An outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), is spreading globally. The disease that affects the upper respiratory tract has been found to spread through direct contact with an affected person. The chance of contracting the virus increases with physical contact with a patient, or if the infected person coughs or sneezes in your presence. Thus prevention of Coronavirus should be given utmost importance in the current scenario.
As there is still no cure for 2019-nCoV, prevention is the best way to control the disease. A few actions practised daily will greatly reduce the risk of you or your family members getting sick with the Coronavirus.
Here’s What You Can Do To Prevent Coronavirus:
- Avoid direct contact with those infected.
- Cough and sneeze into tissues and dispose of immediately.
- Wash hands well with soap regularly, especially after handling anything touched by a patient.
- Also, wash your hands thoroughly after touching raw meat.
- Eat fresh food that has been cooked well; avoid street food and raw foods like sashimi.
- Visit a doctor if you are showing symptoms of upper respiratory tract disorders like coughing, runny nose, sore throat, difficulty breathing, fever, and so on.
Foods That Build Immunity
Besides the preventive measures, you can also build up your immune system by eating the right kinds of foods.
These foods include:
Garlic can be eaten raw or cooked. Garlic crushed and put in honey is an excellent antiviral concoction. You can have one spoon of this every day. It also helps to prevent the common cold.
Grating and crushing ginger, and having it with organic honey is effective in preventing viral infections.
Star anise contains shikimic acid which is a powerful antiviral. The spice can be added to food or tea, or an infusion in hot water can be had to boost immunity.
Pure, cold-pressed coconut oil can be used for cooking or can be eaten plain. The caprylic acid and lauric acid in the oil are also great immunity boosters.
Foods like black grapes, raw cacao, blueberries, peanuts, and pistachios are rich in resveratrol. The chemical is an antioxidant that protects the body from damage and boosts immunity.
Vitamin C Foods:
Citrus fruits like orange, mosambi, limes and grapefruit are all rich in vitamin C which is good for the immune system. Amla, guava and capsicum are also good sources of the vitamin.
Tulsi (holy basil), thyme and oregano are herbs that help the body fight off viral attacks. These herbs can be had fresh or dried and can be added to your food for extra flavour.
Make the immune-boosting soup by adding sweet potato, garlic, spring onions and parsley to a pot with enough water to cook the vegetables. Place on the heat and bring to the boil. Simmer for ten minutes on low heat. Blend the vegetables and water to make a thick soup. This antiviral soup is excellent for preventing infections and keeping the immune system well-tuned. Have this soup daily when suffering from a cold or the flu, for a quick recovery and to prevent further infections.
Taking the basic precautionary measures and eating foods that boost your immunity can safegurad your health from getting a viral infection. When more people actively make efforts to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus In India, they help to reduce the chance of an epidemic outbreak in the country.