Boost you immune system and fight those viruses
Tuesday, 3 March 2020 | Editor
Help boost your immune system and fight those viruses
This article is not an attempt to advise you of safeguards against Coronovirus.
Nevertheless, what we do already know is that for the vast majority of people that are already healthy, this is likely to be a mild illness and more of an inconvenience than something that can be life threatening. Many of those affected by coronavirus develop only a mild illness, while some develop no illness at all. That may be an indication of what happens when the virus meets a well-functioning immune system.
Seasonal influenza regularly affects more people than Coronavirus and every year there are far more deaths from the seasonable variety. Nonetheless, those who are already relatively unhealthy, the elderly and very young are more at risk from both. Remember too that there is currently no vaccine against Coronovirus.
And this is where you can help yourself; not to avoid the viruses but to help fight against them. When it comes to keeping our immune systems healthy, a lot of it comes down to healthy habits. So no, you are not doomed if infected by the coronavirus; Most are sailing through the epidemic just fine.
You will have heard all this many times over the last few weeks, but it is worth saying again: If you want to meet the Coronavirus or any infectious agent fully armed eat well, sleep well and de-stress and bolster your immune system.
Healthy habits can keep the immune system in fighting form, like staying well-hydrated and eating a balanced diet. After all, if you were an athlete, you wouldn't go into competition without first training your body to be ready to compete. Similarly, when you catch a virus, you won't do so well if your haven't maximised the health of your immune system
Foods that can help booster your immune system
- Vitamin C from grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, lemons, lines and clementines, red bell peppers.
- Vitamins A,C and E from Broccoli
- Garlic (Don't like garlic. Try some garlic supplements)
Consider Supplements to boost your immune system
The trouble is that many people do not have a healthy immune system, are unable or unwilling to eat the correct diet for a number of reasons including a stress, fast moving daily life or simply a dislike for these foods.
In these cases, consider supplementing your diet with supplements designed to booster the immune system
Here's a few of our immune system boosting supplements you might want have a look at: