To achieve a robust immune system, you should include in your alimentation proteins, vitamins such as A, C, E, and Zinc. These nutrients are present in most of the food that we eat regularly, therefore running at the pharmacy to buy pills that should replace them is not the best solution.
The common belief that “more is better than less” is mostly resonated in this case, since no study has ever demonstrated that a high dose in nutrients is responsible for building one’s immune system. The key to success is having a balanced diet and making sure that the products that you eat bring to your body a regular dose of copper, selenium, folate, and iron.
The immune system is an essential part of our health, especially during the coronavirus crisis. This is why numerous campaigns online have started promoting miracle products that will strengthen your immune system within days after starting the treatment.
The nutrients that you need to boots your immune system
Scientists are warning the populations, stating that there is no such mysterious product that can cater to everyone’s needs and build the immune system in at such short notice. The governmental measures against the ongoing pandemic are mostly encouraging social distancing and a proper routine to have an official status of sanitization in your home.
As far as the immune system is concerned, the daily meals should include a high intake of nutrients. The most effective ingredients that build the immune system are proteins and zinc that can mostly be found in meat, poultry, seafood, or eggs. Seen in fewer quantities, but being as effective as the other ones, these essential nutrients are present in peas, beans or dairy products.
In addition to this, vitamin A is essential to prevent the respiratory system from getting infected, strengthening the barrier capabilities of the immune system. This nutrient can be found mostly in vegetables and fruits that present an orange color. Vitamin C is prevalent in citrus fruits, while vitamin E is mostly found in vegetable oils, almonds, seeds, and green leafy vegetables.
Patricia Smead is The Trending Times’s senior contributor covering federal politics. She has previously wrote for NPR and is a regular contributor to Medium. Patricia graduated from Georgetown University’s journalism school with distinction in 2014.