The five most important preventive measures with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are frequent hand washing, not touching your face, coughing into your elbow, social distancing, and staying home. Even though immunity-boosting foods do not cure the virus, they play a major role in keeping you healthier so you’re better equipped to fight it. Below are some readily available immunity boosters to incorporate in your diet. For the best results, these boosters could be taken in the form of hot teas, if possible, and should be paired with regular exercise, good sleep, and a nutrient-rich, balanced diet low in sugar and free of processed foods.
The Vitamin C in citrus is very well known for its immunity-boosting abilities.
Tomatoes and Red Peppers
Like citrus, tomatoes and red peppers are excellent sources of immunity-boosting vitamin C.
Honey is nature’s medicine; it provides overall protection for your body. Make sure you get your honey from a very trusted source because adulterated honey might actually leave you worse off due to the artificial sugar.
Garlic also seems to be an all-time favorite when it comes to fighting infections. Garlic’s immune-boosting properties appear to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin. Raw garlic has the ability to fight bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Ginger is very rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents which have potent anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.
This superfood is packed with vitamins and nutrients that are useful for all sorts of things. Folate, flavonoids, carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin E, fiber, magnesium, and iron in spinach boost the immune system and help with cell division and DNA repair.
Tea contains lots of the disease-fighting antioxidants polyphenols and flavonoids. These antioxidants seek out cell-damaging free radicals and destroy them.
Like spinach, broccoli is one of the richest vegetables when it comes to its nutritional value. It contains beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, and B6), vitamin A, vitamin C, and the antioxidant glutathione to boost your immunity and help fight infections.
Hot chicken soup has an anti-inflammatory effect that eases inflammation in the upper respiratory.
The curcumin in turmeric may have the ability to improve a person’s immune response.
Please stay home, practice all safety measures, and take all precautions to protect yourself and others. Stay safe