Boosting Your Immune System with Food and Supplements
Use what you have in your fridge or cupboard
While there is no cure for the coronavirus, some health professionals are reminding people that now is the time to strengthen your immune system.
Some of the ways to do that can be found right in your fridge or cupboard.
Doctor Joel Kahn is a cardiologist in Michigan but offers his medical advice all over the country.
Kahn says a plant-based diet is one of the best ways to beef up your immune system.
He recommends eating three to four Brazil nuts each day because they contain selenium.
This mineral helps to lower cholesterol, regulates metabolism and thyroid functions.
However, Dr. Kahn says you can also turn to supplements.
“A lot of people are hearing about Vitamin C. According to this professor 500 milligrams twice a day might be a reasonable choice. A lot of people are hearing about Vitamin D and the university professor recommends 2,000 to 4,000 international units of Vitamin D-3”, says Dr. Kahn.
Dr. Kahn also says Zinc, Melatonin and lots of sleep also are essential in helping your body’s immune system fight off viruses.