Covid 19 has been ringing throughout the world for the last few months and it seems that as time progresses it’s frequency is intensifying. Finding a solution or a vaccine might be a topic that is frequently discussed in recent times. While there isn’t any known cure or vaccine for Covid 19 presently we can practice including healthy immune boosting foods into our diet which can help strengthen our immune system and thus help prepare our body’s to fight off the virus or expedite the recovery process.
Here are some foods which is believed to assist in strengthening your body’s natural defenses and therefore provides you with a greater chance at recovering from or preventing yourself from getting the virus at all. Importantly, this will work best by also incorporating good hygiene practices such as washing your hands regularly with soap and water, using alcohol based hand sanitizers, or a spray bottle with 70% or more rubbing alcohol. Moreover, it is important to note that hand sanitizer is not a replacement for hand washing with soap and water, it is just an alternative method to apply when soap and water are not available. In a situation where hand sanitizers are out of stock using a bottle filled with rubbing alcohol of 70% or more can be substituted in the meantime.
In addition, while water may not necessarily be recognized as a food, it is also one of the most beneficial things we can consume in order to assist the other immune boosting foods to function as they should in our body as well as helping us experience overall good health and well being.
Below is a list of 8 immune boosting foods which can be eaten to strengthen the immune system:
Garlic boost your immune system and also acts as an anti-inflammatory. A reduction in inflammation in the body can decrease your chances of being plagued by illness and disease.
Ginger tea, Ginger shots, Ginger-ale
Ginger is high in antioxidant and a strong anti-inflammatory, thus helping to boost your body’s immune health. Constant inflammation in your body can harm your body and cause you to be more susceptible to illness and disease. Ginger also contains antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Tumeric is said to have cleansing properties and is believed have the ability to specifically cleanse the respiratory tract. Tumeric boost the immune system by helping it fight infection and because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties tumeric helps relieve colds and flu fast.
Spinach which is rich in Vitamin C is another great food to add to your diet which will help boost your immune system. In addition to it’s rich Vitamin C content spinach also has strong antioxidant and beta-carotene content which causes your body to have an increased ability to fight off infections quickly.
Sweet Potatoes which are rich in Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A are great to help boost your immune system. It is also said to benefit your heart, teeth, and vision. In addition they are a great source of fibre.
Star anise contains a property called shikimic acid which is said to help fight the influenza. Shikimic acid in combination with a plant antioxidant called quercetin assist in improving the function of your immune system thus helping the body protect itself against illness and disease.
Citrus fruits are rich in antioxidants and rich in vitamin C. You can have these delicious fruits for breakfast, snack on them or have them as a refreshing drink or as citrus water. People rave about lemon water first thing in the morning or after a workout.
One cup of Broccoli contains as much vitamin C as an orange. Broccoli is also known to be full of other good stuff such as Vitamin K, Folic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Fibre, Potassium and Folate.
In closing, it is extremely important that we
all adhere to the requirements and guidelines outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the safety measures implemented by your government and health authorities. Let us all work together to fight and beat this dreadful virus. Keep strong, stay vigilant and stay safe.
Love and Light!