The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on the global population. An estimated 300,000 deaths have been recorded so far worldwide, and some new cases are still been recorded in several countries across the globe.
One of the ways to combat the virus as suggested by medical experts is to build up the body’s immune system. This can be done by the consumption of fruits that are natural immune boosters.
What specific vitamins can help the body immune system?
4 major vitamins can help boost the body’s immune system. They are Vitamins A, C, D, and E. These vitamins have different roles they play within the human body.
Vitamin A, for example, helps the body’s natural defenses against illness and infections. Some common fruits that contain Vitamins A include Papaya, Spinach, Carrots, Mango, and apricots.
Vitamin C, on the other hand, helps to protect the body cells and keeps them healthy. They also help with wounds, healing, and maintaining the body’s blood vessels. Fruits like Pineapples, papaya, tomatoes, apples, grapefruits, broccoli, orange, and watermelon all contain a huge amount of Vitamin C.
Another popular Vitamin that helps build the body’s immune system is Vitamin D. A natural source of Vitamin D is sunlight. Fortunately, there is abundant sunlight in most countries during this summer period. Unfortunately, the lockdown been caused by the Coronavirus pandemic has forced people indoors. There is, therefore, a need to get fruits that contain this Vitamin. Vitamin D helps to regulate the amount of Calcium and phosphate which are needed by the body in keeping a healthy bone, teeth, and muscle.
There is even a special recommendation to take at least 10mcg of Vitamin D daily, as one may not be getting sufficient Vitamin D from sunlight during this lockdown period. Natural juice extracts from orange and Mushrooms are veritable sources of Vitamin D.
The last in the list of Vitamins is Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight off infections in the human body. It aids the proper functioning of the body’s organ by ensuring that body cells are protected from damage. Avocado, mango, blackberries, almonds, and dried cranberries are some of the fruits that contain Vitamin E.
As the Coronavirus pandemic ravages countries across the globe, the right diets must be strictly adhered to, to protect the body from possible infection. Most of these fruits mentioned above are available in major supermarkets and local shops. They are not expensive and can be easily preserved.