With the spread of the new Corona virus, the patient needs a strong diet that increases the degree of immunity in the body so that he can resist the virus and pass the infection period safely, so a healthy diet is what determines this.
A strong immune system washes the body of viruses easily. Proper nutrition is the valve of immunity. Improving nutrition is linked to better health at any age. There are many nutrients involved in the normal functioning of the immune system. Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is the best way to support immune function. .
Dr. Magdy Badran, a member of the Egyptian Society for Allergy and Immunology, put the nutrients needed to raise the degree of immunity in the human body, which are:
– Folic acid.
Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D.
Badran explained to Hen that vitamin C enhances iron absorption, protects humans from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, helps in bone formation, helps in the formation and expansion of blood vessels, and other multiple benefits.
As for foods that contain vitamin C, including:
Guava, then yellow kiwi, lemon peel, green kiwi, colored pepper, papaya, strawberry, orange, lemon, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, tomato, pineapple, watermelon, banana and apple.
Vitamin A and immunity
Vitamin A is important for human and animal immunity, especially the mucosal immunity in the respiratory system, and it is responsible for maintaining the integrity and vitality of surfaces, whether skin or internal surfaces.
Vitamin A deficiency is considered a global health problem. It is the third most common malnutrition disease after protein deficiency disease and iron deficiency anemia. There is a direct relationship between infection and vitamin A deficiency, as infection accelerates the emergence of symptoms of vitamin A deficiency even in cases that suffer from the onset of deficiency.
The richest sources of vitamin A
Badran advised against indiscriminate consumption of pharmaceutical forms of vitamin A, and excessive vitamin A may be harmful, as it may cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, blurred vision, osteoporosis and liver damage.
Vitamin E is important for immunity
Natural Vitamin E is more effective than synthetic Vitamin E, Vitamin E can be better absorbed, and Vitamin E sources.
Nuts, sunflower seeds, peanuts, avocado, spinach, beets, wheat germ, olive oil, flaxseed oil, broccoli, mango, eggs, leafy greens.
Vitamin D is important for mucosal immunity
Peanuts are a good source of vitamin D.
whale liver oil.
It is preferable to eat fresh vegetables and fruits because they are natural sources of vitamins and natural antioxidants.