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How to Boost Your Immune System During the Coronavirus Outbreak

posted Mar 24, 2020, 5:46 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

The best way to protect yourself is simple:

  1. Eat a balanced diet rich with a variety of fruits, veggies and lean sources of protein and cut back on sugar.
  2. Here are some foods that help boost our immune systems:
    1. Foods rich in Vitamin C
    2. Vitamin E
    3. Mushrooms
    4. Avocados
    5. Ginger
    6. Food high in fiber
    7. Pumpkin Seeds
    8. Sage Extract
  3. Get enough Vitamin D since research has shown that the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off viruses.
  4. Sleeping is crucial for your body’s ability to recover and defend itself. That means 7-9 hours each night.
 
  1. Exercise can boost your mood as well as keep you healthy since research shows that it reduces inflammation and supports infection-fighting cells.
  2. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation, excessive alcohol use can also impair the immune system and the body’s ability to heal itself, according to research.
  3. Please wash your hands. Experts consistently agree that the best way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is to wash your hands with soap and warm water, consistently and thoroughly.
  4. Trying to manage stress by taking breaks from social media, taking a walk outside, curling up with a favorite book, or taking time to meditate or practice yoga.
  5. Get a humidifier. Dr. Oz advises getting a humidifier can protect your immunity because viruses dislike humid air.
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