Preventing Corona Viruses By Strengthening The Immune System
The Corona Virus has infected hundreds of thousands of people around the world. In Indonesia, already more than 1,000 positive people are exposed to COVID-19. Strengthening the immune system is one way that can be done to ward off the transmission of this virus. Not only the Corona virus, the powerful immune system can also protect the body from various other ailments.
The Novel Coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) or better known as Corona virus is a virus that can cause respiratory disorders, pneumonia (lung infections), and renal failure. The WHO officially gives the name COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) for this Corona virus.
Until now, there are no vaccines that can prevent the infection of Corona or COVID-19 viruses. This is what led to the Indonesian Ministry of Health urged that the people of Indonesia always live a clean (hygienic) life and always maintain the durability of the body.
How to strengthen the immune system to prevent Corona viruses
Essentially, the human body has an immune system to fight against viruses and bacteria causing disease. However, there are things that can weaken the immune system or the endurance of one’s body, among other aging, malnutrition, illness, even certain medications. Therefore, immune system function should always be maintained for strong body resistance.
Here are the natural ways you can keep your immune system or endurance:
Consume Nutritious Food
Consumption of foods rich in antioxidants, such as vegetables and fruits, can help the body fight free radicals. If there is a lot of free radicals in your body, the immune system work can be interrupted and you get more easily affected by Corona virus infection.
In addition, to maintain the immunity of the body, it is also necessary adequate nutrient intake. Consume a lot of lean meat, nuts, and grains to keep your body’s endurance strong. Onions and ginger are also good for consumption because the contents are believed to be able to help the body fight infections and relieve inflammation.
Exercise is also proven to improve body endurance and relieve inflammation. However, you need to remember that regular exercise has a better effect on the immune system than the occasional sport. So, take the time to exercise at least 30 minutes each day.
Manage Stress Well
Prolonged stress can increase the production of cortisol hormones. High levels of cortisol hormones can interfere with the work of the immune system in fighting infections. Therefore, strive to manage stress well so that your immune system is maintained and strong against Corona virus infections.
Stress can be controlled with simple things, for example by sleeping enough every day. You can also do fun things so that your body and mind relax, such as hanging out with friends, making a sightseeing, doing your hobbies, or doing meditation.
Although it sounds simple, lack of sleep proved to be a bad impact on health. One is a decrease in body endurance, so that various diseases can be easier to attack.
Enough sleep can make your body stronger against the exposure of Corona viruses. Adults need to sleep about 7 – 8 hours each day, while children need to sleep 10 hours or more.
Taking immune-supporting supplements
To prevent the Corona virus infection, you can also consider the consumption of supplements that can strengthen the body’s endurance. The content of vitamins and minerals in supplements, such as vitamin C (sodium ascorbate), vitamin B3 (nicotinamide), vitamin B5 (dexpanthenol), vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hcl), vitamin E (alpha tocopheryl), zinc picolinate, and sodium selenite, may increase Performance of the immune system against infections caused by viruses and bacteria, including the Corona virus infection. On the other hand, vitamins B3, B5, and B6 can improve the body’s cells damaged by pain.
In addition to strengthening the endurance in the various ways above, you also need to make efforts to prevent the transmission of Corona virus, namely:
- Wash your hands regularly with water and soap, or with a hand sanitizer
- Doesn’t touch the face, nose, and eyes with dirty or unwashed hands
- Avoid going to areas that have already contracted Corona viruses or potentially becoming the location of virus propagation
If you have a specific medical condition that makes you vulnerable to infection, or if you have to travel to a place where Corona virus infection is prone, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor about the things you need to do to avoid This infection.
Come on, we maintain strong body resistance with regular exercising, managing stress, resting, and consuming nutritious food, as well as supporting supplements of body endurance with a collection of vitamins and mineral groups.