Scientists are still puzzling over the creation of a vaccine against coronavirus. And opinions on how a healthy person can avoid coronavirus infection also differ.
Nevertheless, doctors agree that the stability of the immune system plays a key role here. As well as in the process of recovery.
Foods that boost immunity
Regardless of whether you directly fear the coronavirus, or just think about proper nutrition, there are several products that you can not do without.
According to numerous studies, with daily use, they can make a huge contribution to strengthening immunity.
And most importantly – you can buy them in a regular store. Neither pharmacies nor, especially doctors, will be required for this.
To begin with, of course, it is worth recalling honey, which contains many vitamins – A, B, C, E, K, as well as folic acid. It also contains abundant flavonoids, which regulate the activity of enzymes in the body.
Of course, it is worth eating only natural honey. Artificial will bring you nothing but an excess of sugar.
Dairy products are also crucial for immunity. Do not abuse sweet yogurt or pure milk. To increase immunity, it is worth consuming kefir. They contain probiotics that normalize digestion and help to remove toxins from the body.
Nuts contain extremely useful omega-3 fatty acids and vegetable protein, which, unlike proteins in meat, does not lead to the formation of toxins in the body. Well, besides, nuts are rich in potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus, which greatly contribute to strengthening the immune system.
Citrus fruits are a source of vitamin C, which, although it is not really the “plaster for all sores” that was considered in the 20th century, is still extremely important for the immune system.
And finally, the berries. Blueberries, raspberries and other berries are rich in vitamins and antioxidants and are simply “turbo boosters” for immunity.
Activities that boost immunity
We should not forget that immunity depends not only on vitamins and minerals but also on several other factors.
For example, stress, especially chronic, leads to a decrease in immunity.
Even such a “trifle” as an air humidifier in an apartment can affect your immunity. As well as regular wet cleaning. Breathe in the fresh air, and the body will thank you for it.
Doctors also recommend that you adhere to the daily routine – to get up and go to bed at the same time.
Physical activity is essential for the normal functioning of the immune system, doctors say. It is not necessary to immediately begin to “stick” in the gym for long hours every day. Two 15–20 minute walks daily are enough.
Also, it does not hurt to get a habit of regularly taking a contrast shower.
You also need to remember to drink enough water every day. It can be from 1.5 to 3 liters of ordinary water per day, depending on your body weight.
And, of course, quit smoking if you have not already done so! This is not only a risk factor in terms of oncology and cardiovascular disease but also a huge stress factor, doctors say.
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