Boost Your Immune System Against COVID-19

Covid – 19 or Coronavirus is declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. We don’t know how to manage the damage caused by COVID-19. This virus is dangerous to humanity. Because of the rising cases, all the countries are facing so many issues. However, you may be infected with the coronavirus without showing any signs and symptoms. So maintaining excellent hygiene and taking precautions to avoid spreading of coronavirus.

There are few key precautions that individuals can take to fight this coronavirus. It is important to maintain hygiene. To disinfect your hands, frequently wash your hands and use sanitizer. Especially when you are traveling by public transport, cover your nose and mouth by wearing a mask. Avoid touching your hand to objects and your mouth or face. Practicing social distancing to avoid a high risk of individuals.

Having a strong immune system is key to preventing COVID-19 infection and disease. That's why it is important to maintain a healthy immune system and healthy lifestyle. The immune system is the only thing that is in our control. We can eat nutritional foods to strengthen our immune system to fight coronavirus.

Here are the top tips to boost your immune system which help your body fight against Coronavirus infection.

  • The Basics

    • “Sleep Well, Stay Healthy”

      Having a good night’s sleep for 7-8 hours is the best way to build body immunity. We heal when we get proper sleep. The lack of sleep will leave you tired and impair your brain activity, which will have a direct impact on your immunity. Keep a regular bedtime and wake-up time.

    • De-stress Yourself

      The growing anxiety because of the pandemic is another concern that is affecting millions across the globe. You should lower your stress levels. As stress has a direct effect on the immunity system. Few things can help relieve your stress. To lower stress levels practice meditation, avoid smoking, stop drinking alcohol, mindfulness exercises and use controlled breathing techniques.

    • Stay Hydrated

      To stay hydrated, drink up to 8-10 glasses of water every day. Hydration will help flush out the toxins from the body. Also, it lowers the risk of flu. You can drink juices of citrus fruits and coconut water, to boost energy.

  • Perfect Diet

    • “Healthy Eating Keeps The Heart Beating!”

      Nutritional deficiencies take us closer to viruses and bacteria, so it is important to eat nutritional foods. Nutritional food maintains a healthy immune system.

      Enjoy a balanced diet that includes grains, beans, nuts, and seeds that provide daily nutritional value along with tasty vegetables and leafy greens.

    • Eat low-carb diets

      There are many health benefits of eating low-carb diets. A low-carb diet will help control high blood pressure, slow down diabetes, and it focuses on a protein-rich diet to keep you in good shape.

      Every individual with diabetes are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. Low-carb and ketogenic diets can be effective tools for treating diabetes in such conditions.

      • Daily consume vegetables and fruits rich in Beta carotene, Ascorbic acid & other essential vitamins.
      • To build resilience in the body against infections, eat foods like mushrooms, tomato, bell pepper, and green vegetables like broccoli, and spinach.

  • Supplements

    Taking vitamins, minerals, and other supplements help protect you from COVID-19. Some supplements may help keep you healthy and boost your immune system to combat coronavirus. Here are a few common supplements that can help.

    • Vitamin C

      Vitamin C helps prevent the common cold and ease the cold symptoms. It helps to maintain healthy skin that provides a barrier to germs and other harmful invaders. Among other functions, this vitamin acts as a powerful antioxidant and protects against damage induced by oxidative stress. Vitamin C can help reduce inflammation, and lung inflammation is a serious symptom of COVID-19, which can lead to respiratory distress or even death. Vitamin C is worth considering for smokers and high-risk individuals. This vitamin excretes whatever you don’t need into your body through urine. Start taking vitamin C but don’t exceed 2,000 mg daily.

    • Vitamin D

      Vitamin D plays a crucial role in your health. The primary function of vitamin D is to help your body maintain optimal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus, which you get from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Vitamin D can protect you from respiratory infections. It has a mild protective effect against respiratory tract infections. During the COVID pandemic, people with Vitamin-D deficiency have a higher risk of complications and death from the infection. However, vitamin D is safe and helps protect individuals from the virus.

    • Zinc

      Zinc is a mineral involved in the white blood cell that helps produce and activate T-cells that respond to infection. Also, zinc helps fast recovery of symptoms such as nasal congestion, nasal drainage, sore throat, and cough. If you find any symptoms of the COVID virus, start taking zinc within the first 24 hours of symptoms. More zinc consumption may harm your immune system. People who are deficient in zinc are at more risk of cold, flu, and other viruses, so taking supplementary zinc may be a good idea. But make sure you will use a limit of 40 mg per day to avoid the risk of other complications.

    • B Complex vitamins

      Vitamin B6 is essential for your strong immune system. Get enough vitamin B as part of your daily diet to keep your immune system in top condition.

    • Immunity-Boosting Foods

      We have some natural immunity-boosting foods such as ginger, Amla, and turmeric. These ingredients are common in our snacks and dishes. There are a variety of herbs that help in boosting immunity like garlic, Basil leaves, and black cumin. Sunflower seeds, Flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, and melon seeds are great sources of protein and vitamin E. To rejuvenate the composition of gut bacteria, food like Yogurt, Yakult and fermented food are excellent sources.

      • Elderberry

        Elderberries are full of nutrients which include minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, iron, copper, and vitamins A, B, and C, proteins, and dietary fiber. Elderberries have full antiviral qualities and anti-inflammatory properties which help fight cold and influenza. Elderberry syrup is used for colds, flu, and bacterial sinus infections as a remedy. It can help fight your immune System against coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

      • Garlic

        Garlic is the most popular and pungent herb. It has a characteristic aroma. Garlic has antibacterial and antiviral properties which help to fight the symptoms of colds, flu, or COVID-19 infections. Garlic helps in quick recovery.

      • Turmeric

        Turmeric is a bright yellow spice, which contains a compound called curcumin. It can help fight inflammation and viral infections. Turmeric enhances immune function.

      • Mushrooms

        The mushrooms have been used to prevent and treat infection and disease. Mushrooms are high in selenium and vitamin B such as riboflavin and niacin. Mushroom keeps your immune system running optimally.

      • Echinacea

        Echinacea is a herb that helps prevent the common cold. It might offer protection against COVID-19. Echinacea improves your immune health and may have antiviral effects against various respiratory viruses.

      • Citrus fruits

        All citrus fruits are high in vitamin C. Your body needs daily vitamin C to build up your immune system. Also, it is effective against the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

        Popular citrus fruits include:

        • Grapefruit

        • Oranges

        • Clementines

        • Tangerines

        • Lemons

        • Limes

      • Daily Exercise

        A good diet should be followed by daily exercise. Regular exercise helps release the toxins from your body and improves metabolism. Daily 30 to 45 minutes of exercise boost your stamina and build your body immunity. Keep in mind an excessive exercise can backfire on your immune system.

        • Weightlifting and strength training increases blood flow throughout your body and relieves stress. Strength training has a significant effect on the immune system.

        • High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) pumps your heart. It acts like a steroid for your body.

        • There are many health benefits of walking. You should walk at least five times a week for at least 30 minutes.

        • Rebounding is a type of exercise that helps in detoxing your body.

        Before taking supplements or immunity booster foods, check with your doctor. To know more about the immunity system and benefits against COVID-19 you can contact us.

        Call us at +1 (469) 545-9983 your appointments will be coordinated by our scheduling team. We offer both telehealth and in-person appointments.

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