our digestive tract which break down bad bacteria.

Finally, our own private good bacterial population goes to do the job. They prevent bad germs from entering our bloodstream or taking root in our small intestine and colon. Think of them as an army against illness.

The GI tract contains over 70 percent of their immune system. That is home to our great gut bacteria, that fight off a great deal of yucky stuff.

If you want those germs to function for you, you’ve got to feed ’em. They love to chow down on nutrient-dense, fiber-rich complete foods. But processed foods, sugars and fats? Not too much. That’s why a balanced whole-foods diet is your very best insurance against all kinds of viruses and viruses.

You can even take a probiotic supplement to provide your healthy gut bacteria an additional helping hand — only check with your physician first. Eating lots of prebiotics and probiotics will help you fight off viruses and bacterial diseases. But even the healthiest diet can’t protect you from every invader. Sometimes we just get sick.