Warts are caused by a virus called the human papillomavirus or HPV. This virus is contagious and you can get it from other individuals or contaminated places. Children are more prone to get it. Most probably this occurs because they have a less strong immune system then older individuals do.
The immune system defends our bodies from such intruders as viruses and harmful bacteria. It is therefore very advantageous to learn how to strengthen your immune system and so be more able to fight the human papillomavirus. This will reduce the chances of getting warts.
You can improve your immune system by:
• Eating the right foods – Eat a lot of green vegetables such as broccoli. Eat plenty of food that contains proteins. Refrain from eating junk foods such as hamburgers and hot dogs. Try to minimize your intake of chocolate and coffee or any other beverage or food that contains caffeine. Eliminate refined sugars from your diet. Do not replace sugar by refined sweeteners since the latter may be in reality even more harmful.
• Drink a lot of water – Water is a purifying agent. It is amazing how many people are not getting enough water nowadays. Some headaches may be only a sign that you are not drinking enough water.
• Sleep adequately – The normal adult needs approximately 8 hours of sleep each night. The amount of hours needed depends on age; they usually decrease as one advance in age.
• Eliminate smoking or alcohol from your life – Both smoking and alcohol deplete your immune system. If you are not a heavy smoker or a heavy drinker you can greatly improve your immune system making you more capable to fight the human papillomavirus and so less prone to develop warts.
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