Taking precautions and measures to defeat this COVID-19 – virus epidemic by following the guidelines given such as washing, social distancing and foods to eat to boost one’s immune system. This virus has literally brought the world to its knees. Prevention is better than cure. One thing to add to your list during this quarantine period is eating healthy, especially foods and fruits to boost your immune system. Here are some of the foods known to boost one`s immune system;
- Foods with vitamin C
The immune system can be attacked by free radicals that are known to weaken the immune system. Vitamin c is an essential vitamin because it acts as an antioxidant and helps fight these radicals. Vitamin c is also known to be helpful when one has flue or cold.
Vitamin c is found in;
Oranges or just any citrus fruits
And in both red and green peppers.
- Foods with vitamin E
It`s among the antioxidants and it can greatly improve the immune system especially in older people. Get these foods to fill your vitamin E needs;
Wheat germ oil
- Foods with Carotenoids
Just like the above vitamins, carotenoids are a type of antioxidants. They are broken down into vitamin A. which plays a major role in regulating the immune system. Foods that have carotenoids include;
Kale / Sukuma wiki
- Foods with Zinc
Zinc plays an essential role in the production of some certain immune cells. Low levels of zinc in one`s body can be catastrophic to one`s immune system. Zinc can be found in;
- Foods with Omega -3 fatty acids
Just like the carotenoids, they play a part in keeping the immune system in check. They play a vital role in protecting your immune system against immune system disorders.
Omega -3 fatty acids are mainly found in;
Oily fish (tuna, salmon, ext.)
It`s not just eating healthy that keeps your immune system in check but also getting enough sleep, keeping the stress levels down and exercise. During this time, it`s almost close to impossible not to be paranoid and just stressed about the whole issue or just panicking. However, we all must try to not panic. The proof not panicking and getting stressed is that it plays a role in boosting our immune systems.