To safeguard your body from any disease including the novel Coronavirus (aka COVID-19), you need to have a healthy immune system. Scientists are working hard to find any vaccine or medicine to cure this disease. If reports are to be believed, the vaccine for the COVID-19 will not come before mid-2021. There are some vitamins and foods which can improve your immune system to fight the infectious disease.
Yogurt is a super protein diet, which is a natural probiotic and forms good bacteria in body. However, you need to intake the freshly made Yogurt. It also offers a bit of vitamin A and Zinc. To make things better, you can add nuts, berries and a little honey to sweeten.
It is the most common ingredient we Indians used in making food. Turmeric is known for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains Curcumin, which aids in healing of wounds and infections. Boil haldi/turmeric in the milk and have the popular turmeric milk. One can also consume haldi with coconut oil and black pepper.
Tulsi Leaves, Ginger, Garlic
Tulsi leaves, garlic and ginger are few natural anti-virus food items, which improves immunity to fight seasonal flu and other virus infections. Consuming a Tulsi drink – boiling three to four leaves in water – will boost immunity. You can also opt for ginger and amla juice to boost immunity. Mash a garlic clove and expose it to air for 5 minutes to activate allicin and have it to flush out toxins and improve immunity.
Foods With Vitamin C, D
Doctors are giving Vitamin C to COVID-19 patients through IV (Intravenous Therapy). The Vitamins play an important role in boosting immunity, and citrus fruits and vegetables like Amla, Lemon, orange and others have high quantity of Vitamins. For Vitamin D, one can consume egg yolks and mushrooms.
This improves immune system as well as metabolism system. Cashews, pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, walnuts etc contains Zinc nutrient.