- The number of people infected with the coronavirus (Covid-19)surpasses 450,000 worldwide, and more than one billion people are locked in their homes.
- Scientists, companies and academic institutions are racing to create such a vaccine, because only a vaccine can prevent people from getting sick.
- The cost of creating a vaccine to protect people against the new coronavirus will run into billions of dollars and could take many months.
- Coronavirus is spreading around the world, but there are still no drugs that can kill the virus or vaccines that can protect against it.
- Vaccines prevent infections and the best way of doing that at the moment is good hygiene.
- If you are infected by coronavirus, then for most people it would be mild and can be treated at home with bed-rest, paracetamol and plenty of fluids. Some patients may develop more severe disease and need hospital treatment.
As the coronavirus situation is getting worse day by day, one might think of how to keep him/herself healthy? And will swallowing a pill protect me from getting sick?
So, it is mandatory for people to keep themselves strong, to boost up one’s own immune system and get prepared for any kind of threat that can take place due to contact with virus.
Right now only our immune system can deal with Corona virus and keep us little bit safer from getting more vulnerable.
HOW CAN WE IMPROVE OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?
- First, there’s the not-so-great news in this question too. Despite claims you may have seen on the Internet, there’s no magic food or pill that is guaranteed to boost your immune system and protect you against coronavirus.
- But there’s uplifting news, too: There are ways to keep your immune system functioning optimally, which can help to keep you healthy and give you a sense of control in an uncertain time.
Some of the food products that can be used to improve immune system are as follows:
- Citrus fruits: Provides Vitamin-C which is thought to rise production of white blood cells.
- Garlic: Garlic’s immune-boosting properties seem to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin.
- Ginger: Ginger may help decrease inflammation, which can help reduce a sore throat and other inflammatory illnesses. Ginger may also help reduction nausea.
- Almonds: When it comes to preventing and fighting off colds, vitamin E tends to take a backseat to vitamin C. Almonds provides vitamin as well as fat which can add up to your nutrition level.
- Turmeric: It has higher concentrations of curcumin, which gives turmeric its distinctive color, can help decrease exercise-induced muscle damage.
- Green Tea and Black Tea: These are packed with flavonoids, type of antioxidants which enhance immune system. Green tea is also a good source of the amino acid L-theanine. L-theanine may aid in the production of germ-fighting compounds in your T-cells.
- Yogurt: Yogurt are great sources of Vitamin D, which helps regulate the immune system and is thought to boost our body’s natural defenses against diseases.
- Spinach: It contains Vitamin C, and is also packed with antioxidants and beta carotene, which may increase the infection-fighting ability of our immune systems.
- Broccoli: Packed with vitamins A, C, and E, as well as many other antioxidants and fiber, broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables.