Immunity-Boosting Foods To Eat During The Pandemic: Eat Well Fight Coronavirus
The Coronavirus which mysteriously originated in Wuhan, China on the 31st of December 2019 the Chinese authorities formally notified The World Health Organization about the outbreak of a virus which was later discovered to be the novel coronavirus and as days passed this virus had spread itself through human contact all over the globe. Bringing the entire world on a halt this virus had shut down governments, Schools and Universities, Multinational Organizations and caused an increase in the level of unemployment.
People lost their lives fighting this virus and some lost their lives trying to cure this virus and the only ones who made it through this battle between life and death are the ones who had a tough immunity system to fight this virus. With economies collapsing and people losing their lives the only way to survive on earth is by having a healthy mind along with a healthy body and so here is a guide to a list of immune-boosting foods, you need to have for having a healthy body with a hale immune system to fight the coronavirus.
1. Zinc has been proved to be efficient against the common cold and to be useful as a topical treatment. It is said to be useful due to its unique quality of restricting the replication of the virus in the body. The immune system needs this to build up the white blood cell count, in turn, boosts our immune system.
Foods which contain a high quantity of Zinc in them are:
- Red meat and Poultry
- Seafood such as Crab, Lobster.
- Whole grains
- Breakfast cereals and Dairy Products.
2. Vitamins C and E contain antioxidants in them that help in destroying the free radicals and sustain the body's natural immune response at the same time. Vitamin C protects the body from stress-induced cellular damage and Vitamin E protects the proteins in your body by fighting radicals,
Here are the foods rich in;
- Green and red peppers.
- Spinach, cabbage, turnip greens, and other leafy greens.
Sweet and white potatoes.
- Tomatoes and tomato juice.
- Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower.
- Nuts such as almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts.
- Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli.
- Seeds such as sunflower seeds.
People with disorders, such as liver diseases, cystic fibrosis, and Crohn's disease may need more vitamin E.
Vitamin E supplements may be dangerous to some people who take blood thinners and other medicines. Make sure to check with your health care provider before taking the supplements.
3. Iron is a vital mineral that's needed in the human body for making hemoglobin. It plays an important role in sustaining the immune system. A consulted dietary advised ration for adult males and women over 50 is 8 milligrams per day. For women aged 19-50, the RDA is 18 milligrams per day it's essential to compensate for menstrual losses.
Foods high in Iron are:
- Baked potatoes.
- Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach.
- Whole-grain and enriched bread.
- Beans and lentils.