Antiviral and Pro Immunity Foods
Certain vitamins and minerals are proven to help keep you healthy and recover faster.
Studies have proven Vitamin D helps make proteins that kill viruses and bacteria, especially in the respiratory tract. Doctors recommend 2000 IU of Vitamin D daily, preferably in liquid form. Vitamin D can be found in many foods including fatty fish and vegetables such as mushrooms.
Evidence has shown Vitamin C can help speed recovery of respiratory infections. Vitamin C aids in the function of leukocytes which is critical for white blood cells to help fight infection. 500 mg twice a day is the recommended amount. Cantaloupe and citrus fruits contain high amounts of vitamin C.
Research suggests Zinc can help shorten colds by 20% to 40%. Zinc works best at the start of symptoms. Doctors are examining zinc and Covid 19 too. According to doctors who study coronaviruses, zinc can prevent the virus from multiplying in your nose and pharynx. Zinc supply come in pill, lozenge and liquid form. Meat, shellfish and legumes all contain zinc.
Polyphenols are found naturally in plants and known to have anti inflammatory properties which protect against a broad range of health problems. In non human studies polyphenols were found to kill coronaviruses. Fruits vegetables, cocoa, green tea and coffee beans contain polyphenols.