The coronavirus outbreak has led to a scenario of lockdown in many countries including India. In order to contain the virus, India has extended the lockdown till 3rd May. These hard times have proved that health should always be one’s priority. To cope with the inactive lifestyle of staying indoors is not easy. We all know that strong metabolism and immunity are a must in our battle against the deadly coronavirus attack.
Stronger the immune system, less prone you become at catching infections.
Here are a few ways to boost immunity in a natural way to ensure that your body becomes fit to combat the adverse situations.
1) Vitamin D is your savior
Vitamin D is considered to be proven as one of the most effective nutrient in combating with existing viruses in the environment. It not only fends off infections but also acts as a shield in the fight against pathogen attack. One of the best sources of Vitamin D is through sunlight. However, in this times of lockdown getting out in the sun can be troublesome. Salmon is a popular fish and also a great source of vitamin D. Other than that mushroom, cheddar and eggs help in boosting the metabolism as well as the immunity.
2) Say Yes to anti-inflammatory foods
Anti-inflammatory foods are key players in reinforcing resistance levels in the body. Food items like turmeric, tomatoes, olive oil, ginger, fish oil, walnuts, blueberries and food rich in Omega-3 not only improve immunity but also prevents from various illnesses.
3) Choose Fibre-rich foods
Fibrous foods provide the body the essential nutrients for boosting immunity. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals that replenish the body’s metabolism.
Dr. Rita Bakshi, Senior Gynaecologist and Founder, International Fertility Center says “Strengthening immunity is very essential and it is the need of the hour. With the emergence of newer viruses and flu’s in the environment, it is imperative that our bodies are actually resistant to them to be able to tackle their deadly effects. Serving and enriching your body foods may help keep your immune system strong and enhanced. Foods like yogurt, spinach, almonds, green tea, sunflower seeds and citrus foods are a must to include in the diet.”