How to improve Immunity to prevent COVID-19
In this time of COVID pandemic everyone need to aware and improvement of their immune system.So immune system is a collection of biological processes that occur within an organism that first identify and then kill pathogens and tumor cells and protect the organism from diseases. It is able to identify a wide variety of agents ranging from viruses to parasitic worms, as well as distinguishing these agents from the healthy cells and tissues of the organism, so that it does not react against them and the entire system goes smoothly.
Immune system is also know as Defense System of body against bacteria,germs and infections.
Improve Your Diet
Diet Play the important role to improve health and immunity system of body so try to eat below meals/diet Eat low carb diet meal help control high blood sugar and pressure and will help slow down diabetes. Protein-rich diet to keep you in good shape. And regularly consume vegetables and fruits rich in Beta carotene, Ascorbic acid & other essential vitamins. Mushrooms, tomato, bell pepper and green vegetables like broccoli, spinach are also good options to build resilience in the body against infections.Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids for your daily dose.Some natural immunity supplements include ginger, gooseberries (amla) and turmeric. Some of these superfoods are common ingredients in Indian dishes and snacks. There are several herbs that help in boosting immunity like garlic, Basel leaves and Black cumin. Certain seeds and nuts like sunflower seeds, Flax seed, pumpkin seeds and melon seeds are excellent sources of protein and vitamin E.
Immunity boosting foods / Superfoods
Below are the few common supplements and superfoods that can help.
Vitamin C This particular vitamin is a crucial participant in the army of immunity. It helps prevent the common cold. It acts as a powerful antioxidant and protects against damage induced by oxidative stress. For severe infections, including sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), high dose intravenous vitamin C treatment has been shown to significantly improve symptoms in patients.
Vitamin D supplements have a mild protective effect against respiratory tract infections. Most people are deficient in Vitamin-D, so it’s best to consult with a doctor about taking a Vitamin D supplement to boost immune response.
Zinc is a vital component to WBC (white blood corpuscles) which fights infections. Zinc deficiency often makes one more susceptible to flu, cold and other viral infections. It is advisable to take a zinc supplement, especially for older people.
Turmeric and Garlic contains a compound called curcumin, which boosts the immune function. Garlic has powerful anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties which enhances body immunity.Apart from maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking supplements, the Indian health ministry is also suggesting few organic and natural ways to practise as preventive measures to fight COVID-19.
Sleeping A human body naturally repairs and recovers, during sleep, from all the wear and tear. Not sleeping enough not only leaves the body tired and lethargic but also reduces immunity to fight against viruses like COVID-19.
Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day
Keeping your body hydrated is the best way to increase immunity to fight Coronavirus because it flushes out all the toxins from your body. Fresh fruit juices and coconut water, along with consuming enough water throughout the day helps in keeping the body hydrated.
Meditation is a mindful exercise that relaxes the mind of all external chaos and distractions. A mere 10 minutes of meditation every day can make a big difference not only throughout the day but also in life as a whole. A calm mind helps in better focus, better decisions, and builds a sound body.
Smoking and Alcohol
Smoking and other bad habits abuse weakens the respiratory system, while alcohol reduces the immunity. This makes the body susceptible to catching the virus and being infected.