COVID-19 is a very upsetting and alarming situation for the people around the globe. Along with the precautionary measures, people are also looking out for other ways to keep themselves safe. This includes building body immunity too.
The relationship between nutrition and the immune system has been a topic of interest since the COVID-19 pandemic has started. We’ve come across many articles, interviews and social media posts explaining various foods, supplements and diets to help prevent getting this virus. But the questions is, does anything actually help?
Yes, it does help and it is an important thing to pay attention to. We can find many connections between nutrition and immunity. People with weak immunity and less resistance can be more vulnerable to the virus.
However, most healthy people can stay nourished and focus on building body immunity to avoid getting the virus.
Here Are A Few Ways Through Which You Can Build Your Immunity
1. Vitamin C
Try adding things to your diet that includes Vitamin C. Vitamins C helps our body to stimulate the formation of antibodies which can fight the viruses for us.
The foods containing Vitamin C are:
- Citrus fruits
- Red bell pepper
2. Vitamin E
Having Vitamin E means providing antioxidants to your immune system and building better body immunity to combat the virus we’re likely to come across with.
Food that have Vitamin E in it Are:
- Seeds (i.e sunflower seeds)
- Any vegetable oil
There are many enzymes in our body that are linked to Zinc. If we don’t consume enough zinc, there’s are possibilities of deficiency and also immune dysfunction.
Zinc-rich foods include:
Protein in our bodies is essential to keep out T-cells functioning. These are the cells that are responsible for protecting our body against pathogens.
These foods contain a lot of protein:
5. Vitamin A
The health and state of our body immunity, intestines and respiratory system depends a lot on Vitamin A. To keep them all going we need to consume foods that’ll provide our body with Vitamin A
Vitamin A can be found in the following foods:
- Sweet Potato
- Red Bell Peppers
A word From Marham
While our healthcare workers are fighting the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, we can do our bit by limiting exposure to the virus by staying indoors, social distancing, eating healthy, hydrating and following basic hygiene protocol. If you are suffering from any health condition or you need to contact your doctor for your check-ups, you can contact them through online consultation. Marham is offering you a service through which you can contact any doctor all over the country through a video call.
Call us at 03111222398 so we can connect you to the doctor through online consultation without you leaving your houses!
Stay Home Stay Safe Stay Healthy!
Javeria Adil Chughtai
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