Since the onset of COVID- 19 last December 2019, to date no cure or vaccine was discovered. Millions of lives was affected by this pandemic, therefore, it is of equal importance to take care of our health by boosting our immune system.
Experts listed a lot of ways and means of boosting our immune system. These includes taking a dose of Vitamins, taking exercises right at the comfort of our homes, and of course eating fresh and nutritious food. According to some studies, nutrients that relates to immunity includes Vitamins A, C, D, and E and the minerals Zinc, Selenium, and Magnesium. Nutritionist further said that there are no particular food or special diets that will directly boost our immune system.
Some studies says, without enough essential nutrients in our body our immune system suffers and we are likely to get sick or infected by virus around us. Dieticians further added that, although nutrient supplements is of a big help, we must rely on food for most of our nutrition.
The above Vitamins can be found in the following foods:
Vitamin A and Beta Carotenhe
carrots, sweet potatoes, green leafy vegetables, mangoes,sweet red pepper, romaine lettuce, watermelon, papaya
- Citrus fruits, cauliflower, brocolli, tomatoes
- Salmon, tuna, mushrooms, egg yolk, soy milk, cereals, oatmeal
- Shrimp, brocolli, avocados, almonds, whole grains
Experts also added that moderate exercises like jogging, jumping rope, and some variety of at home workouts can be of a huge help to increase our immunity. Many of us nowadays are into gardening which is also a great exercise. We also need to consider getting the right amount of sleep (usually ranges from 7 to 9 hours) which help us to keep our immune system healthy. On the other note, we need to avoid stress which makes us more susceptible to sickness and infections.
The worlds journey to recovery with COVID-19 pandemic is still vague unless cure or vaccine will be provided. But we need to keep moving forward and do our usual stuff with precautionary measures, keeping in minds the safety protocols (wearing mask, washing hands more often, maintaning physical distancing) advice by our health experts, coupled by taking good care of body by keeping it strong through eating healthy and nutritious food (which we can now have at the convinience of our home through online deliveries).