Coronavirus is now a pandemic as officially declared by the World Health Organization. Now, as we face a worldwide crisis, it is important more than ever before to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
While we may feel hopeless sometimes during this period or as if we have no control over what is going on the world right now. One thing we do have in abundant is control.
Instead of excessive worrying about what might be and doing our body and mind more harm, we can put this energy into the things we send through our mouths to our body. And plan our meals to include natural immune booster.
As our governments, health workers/organizations are working to check Covid-19, we can do more by following all their guidance to prevent it. And more importantly do all we can to stay healthy.
I know some would prefer taking supplements to strengthen their body against being infected with Coronavirus.
Supplements are great, but the best defence we can give our body right now is supplying it with foods that can boost our immune system and reduce inflammation.
How Do You Boost Your Immune System Against Coronavirus?
While there might be no exact food that can cure or absolutely protect you from Covid-19, there is no harm in making sure you are doing everything you can to prevent yourself from being infected.
One thing that is sure is there are definitely food that can boost your immune system to at least give your body a fighting chance against infections and Coronavirus is one.
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Citrus Fruits: This include Oranges, Limes, Tangerines, and Grapefruit. They are known to be rich in Vitamin C. And Vitamin C helps strengthen and boost immune system.
Our body doesn’t produce or store vitamin c, hence the need to constantly supply our body with it. Because a lack of it can make you susceptible to sickness.
Garlic: Garlic is an antimicrobial agent and natural immune booster. It can also prevent heart disease.
Ginger, Honey and Lemon: Honey is a natural immune booster. Lemon is very high in Vitamin C. (Now, more than ever is to be faithful with a drop of lemon in your glass of water every morning). Vitamin C is a good antioxidant.
Ginger is been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and to fight flu or common cold. It is loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Ginger contains gingerol, this can reduce inflammation and and pain in the body. And most importantly for the purpose of this post, it can help boost immunity.
Gingerol in ginger that fights inflammation also have antimicrobial and antifungal that fight off infections in the body and boost immunity.
Add lemon, ginger and honey to warm water. The combination is good for cold and give your immunity a boost. You can also to your favorite smoothies.
Yougurt: The probiotics found in Yougurt can work wonder for your immune system and helps to fight off infection. They are also good for reducing respiratory infections, especially in children.
Avoid smoking and drink less alcohol. Instead drink lots of water to increase your fluid intake. Get plenty of rest, adequate sun light and more exercise.
If you are young and healthy without and underlying health condition, following the recommended guidance to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, personal hygiene, and a healthy lifestyle should guarantee a Covid-9 free
The Elderly ones and those with medical conditions should consult their physicians before including any changes in their lifestyle or routine.
If you are in distress, sick, very high temperature or having trouble breathing, call the emergency lines.
Stay safe; stay healthy.