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Your immune system works to recognize and identify an infection or injury in the body. This causes an immune response, with the goal of restoring normal function.

A balanced diet will guarantee a strong immune system that can help withstand any assault by the virus. There is currently no evidence that any supplement can ‘boost’ our immune system and treat or prevent any viral infections, except Vitamin C. Vitamin C is one of the major constituents of water soluble vitamins which tends to make a strong immune system. The daily recommended dietary allowance for Vitamin C is 90mg/d for men and 75mg/d for women.

In the current situation, it is necessary to be aware of the specific types of food that can improve our immune system in order to combat COVID-19. A proper diet can ensure that the body is in proper state to defeat the virus.

EXERCISE: sedentary behavior is a hazardous behavior that should be avoided.

SLEEP: Extra, solid sleep without ale tonics or distractions. There is, perhaps, nothing better for the immune system.

DIET: Plant based and anti-inflammatory diets.

The purpose of any food is that it has anti-inflammatory action. If it does NOT HELP with inflammation, it should NOT BE CONSUMED!!!

AVOID: any added sugar (or excessive fructose/any high fructose corn syrup), vegetable/seed oil, dairy, animal products, processed foods. Also gluten should be avoided if there is any history of digestive problems.

BRING ON THE berries, greens, beans, sweet potatoes, spinach/tomatoes, olive oil, avocados, and colored bell peppers. Emphasize colors (Purple (Cyanoxanthin), dark green, yellow/orange (Beta-carotene, and red (lycopene).

For beverages, Naked brand or similar prepared smoothies without added sugar are a good option as is green tea with Stevia/monkfruit sweetener.

There are some conflicting reports about the benefits of supplements between clinics and the the Nation Institute of Health (NIH) . Supplements are recommended however, as a health fitness professional I advice that before you take any supplements to consult your healthcare provider and make sure these are appropriate and safe for you.

Vitamin C 1-2 g per dose 3-4 times daily

Vitamin D 1200 IU daily

Zinc 50 mg twice daily

Quercetin 500 mg twice daily

Corcumin (95% corcumoids) daily

Additional information can be found at the National Institute of Health

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