Despite storing on hand sanitizer and shooting dirty looks like someone who refuses to wash their hands vigorously, the coronavirus scare is likely to make you worry about the state of your immune system. While normally your ability to catch a cold wouldn’t be a big deal, it seems of paramount importance now to keep the body in tip-top disease-fighting shape. And while there’s no cure, fast remedy, or guaranteed way to keep you from having coronavirus, there are steps you can take to make sure your immune system is in a peak state.
(Source from : https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert )
- Eat organic, nutritious food from scratch that you prepared at home
While cooking, add plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than depending on frozen food, takeaways or ready-made meals.
- Make sure that you get high quality sleep
Sleeping is going to restore health and our immune system. Note that when we are sleeping the body restores itself, so we have to make sure that we get at least eight hours of sleep each night.
- Take Zinc
Taking zinc within 24 hours of common cold symptoms have been shown to reduce the duration of the symptoms.
- Take vitamin C or take it as a supplement make sure your diet is high in vitamin C.
Research has shown that animals capable of producing their own vitamin C are more immune to viral infections,” Viruses use an enzyme called neuramidase for cell attack. By reaction, the immune system releases a protein to combat the virus, called Interferon. Vitamin C can both inhibit neuramidase and increase the amount released by Interferon. Unfortunately our human bodies are unable to generate vitamin C naturally, so we have to make sure that we consume it from our diet or as supplements.
- Stop drinking and smoking
After a boozy weekend you know how you feel all tired and fragile? Alcohol and nicotine are not doing great things for the immune system, and while we are in a pandemic, you may want to stop them.
- Take care of your digestive health
Enzymes help improve chemical reactions and digestive enzymes help us digest food more efficiently while we are under viral attack,’
- Take care at the gym
Now is not the time for intense workouts–and not just because gym equipment is likely to be dirty. Nutritionist advises: ‘ Swap the gym for some Thai Chi, acupuncture or a long walk to prevent elevated levels of cortisol and inflammations that weaken the immune system’s defence.’
- Stress management
We know the Easier than it sounds, but stress hinders immune function. In the midst of corona virus panic, make sure you look after your mental health. Neither can we store this vitamin, so a 40 mg supplement taken in the morning will no longer be in our home time routine, so eating more fruit and vegetables and drinking freshly squeezed grapefruit or orange juice would need to substitute it.