Immunity Boosting Tips
One of the first things I purchased when the Corona Virus hit was vitamin C. Feeling a bit helpless, I figured the least I could do if I ever came face to face with the dreaded C19 was to build up my armor against it. That was back in mid-March, well before we started to see just how powerful and deadly this virus would become. Still, I feel that in addition to mass social distancing, face coverings, and sanitizing like crazy, creating my own natural force shield couldn't be a bad idea.
I am not alone in this either... Here is a great article from Medium.com, Don’t Just Avoid the Virus — Defeat It by Strengthening Your Immunity. "Stronger immune competence also makes COVID-19 and other more ordinary infections milder and briefer. Reducing the risk of fatal pneumonias — especially for the old, sick, and poor — creates “virtual ventilators” to augment scarce real ones. Milder, briefer illness saves suffering and cost, makes working from home more productive and unexpected excess parenting less challenging, and helps us adapt to these strange new circumstances. And an “immunity mission” — boosting our overall immunity within our communities — could engage our pent-up yearning to protect each other by cultivating health... Based on modern studies and recent rigorous evaluations, vitamin C is far more than just a “vitamin”; it is a foundational molecule that protects and regulates every cell, and actually seems to be the most effective antiviral agent known." (Read Full Article)
Our mothers and mother's mothers have all instilled upon us that oranges and other citrus fruits pack a heavy vitamin C punch. And they do!! According to WebMD these are foods that are rich in vitamin C: broccoli, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kale, kiwi, orange juice, papaya, red, green or yellow pepper, sweet potato, strawberries, and tomatoes. There also some great supplements and combination daily vitamins that can give you your recommended dosage. We just like to get the natural source when we can!
We don't have to just stop at vitamin C when it comes to strengthening your immune system. This is a list of 15 Foods That Boost the Immune System: Citrus, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Garlic, Ginger, Spinach, Yogurt, Almonds, Turmeric, Green Tea, Papaya, Kiwi, Poultry, Sunflower Seeds, Shellfish. Click to Read The Full Article
However you choose to boost your immunity, we wish you success and good health. Let's take care of one another, okay? Reach out to our friends and family virtually but also see if there is maybe someone you can grocery shop or cook for. Be safe. Pay it forward. And remember,
We're In This Together!!
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