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FOODS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY TO FIGHT COVID-19 : 5 FOODS THAT MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR DIET

COVID -19 is an infectious disease caused by coronavirus. Most of the people are getting affected by this disease and is even growing at a faster rate. It has been declared a pandemic worldwide. While as of now there is no cure or vaccine developed, the only one thing can save you from this virus infection is STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM & GOOD HYGIENE.

Good hygiene tips include:

1. Washing hands with alcohol-based sanitizer.
2. Wearing face mask 
3. Stay hydrated 
4. Don’t skip exercise 
5. Sound sleep

For stronger immune system, one must include fresh fruits and whole food in reasonably good amount to have all kind of vitamins and minerals in your diet.  Doctors suggest these five foods that you should consume every day to fight this infection:

TURMERIC

This golden spice is famous for healing wounds and fighting infections. It contains antioxidants that make it best for use. It can be added to boiling milk and consumed every day to boost your immunity.

VITAMINS

Vitamin C & D are considered best to strengthen immunity. Doctors are recommending to have more and more of vitamin C in food, which is available in form of citrus fruits like oranges, lemon, amla, bell peppers, strawberries etc. Vitamin C tablets are also available. Vitamin D is present in mushrooms and egg yolks.

YOGURT

Yogurt is good probiotic and is source of good bacteria needed by our body to fight infection. It is a must have in your daily diet as it also contains zinc which helps in building immunity.

HERBS

Some common herbs that are good for body are ginger, basil leaves, black pepper and garlic. They act as anti-viral and help to flush out toxins from our body. They are used to fight all kinds of flu and infections in daily life.

FOOD ITEMS CONTAINING ZINC

Zinc in food is proven to shorten the life of virus or infections if taken in correct amount. Food containing zinc are Chicken, hemp seeds, cashews, yogurt, baked beans etc.