Boost Your Immunity to fight Covid-19

A healthy diet and a strong immunity system go hand in hand. Everyday preventive measures are hand washing, avoiding contact with sick, staying indoors & maintaining social distance. These can help go a long way in reducing your risk for the virus.

However, there is evidence that a nutritious diet can influence the immune system. It reduces the chance of infectious disease.

Few ways to improve immunity

  • Diet – Low fat plant-based green vegetables may help give the immune system a boost.
  • Vitamins, Minerals and antioxidants – Fruits and vegetables provide nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin c and fit E which are rich in antioxidants.
  • Keep stress under control – Long term stress leads to elevation of the steroid hormone cortisol.  The immune system gets blocked from doing its job when the cortisol level is constantly high. 
  • Get plenty of good sleep – Body heals and regenerates while you sleep and improves the immune response.
  • Exercise regularly – Developing the risk of chronic disease and infections can be lowered by regular exercise.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption. Drinking a high amount of alcohol is associated with a range of negative health effects. It also lowers the immune function.
  • Stop smoking – Anything that is toxin can compromise the immune system.
  • Keep symptoms of the chronic conditions under control.  Hypertension, diabetes, asthma, heart & kidney disease can affect the immune system. It also increases the risk of infection.

Following these advice can help in boosting the immune system and help keep a check on infections and disease. 

Stay Home, Stay Safe.

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