In this article, you will find 8 ways to boost your immunity power against covid-19 or corona virus.
Increasing your immunity has become very important during this difficult time due to prevailing Covid-19.
Here you will learn about the 8 best recommendations that you can start to implement along with the basic principles of social distancing, wearing mask and maintaining good hygiene.
DISCLAIMER: This article is for information purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, including corona virus.
How Immunity Help Against Virus?
While these guidelines can’t stop you getting coronavirus. But in case you happen to get it, these tips will definitely help to:
(i) Reduce corona virus severity,
(ii) Fight off the infection and beat it faster.
8 Ways To Boost Your Immunity Against Infection
Immunity Booster Foods
Here are 4 tips about the foods that you need to eat to boost immunity and help you to improve the functioning of your immunity system.
Include a variety of fruits and vegetables of different colors in your every day diet. As they are really rich source of various vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and polyphenolic compound. All of these can really help you to increase your immunity against infection.
Eat enough foods that are high in fiber so that your body gets adequate amount of fiber. Because some of the fiber, which your body doesn’t digest, is actually used by the good bacteria that live in your intestine. So fiber helps promote the growth of good bacteria. And those bacteria will interact with your immunity system to make it function better.
Eat oily fish on 3 days a week. It has the very, very important nutrient known as omega-3 fatty acids, which help keep your immunity in good order and not go out of your hands.
Let’s first see what are probiotics and how they help increase your immune system. They are live good bacteria. So when you eat them, you are in fact planting the live good bacteria in your intestine. These good bacteria will help you fight off bad bacteria.
So, it makes sense to increase your intake of probiotic rich foods. For example a great option is good quality low-fat yogurt. If you are buying one then make sure you read the label to check that it does contain adequate amount of good bacteria.
Immunity Boosters Other Than Food
Always keep in mind that any form of stress affects your immunity system adversely, and eventually will weaken it.
This explains why things such as physical activities, meditation and yoga et-cetera are quite useful. There are enough studies to support that even simple things like for example music helps. This might sounds a little bit strange. But there is science behind it.
These stress busters will help release chemicals mainly from your brain, which help with having a peaceful sort of mind and possibly some of those chemicals produce positive impact on the immunity System.
Get Enough, Good Sleep. This is very important for your immunity system. Why so? Because while you sleep, what happens is that your immunity system really is sort of refreshing it self and new cells are created. So I think sleep is also very important in terms of helping your immunity system and remain in good shape.
Also this time is not to do any sort of dieting. The reason is that when your body is in a calorie deficit – meaning when you are eating fewer calories than your body is expending through daily activities or exercise – it will really be causing a lot of strain on your body in maintaining its immunity.
Actually, your body needs to allocate the nutrients and energy that it gets in. So if you are dieting it’s very much possible that there might not be enough nutrients and energy around to help produce the critically needed antibodies and enzymes, which really play an important role in fighting off infection.
So if you are worried about contracting the virus or you are otherwise in one of the categories that put you at higher risk of getting the severe side effects of the disease – you should definitely abandon the idea of dieting. So, you need to make sure that you are eating plenty of the whole foods. That will provide you with the adequate amount nutrition and energy to help you fight off infection.
Well there are few more things that you can do to maintain your immunity system in good order – such as not smoking, not consuming alcohol, not being in polluted environments etc. These will surely help your immunity system to function properly whenever it’s challenged with bacteria or infection
I hope you find this article useful. Please share your thoughts under the comments section below.
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About Author: Renu Bakshi, AKA Fitness Buffhq, is ISSA Certified Elite Trainer. He passed Personal Fitness Trainer Course, Nutrition Health Coach course & Specialist Exercise Therapy course from ISSA, USA obtaining + 97% marks. He shares his experience and knowledge about nutrition and effective workouts to get you in the best shape of your life, no matter how old you may be. The author says: “For me age is just a number!”