|There’s lots of talk these days about the importance of hand-washing but not enough pointers on how our diet can also help in the battle against infections.It’s really important that we try to keep our immune system in top shape these days. We should all be doing everything we can to protect ourselves and families from COVID-19. There’s no better way than to start by improving our diets and lifestyle habits.
HERE ARE A FEW TIPS To HELP:
1) Watch your sugar intake
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2) De-stress & sleep well
Avoiding stress is easier said than done especially these days, but try to engage in activities that work for you whether it is exercising from home, meditating, watching a movie, reading a book or spending time with your family. Try to disconnect from all the madness.
3) Check your vitamin D levels
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7) Load up on Antioxidants
Center your diet on a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and dark leafy greens. Studies have shown that supplementing with vitamin C & E helps to stimulate the immune function.
Grapefruit, oranges, bell peppers, strawberries, kiwi, broccoli are great natural sources of Vitamin C, while avocados, nuts and seeds are great sources of Vitamin E.
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8) Boost your Protein intake
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9) Beta Glucans
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10) Manuka Honey
Finally, including high quality supplements daily can help compensate for missing nutrients and low quality food that helps to optimize the immune system response. For example, including multi-vitamins, Omega 3 fish oils, vitamin D supplements, vitamin C with zinc, probiotics and elderberry can all help boost the immunity.
Stay Safe & Healthy!
Nadine El Alaily, MSc, mBANT, CertNLP