Some Ways to Supercharge Your Immune Systems Against Viruses

As COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is becoming more and more worrisome. What are some ways for us to stay safe? First of all, we can eat more carefully. Some of the best foods can be garlic and ginger. Spices such as turmeric, because of its lipopolysaccharide, cinnamon, with its antioxidant like polyphenols, clove, famously used in Ayurvedic remedies for cough and cold, and black pepper, with its antimicrobial properties, can also assist our immune system. Likewise, we should also avoid certain foods, such as sugar, because it can weaken our immunity. Eating more fruits that contain vitamin C, such as oranges and grapefruits, will not hurt. On the other hand, eat, probiotics, and other immunity supplements can certainly help.

What about non-food techniques? We can rest and sleep plenty, drink a lot of water, and get sun to increase our vitamin D intake. Last but not least, exercise, even just twenty minutes daily, can stimulate our body to produce more white blood cells and make our body stronger. Emotion management is also a plus. Worrying and other negative emotions can weaken our immune system. Please stay safe and care for yourself.  



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