Deaths due to Coronavirus are rising across the globe!. It’s natural to be concerned or even afraid about our health and safety during this pandemic as it goes hand in hand with a host of other epidemics like malaria, dengue fever and other foodborne diseases.
As you may be already aware, Coronavirus spreads through droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes and their droplets land in the mouth or noses of nearby people. People could also catch Coronavirus by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching their eyes, nose, mouth, other people or surfaces.
The symptoms of Coronavirus include cold, fever and difficulties in breathing.
Poor immunity makes us vulnerable to viral and bacterial infections including those of Coronavirus, common cold and cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, various upper respiratory tract and lower respiratory tract infections, diarrhoea or dysentery.
The weaker the immune system, the greater the severity of the disease.
Well, the good news is that the key to safeguarding our health this season is to strengthen our body’s ability to fight against infections naturally.
Since the majority of these disorders are caused by viruses, antibiotics are not advisable. They are not effective in viral disorders and their misuse leads to antibiotic resistance. The logical and scientific approach in such cases is to strengthen the immunity, so that the body fights off viral infections on its own.
TIPS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE
Eat healthily: feeding your body certain foods will help keep your immune system strong. Plan your meals to include immune-boosting food, fruits and vegetables such as citrus fruits, garlic, broccoli, and spinach. You can also supplement with key vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin D, and Zinc. Avoid street foods and cold refrigerated foods to prevent infection. Be cautious while eating uncooked foods and salads. Consume freshly made warm home-cooked food. Always cover your food and prevent it from getting exposed to flies etc. Wash fruits and vegetables properly before cooking.
Get enough sleep and reduce Stress: our body produces stress hormones which tax the immune system whenever we are stressed, stress ages the body. Therefore, one of the most important ways to boost immunity is to reduce stress.
To reduce stress, it is important that you ensure you have work-life balance, take breaks when you need them.
Lack of sleep can severely impact the immune system and overall health. It is important to get at least 7 hours of sleep daily for a healthy system.
Reduce Inflammation: Sugar, refined carbohydrates, processed meat, vegetable oils, excess alcohol and the habit of smoking are harmful to the body as they cause inflammation. They over-work the immune system, leaving other problems in the body unaddressed. This is why it is important to remove these inflammatory foods if we want a healthy immune system.
Exercise, but not too much: exercise can be one of the best things to do to boost immunity. But we must be careful because too much exercise is stressful on the body and can be tough on our immune system. Keep the other tips in mind; keep stress low and remember to exercise at home as it is not the best time to exercise outdoor with other people. Staying indoor is one of the measures against the spread of coronavirus.
Stay away from toxins: toxins can be devastating for the immune system. For example, mycotoxins from mould are notorious for compromising immunity. Many other toxins seem to have detrimental impact on immunity as well. Ensure you minimize exposure to generator fumes, chlorinated drinking water, pesticides, aromatic hydrocarbons heavy metals, air pollution, and food additives. Liver detoxification is essential to reduce toxins burden on our body.
Boost your immune naturally with Extrammune, is a herbal immunity booster that enhances the body’s defence system by supporting the formation of infection-fighting cells.
It reinforces resistance against infections especially in children. Extrammune enhances the generation of white blood cells thus strengthening the body’s defence and helpful in preventing recurrent episodes of infections.
It is beneficial in reducing the harmfulness of disease-causing bacteria. Extrammune also helps to potentiate the power of antibiotics making them more effective.
Extrammune is available in tablets for adults and syrup for both adults and children in pharmacies around you.