Boost Your Immunity with Simple tips to fight Omicron

Boost Your Immunity with Simple tips to fight Omicron

Boost Your Immunity with Simple tips to fight Omicron

Amid a sharp uptick in Omicron cases across the country, getting fully vaccinated and boosting the efficacy of body's immune system are some of our defences against the viruses.. Consume vitamin C and zinc-rich foods for good health along with good night sleep, good hydration and moderate exercise.

T-cells of our immune army play a prominent role in targeting and destroying virus-infected cells and provide us protection. Their role in combating new strains of Covid-19 has been found to be more effective than antibodies.

 

Eating Right Food

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that’s rich in antioxidants which boosts our immune function. Thus, one should consider having foods like citric fruits, dark leafy vegetables, guava, kiwifruit, broccoli, strawberries and papaya.

 

Vitamin D is vital for immune function, prevention and recovery. Thus, one must include foods like mushrooms, egg yolk, yoghurt and milk in diet. Get your levels checked and get enough sunlight.

 

Zinc is an essential micronutrient that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Not just that, but zinc is also said to have antiviral properties, which can reduce the virus’ ability to multiply or cause severe infection. It is important that you include foods like pumpkin seeds, cashews, chickpeas and fish in your diet as they are rich in mineral zinc.

 

Protein is again one of the most important nutrients which helps in repairing cell damage while building muscles, which further boosts your immunity. Protein helps in the healing the cell damage caused due to coronavirus. For the same reason, people who have been recovering from COVID 19 must-have foods like seeds & nuts, lentils, dairy products, chicken, egg and fish that are super-rich in protein.

 

There are some foods that are known to have antiviral properties in them and are naturally consumed in winters to ward off cold & cough. Foods like Tulsi, ginger, black pepper, clove and garlic are often considered antiviral foods. They can be consumed on an empty stomach or in the form of kadha.

 

The power of sleep

Getting sleep is crucial because it helps regenerate the body while stabilizing energy and appetite levels the next day. One should not underestimate the power of a good night's sleep that can restore and rejuvenate the body and mind like nothing else.

Exercise moderately, stay active, eat well

Exercising in moderation, moving around and staying active are some of the very simple yet very effective ways to keep the immunity high.

The expert also recommends Vitamin C-rich foods and zinc-rich foods for good health along with "garlic, ginger, Indian garam masala, turmeric, raw honey, tulsi, crucifers, coloured bell pepper, amla, rainbow plates."

 

Breathing exercises

Staying calm and stress can do wonders to your immunity and the best way to achieve it is doing some basic pranayama exercises. The breathing exercises will oxygenate your cells and make you healthier over a period of time.

 

Stay hydrated

The expert urges people to drink plenty of water and not just coffee and tea. Fluids play a very important role in replenishing minerals and vitamins in the body and flushing out toxins. One must include more fluids in diet such as coconut water, Amla juice, lassi, chaas, fresh orange juice and last but not the least- water. When you take these fluids along with the foods mentioned above, you’ll recover at a faster pace. He also asks to ditch the refined sugars, flours, processed and junk food and aerated drinks.

 

Change your lifestyle

Modify your lifestyle to reverse lifestyle diseases so your body is not already burdened with diseases. Manage the side effects of your medications to keep your immune army strong. He also advises his followers to quit smoking and eating junk food.

 

And of course, you need to wear your mask,keep a safe distance &sanitize yourself and surroundings.

If you become symptomatic, please do the Covid test and isolate yourself, if positive,to prevent spread.