Everybody has been going around asking people to have immunity-boosting fruits, vegetables, supplements, and drinks. People have been going crazy over ingredients like turmeric, tulsi leaves, lemon, ginger, and mushrooms. But what exactly is immunity? Why is it important?
Immunity is the capability of multicellular organisms to resist harmful microorganisms. In laymen’s language, it is a superpower in us that fights diseases and illnesses for us while we are unaware our bodies are being attacked. Cool isn’t it?
Broadly two types of immunity exist — active and passive.
- Active immunity occurs when our own immune system is responsible for protecting us from a pathogen.
- Passive immunity occurs when we are protected from a pathogen by immunity gained from someone else.
Whether it be active immunity or passive immunity we need to make sure we have enough needed nutrients to support our bodies to fight microorganisms attacking us on a daily basis.
In today’s time, the population is increasing, our environment is becoming diverse and diseases are spreading faster than they had ever before. There is therefore a greater need to support our health and wellbeing, primarily our immune system, at different stages throughout our life.
Keeping in mind the Corona Virus outbreak there are simple public health practices to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus infection:
- Regular handwash
- Avoiding touching face with unwashed hands
- Maintaining Social Distancing
- Disinfecting frequently touched objects
Adequate nutrition is also very important to help minimize the risk and impact of virus infections, also to build a more robust immune system for the long term.
For Indians, we have a diet that is high in fat, salt, and sugar, with low fiber intake while having a somewhat inactive lifestyle. A large number of Indians have a low intake of vitamins and micronutrients. These nutrition gaps lead to a rise in lifestyle diseases, as well as lower immunity levels. Micronutrients that help in building immunity include:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B
It’s vital that our immune system is in good working order. There are several ways you can do this. You can cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink, start exercising regularly and try to reduce your stress levels. If you live a busy daily schedule, learning to slow down and rest at intervals can have a huge benefit.
Diet has an important part to play. One should try to eat some immune-boosting fruits and vegetables every day. One can take supplements as not all needed fruits and vegetables are easily available. One can consume these supplements, fruit, and vegetables in the form of warm or cold liquids or make them into fun food using different recipes.
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