How to boost your immune system against COVID-19 infection

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Medical experts have posited the need to boost your immune system has never been more imperative than now in view of the novel Coronavirus disease currently distressing several economies across the world.

Of recent, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, submitted that “the major cure of the virus is your immune system.”

According to Prof. Abayomi, scores of scientists have correctly called that boosting our immune system is the number one defensive mechanism against deadly COVID-19.

It is also stated that malnourishment is an expressway to hurting one’s immune system.

As countries around the globe intensity efforts at discovering solutions and producing vaccines to cure the disease, experts recommend that you at least can protect yourself against infections through the following:

Sleep as a human being. Research shows that staying up all night can wreak havoc on your immune system, making you more likely to catch a virus and making it even harder to fight it off.

Soak up some Sun. Vitamin D is an immune system supercharger and soaking up a few rays is the most natural and efficient way to stock up on it. Just make sure not to overdo it.

Take tea regularly. Sipping tea in the morning or right before bed is so relaxing.

A 2003 study revealed that naturally occurring chemicals in tea called alkylamines strengthen the immune system to help it fight off infections.

Drink lemon, honey, ginger, turmeric with warm water. A 2012 review published in the journal “Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine” found that honey, an antioxidant, acts as a natural immunity booster.

Ginger, another powerful antioxidant with antiviral properties, can be used to treat digestive woes like nausea and motion sickness.

Lemon juice is high in vitamin C, which according to Mayo Clinic, can be used for its antioxidant properties and to prevent the common cold.

Studies as well have shown that curcumin, a component in the spice called turmeric, can regulate the immune system.

Laugh a lot. Watching a few episodes of your favorite funny shows are beneficial.

A 2007 study found that laughter really is the best medicine: It can give your immunity a ridiculously easy boost.

Crack your ribs as you think about several interesting developments happening both in the country and other lands in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19.

As you make efforts at building up your immunity, you sure will be in better stead to adequately resist the raging virus.

So, maintain physical distancing and a clean environment, and n case you’ve come in contact with a confirmed Coronavirus case or you’re experiencing the symptoms, such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing, contact the relevant agency immediately in Nigeria via  the NCDC hotline 0800 970 0000

If you develop any non-COVID-19 health issues as the lockdown eases off, please dial 08000EKOMED (08000356633) toll-free line for consultation.

You can stay safe.

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