Covid-19 has taught many lessons. It taught me many things, from how to avoid getting infected by the virus to how effectively deal with the infection. All emphasized the importance of ways to strengthen immunity. We are not unknown. Since always have been. Sickness reminded them all once again. The need for these is not enough now. These are not limited to one Covid. It is mandatory to be a part of eternal life. Most infections can be avoided with these simple principles. And get a good health.
The flu virus changes every year. Resistance to past vaccinations is developing. In addition to this, now the coronavirus has also been added. We are seeing the consequences of this. The more people who receive the flu vaccine and the Covid vaccine (booster vaccine), the more herd immunity will be achieved. Diseases are reduced.
Sugar as little as possible
Like alcohol, sugar impairs the ability of white blood cells to function. With this weakens the ability to fight bacteria and viruses. So be careful with sugar. Females should aim for six spoons a day and males for nine spoons. Be aware that a normal cold drink contains ten spoons of sugar.
Stop biting nails
Remember where your hands touched throughout the day. If there are bacteria and viruses there, they stick to the hands. If you put your hands in your mouth without washing them, touch your eyes or bite your nails, it is like bringing danger. Harmful germs enter the gut through the mouth, nose, and eyes. Therefore hands should not be touched to the face without washing with soap. If you have a habit of biting your nails, stop immediately.
Stay at home if you feel a slight illness
Viruses that cause infections like cold, flu, and Covid spread through the air. When others cough and sneeze, the droplets become airborne. These are spread to others when they are breathed in. So when you feel a slight illness in your stomach, you should stay at home. Mask should be worn for the nose and mouth. It is good not only for us but also for those around us. Also, make sure that the air comes and goes freely in the house.
Probiotics are enough
Most of our immune system resides in the intestines. The good bacteria in the intestines inhibit the growth of harmful germs. Bacteria maintain balance. And create vitamins. Helps the body absorb the medicine. So good bacteria-promoting (probiotics) foods such as yogurt, buttermilk, and fermented foods should be taken in sufficient quantity.
All touching items should be cleaned frequently
Doorknobs, faucets, washing machines, phones, tablets, keyboards, light switches, remote controls, and children's toys are all breeding grounds for bacteria. So they should be cleaned frequently. It can ensure that bacteria do not grow and spread to others. It is very helpful in curing many diseases like colds, diarrhea, vomiting, Covid, etc.
Vitamin C, D, and Zinc
Vitamin C reduces the risk of infections. It is especially effective in people who are under stress. Vitamin C is lemon. Amla, orange, and guava fruits are high in them. Zinc also plays a major role in boosting the immune system. 80 to 207 mg per day. Studies have shown that those who took zinc reduced the number of days they suffered from colds by up to 33%. Zinc can be found in foods such as meat, fish, and nuts.
Alcohol is a bad thing
Studies show that drinking too much alcohol reduces the efficiency of white blood cells. It slows down the immune system. The resistance to bacteria and viruses decreases. Alcohol also reduces the water content in the body. Sleep is also disturbed. These disrupt the immune system. So it is better not to indulge in alcohol. If it is a habit, make sure not to exceed the limit.
Even though the sun shines throughout the year in our country, many people are deficient in vitamin D. Due to the dark color of our skin, even when exposed to the sun, vitamin D is not produced. A deficiency of this leads to decreased bone density. Heart attacks can also occur. Especially the immune system is weakened. It increases the risk of infections. Recovery from these is also delayed. Therefore, it is good to eat mushrooms, egg yolks, and fish in addition to making sure that the skin is exposed to the sun daily. If necessary, take vitamin D tablets.
The fiber content in food is meant to control and prevent constipation. A study states that it also strengthens the immune system. It benefits the good bacteria in the intestines. It converts the fiber into short-chain fatty acids. Such acids stimulate the function of immune cells. So fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and pulses should be eaten.