It is important to keep ourselves fit by being active and our immune system strong, from not just Covid-19, but also regular colds and coughs.
While we may be staying at home due to the ‘circuit breaker’ measures and cutting off social contact, that does not mean that we are completely safe from catching Covid-19. This is especially so when we have family members leaving the house to buy food or groceries.
As much as we continue to keep our bodies active (such as working out at home), practicing good personal hygiene, keeping our homes clean and disinfected, it is also important to take note of what we eat. As the saying goes, we are what we eat, food is an important source of vitamins and minerals to keep our bodies healthy.
As Covid-19 comes with cold and flu-like symptoms, Vitamins B, C and D, as well as zinc may be helpful in boosting your immune system and fighting the illness in the same way they can help you get over a cold or flu.
Here are the vitamins and minerals you should take to keep yourself in good health:
Grape Seed Extract
Taking grape seed extract could help strengthen your immune system’s line of defence.
Grape seed extract is made by removing, drying, and pulverizing (reducing to fine powder) the seeds of grapes and used as a supplement. Grape seeds are rich in powerful antioxidants and promote a healthy immune system to fight bacterial and viral infections by protecting your cells from free radicals.
They are generally consumed in the form of a supplement available in capsule form, tablet form or as a liquid.
Iron is an important mineral used to produce red blood cells, which store and carry oxygen in the blood. If there are fewer red blood cells in the body than is normal, the organs and tissues would not get sufficient oxygen. A deficiency in iron can make you more susceptible to illness and infection, as a lack of iron affects the body’s natural defence system (the immune system).
Foods rich in iron include liver, red meat, beans, nuts, dried apricots, brown rice and dark green leafy vegetables such as spring greens, kale and spinach.
Nutrients May Be Lost During Cooking; Supplements Get You The Amounts You Need
The Dr Ora AURA White Supplement contains essential ingredients such as Vitamin C, Grape Seed Extract, Pomegranate Extract, L-Glutathione that help strengthen your immunity. Though it is marketed as a skin supplement, it contains a few of the nutrients mentioned in the list that help to build up your body’s line of defence. The supplement is consumed in powder form and you can conveniently add it to your smoothie or have it with water.
Alternatively, you can also make fruit-infused water by adding different combinations of fruits in water to infuse it with their nutrients. Infused with nutrients, fruit-infused water with the Dr Ora AURA White supplement gives your metabolism a nice boost, hydrates your body, aids in digestion, flush out toxins from your body and give you the vitamins and nutrients you need!
Either way, its powdered form allows for quick and effective absorption, which is what you are looking for.
While we are in self-isolation to curb the spread of Covid-19, being at home should motivate us to exercise regularly (via home workouts), make our own nutritious meals and keep ourselves positive so that after the pandemic ends, we can emerge as stronger and healthier individuals.