Nutrition plays a big role in boosting your immune system. What you eat ultimately defines how your body battles pathogens in the environment. In the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, more people are showing interest in preventive medicine to make sure they stay healthy. About 75% of your plate should be vegetables. The deeper the color, the better. The more variety, the healthier. So, eating a rainbow of colors every day is a surefire way to get an abundance of nutrients and beneficial phytochemicals through your diet. Stick with mostly nonstarchy veggies. These foods are high in fiber, too, so they’ll fill you up without filling you out. Sweet potatoes and winter squashes are fine in moderation (½ cup a day). Always choose real vegetables in their most whole and natural form. Always try to choose real and organic vegetables in their most whole and natural form.
Here’s a list of suggested foods and supplements to add to your daily diet to help prevent not only COVID-19 but also other diseases. These are doses of therapies that can be taken longer-term until the viral threat has been lessened:
Vitamin D or cholecalciferol is very important to help fight off infections. We can abundantly get it if we soak ourselves in the sun for 15 mins daily from 10:00 a.m in the morning to 1:00 p.m in the afternoon. Quite possibly, the “flu season” occurs in the winter because people do not spend as much time outdoors and sunlight exposure is less. In this case, you can supplement yourself with Vitamin D3.100 years ago when there was a flu outbreak, it was seen that patients who are treated outdoors are recovered earlier than indoors. Such is the magic of sunlight-natural disinfectant and sterilizer.
Adult Dose: 5000 IU If a person has a documented vitamin D deficiency, either revealed by testing or from lack of direct sun exposure (sunscreen blocks the formation of active vitamin D), one can consider taking 5 times the dose mentioned above for 1 week only to build up the body’s levels and then drop down to the maintenance dose.
This should preferably be taken as Ester C or Buffered C. Adults: 500 mg twice per day
Elderberries are known to improve immune functions. Though there is not enough evidence to support this.
Zinc abundant in seeds of pumpkin, sunflower alone can fight against many infections. But in case of coronavirus crisis, you can supplement yourself to boost up your immunity as it is important for many important functions of the body.
Adults: 10 mg per day
This should be taken in a micellized natural or palmitate form (not one that is mostly Beta Carotene).
1⁄2 teaspoon of powder or 2 capsules once per day.
Zinc alone can help keep inflammation at bay so that your immune response is better supported.
Astragalus, a traditional Chinese medical herb, regulates immune response and supports a healthy expression of proteins involved in immune function.
Supplement with 1 gram daily.
Ayurveda has a basket of solutions for increasing immunity. Ayurvedic Medicine containing turmeric, ginger, amla, long pepper, black pepper improves immunity.
Taking these supplements don’t forget to eat healthy food and to exercise.
The Bottom line
Any illness which is pandemic can be scary and disturbing. But the panic is a lack of information and understanding about the Coronavirus. The best possible thing we can do to help ourselves is to avoid spreading any germs and to make smart and evidence-based decisions to build a robust immune system.