Updated: Apr 8, 2020
First, let’s be clear that there is no cure or treatment for the current COVID-19 virus. If you are feeling symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, please refer to the CDC website and contact your medical provider. This article is intended to educate the reader on immune-boosting diets that help the body build the defenses it needs.
While there is no magic food that will guarantee you never get sick, there are ways to boost your immune system. The immune system consists of the following functions: White blood cells, antibodies, complement system, lymphatic system, spleen, bone marrow, and thymus. To learn more about these functions visit this website.
A strong immune system is needed to aid in the prevention of illness and disease. Its’ also needed to provide our body with the necessary energy it needs to function at its highest capacity. Our vital organs and muscles, which include our heart, lungs, and brain require nutrients to function.
Below is a starter diet that includes foods high in all the nutrients needed to fight and prevent viruses and infection and keep our mind strong. Also, remember that plenty of water is always needed.
1 6-ounce glass of orange juice with two ounces of turmeric
2 eggs any style
1/2 cup yogurt
Tuna sandwich with 100% whole wheat bread, lettuce, and tomatoes.
3-4 slices of orange, grapefruit, lemon, or any other high vitamin C citrus.
An 8-ounce glass of water
2-3 ounces of chicken
Salad with Spinach, romaine lettuce, tomato, bell pepper, avocado, and cucumber
1/2 cup of rice or 1 cup of diced red skin potatoes
Like many people, I have found that when I eat a healthy diet and stay active my focus is sharper, my moods are better, and my body feels stronger. This is the mind-body connection. Let's treat our bodies with the respect it deserves.