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10 healthy habits that qualify your immunity to fight Corona, today, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 06:00 in the morning
10 healthy habits that qualify your immunity to fight Corona
In a worrying warning, the World Health Organization announced that the next two months will be the toughest in the war against the Coronavirus.
The WHO Regional Director for Europe, Hans Kluge, told AFP that the organization expects a rise in the number of deaths in Europe in October and November, which will be “the toughest” in the face of the epidemic.
In this regard, we present to you some healthy habits that can help you strengthen your immune system, according to what was stated in “Eatthis”.
1- Spending time in the sunlight:
One reason we get colds in the winter is because we get less exposure to sunlight, and vitamin D is believed to help facilitate the normal function of the immune system.
So experts recommend that the best way to increase your vitamin D levels is to spend time light or eat foods that contain vitamin D.
2- Take zinc supplements:
Zinc is well known for its wonderful antioxidant properties, and research indicates that zinc supplements may boost the strength of your immune system, in addition to playing an important role in the production of all types of infection-fighting white blood cells.
3- Sleeping more than seven hours a night:
Studies show that lack of sleep may significantly reduce the strength of the immune system, and scientists have found that people who sleep less than five hours are four and a half times more likely to catch colds than those who sleep regularly seven hours every night.
4- Drink water throughout the day:
Water intake is very important for immune health, in addition to water helps flush out toxins from the body, besides, water is important for elderly people who tend to consume less fluids throughout the day.
5- Eat a healthy vegetarian diet:
The best immune-boosting habits to follow is to eat a healthy vegetarian diet, which helps the body acquire immunity-boosting vitamins and antioxidants such as A, B6, C and E, in addition to selenium, iron, folic acid and zinc.
6- Washing hands often:
The best way to kill germs is to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, along with using hand sanitizer after touching things.
7- Eat foods that contain probiotics:
One study found that the good gut bacteria found in foods containing probiotics shorten the duration of the common cold by two days and reduce the severity of symptoms by 34%, so it is best to include foods containing probiotics in your diet.
8- Get the flu shot:
Studies have shown that the flu vaccine may not only protect you from getting seasonal influenza, but also reduce the severity of symptoms if your illness continues. In addition, the flu vaccine stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies against a specific strain of influenza.
9 – Exercise regularly:
Regular exercise is good for your heart, lungs, brain, and immune system. In addition, exercise helps the body fight infections, especially upper respiratory infections such as the common cold and flu.
10- Playing with your pets:
Psychological stress leads to the production of the stress hormone cortisol, and a study at Washington State University found that embracing your dog or cat for 10 minutes has a great effect on reducing your levels of the hormone cortisol and strengthening immunity.
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