What are the signs of a strong immune system?

Kind of a funny question to ask, isn’t it?

Most of us are pretty clear on what a suppressed or compromised immune system looks like: getting sick all the time.

But when it comes down to it, how can you know if your immune system is strong or if you’re just not being exposed to disease?

Below, we take a closer look at the signs of a strong immune system, and give you insight into how you can tell your immune system is fully active and keeping you healthy!

4 Signs of a Strong Immune System

Let’s take a look at the most common signs that your immune system is strong and capable enough to protect you from disease:

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No Sickness – This is obviously the sign we all want to see! In a perfect world, our immune systems would operate at full strength and protect us from all sicknesses. People who say “Oh, I never get sick” like to think it’s because their immune systems are very strong—and, often, they are. A highly active immune system is able to keep you from getting sick, provided you rest well, exercise, follow a healthy diet (see below), and avoid exposure to the germs and pathogens that could overwhelm your current immunity.

Let’s be clear: there are people who just don’t get sick. Maybe their immune system is very strong, and thus highly effective at eliminating pathogens before they can cause “sickness symptoms” in their bodies. More likely, however, they simply aren’t exposed to illnesses potent enough to overwhelm their immune systems. Maybe they live in a city with minimal flu exposure, or they have a naturally high immunity to the common cold. Whatever the case, their immune systems are strong enough to keep them healthy.

For the average person, however, it’s unlikely that you will “never get sick”. It’s just not realistic because of the high number of pathogens—viruses, bacteria, and fungi—floating around our cities, which we’re exposed to on a regular basis. Getting occasionally sick doesn’t mean your immune system isn’t strong. Often, it can just mean you’re exposed to pathogens that are too potent to be immediately neutralized. 

Quick Recovery Time – This is one of the most REALISTIC and accurate measures of your immune system. Often, you’ll be exposed to new pathogens that your body has never encountered before, so you have no antibodies created to eradicate the germ, virus, or bacteria. You will develop some sort of sickness—be it cough, cold, infection, or respiratory symptom—as your body attempts to fight off the invader and create proper antibodies.

The best sign of a strong immune system in this case, then, is how quickly you recover from the disease. That’s because a faster recovery time typically indicates a) your immune cells have overwhelmed and eradicated the pathogen and b) your body has created antibodies that will counter that pathogen in the future.

Most of us will get sick when we encounter some virus or bacteria, but if you recover quickly, it means your immune system is strong and able to protect you!

Minimal Symptoms – This is another realistic metric to help you gauge the strength of your immune system. When people with low immunity get sick, they can often get REALLY sick. Coughing, sneezing, fever, runny nose, the works! They develop all the symptoms because their body is totally overwhelmed and struggling to fight off the problem.

People with a strong immune system, however, will often only experience minimal symptoms. Maybe you’ll get a bit of a runny nose while people around you are sick in bed or snotting up a box of tissues a day. You might experience a mild cough while your family members are hacking or coughing up phlegm.

The symptoms will vary from disease to disease, but what you need to watch out for is how severe they are. Mild symptoms could be a sign that your immune system is strong and able to protect you from the worst of the disease. Paired with quick recovery time, it’s a pretty good indication that you’ve got a solid immunity.

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A Healthy Diet – This is something that you have control over, and one of the most important aspects of healthy living. If you eat a healthy diet, your body will have the nutrients required for a rapid immune response, and the ability to eliminate and counteract disease effectively.

What does a healthy diet mean? In this case, we’re talking a high intake of all the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) that are needed for a healthy immune system. That typically is only possible if you follow a diet that is high in plant-based foods, like fruits, veggies, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. These plant-based foods tend to have the highest micronutrient content, which means they’re most effective for boosting your immune system and protecting you from disease. If you know for a fact that you’re eating the right foods, you can rest assured that your immune system is strong even if you occasionally get sick.

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