Little Choices to you Help Fight off COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Protect Yourself and your Loved Ones
One little choice at a time!
There are many ways we can help ourselves and our loved ones to become more resistant to the impacts of the virus. These include proper handwashing, maintaining good nutrition, being physically active, meditating, managing stress and getting adequate sleep.
While all these things are a great way to fight off the virus, one of the best ways is to boost your immune system.
What we put in our bodies on a daily basis is crucial for our overall health, wellbeing, and energy levels! Your choices matter!
Making healthy lifestyle choices is the most important way to boost your immune system. This page is dedicated to helping you make little choices that will make a difference in the fight against the virus.
Our immune systems do a remarkable job of preparing our bodies against foreign invaders. But, they can’t do it without support from the right nutrients.
Why is it important to Boost Up Your Immune System?
With the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) there has been a surge of people trying to build up their immune system. But why is this important?
Our immune system consists of a complex collection of cells that constantly defend your body against invading viruses, toxins, and bacteria.
One of the best ways to boost the immune system is through eating a nutritious diet. That's because our immune system relies on a steady supply of nutrients to do its job.
Little choices to boost your immune system
Garlic is one of the most powerful anti-viral foods around. It has strong antibacterial and anti-viral properties that stimulate your immune system. It contains allicin which fights infections and helps build up your immune system! Add one to two cloves to your diet today!
Research shows vitamin C is essential for the growth and repair of tissue all over the body. This water-soluble vitamin is well known for its role in supporting a healthy immune system. Because your body cannot make vitamin C, it must come from the foods you eat every day.
Red peppers have been known to have twice as much Vitamin C as citrus! Vitamin C increases the production of antibodies and white blood cells, which help fight against infection. Add red peppers to your diet and boost up your immune system.
Many of our viruses live in the digestive system so it’s important to keep a lot of disease-fighting probiotics in our system. Consume fermented foods which contain probiotics and are good bacteria that help keep our digestive tract healthy.
Green foods—packed full of phytochemicals, especially carotenes and chlorophyll—are especially helpful in boosting the immune system and flushing the body of dead toxins. Any food that is dark green in color is considered a green food and is good for boosting the immune system.
Orange foods contain a compound called glutathione, an immune-system component that works to destroy antigens like flu viruses. Orange foods contain the phytochemical called beta-carotene which converts in the body to vitamin A and is a powerful antioxidant.
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Inflammation plays a critical role in immunity
Inflammation is the body's way of signaling the immune system to heal and repair damaged tissue, as well as defend itself against foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria.
When injuries or infections occur, a series of events signifies a healthy immune system response. Therefore, it's important to decrease inflammation in order to fight off a virus.
Little choices to reduce inflammation
Remove dietary inflammatory triggers such as gluten, dairy, refined sugar, alcohol, and most processed foods. Instead, choose foods that will nourish your body instead of harm it.
Foods can actually fight inflammation. Include green leafy vegetables, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, lean protein, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats such as avocados and olive oil.
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Clear Body Waste
There are many ways we can help ourselves to become more resistant to the impacts of the current virus spreading across the globe. Over the next few days, we will cover inflammation and the role it plays in resisting the virus. inflammation tells the immune system to heal and repair damaged tissue, as well as defend itself against foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria. One great way to lessen inflammation and support your overall immune function is to detox our bodies.
* Hydrate: Drink plenty of water, herbal tea, broths, fresh vegetable juices.
* Consume water-rich foods such as soups, fruits & vegetables.
* Eat plenty of insoluble fiber because it sits in your colon and acts like a magic sponge soaking up toxins and waste then carries it out of your body. Good sources of insoluble fiber include beans, whole wheat or bran products, green beans, potatoes, cauliflowers, and nuts.
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Remember little choices add up to big results.
Calm the nervous system
It's easy to get stressed out during these trying times, so it is important to intentionally calm our nervous system.
Stay up to date on the latest facts from trusted sources & experts. Don't scroll through all the "fake news" or read the depressing statistics.
Include humor throughout your day. You see a lot of funny posts on the social feeds but you can also lighten the load with a good comedy or sitcom.
Choose who you spend time with. Even with social distancing, you can still reach out and spend time with friends, family members that provide the most support and least anxiety.
Practice stress-reducing techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, prayer, and start a daily gratitude journal stating at least three things are you grateful for.