As coronavirus (covid-19) appeared in Wuhan, China and is spreading everywhere lately, it is understandable to take precautionary measures. The WHO has released precautionary guidelines for the general public to follow. The social media is fueling the fire with plenty of misconceptions much faster than 2019-nCoV.
So what sources to rely on?
It is advisable to boost your immune system to help protect from any infections. Your first line of defense is to consume a nutritionally balanced diet and give your immune system the best chance to do its job against respiratory illness. Scientists have long recognized that people who are malnourished are more vulnerable to infectious diseases.
There is some evidence that various micro nutrient deficiencies — for example, deficiencies of zinc, selenium, iron, copper, folic acid, and vitamins A, B6, C, and E — alter immune responses.
Manage stress and stay calm is the second-best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy.
If you are sick (from any infection like the common cold) or have gone abroad recently, it is advised to stay at home in isolation for at least 14 days.
Your immune system functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies such as these:
Maintain Hygiene- Since coronavirus (covid-19) is mostly spread by droplets transmission (according to recent studies), so the biggest concern is hygiene. The best precautions are still washing your hands, sneeze, and cough into a tissue or flexed elbow and keeping surfaces germ-free.
Clean hands with soap & water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Wash hands before preparing and handling food, cook meat & eggs thoroughly and avoid cross-contamination.
Avoid close contact, handshaking and maintain social distancing by avoiding visiting crowded places like malls, cinema, etc.
Drink enough water – Water is the best way to cleanse our body of all the toxins and to ensure that our system stays healthy and hydrated as well as help strengthen your immune system!
Get adequate sleep-Stick to a regular bedtime and wake-up schedule. Avoid screens, night-eating right before bedtime.
Add herbs and spices to your food – Herbs and spices have been known to have antibacterial and antiviral healing properties such as ginger, garlic, turmeric & black pepper; plus, they make any dish taste great! Just a dash of this and a sprinkle of that and you’ve got yourself an immunity meal!
Enjoy some sunshine- Sunshine is good for immunity & bad for viruses.
Eat conscious highly recommends relying on truthful of information related to 2019-nCoV from WHO/ CDC. We also advise consuming nutritionally balanced meals to boost your immunity to prevent and fight from any kind of infection. When it comes to maintaining good health, the immune system is our most precious asset – A silent wonder!
We wish you all the best and safety for all your clients, friends and family around the globe.