Our immune system is the first line of defense during this pandemic situation. Our immune system actually works for the mopping up action of cluster of highly reactive atoms that can cause illness. Our white blood cells any foreign agent which can cause harm to our body. It destroys harmful bacteria and viruses. As everything needs energy to do its work, same is the case with our immune system. To elaborate this thing, I would like to give the example that the stronger man can easily defeat his enemy while the person weaker than his enemy would himself face defeat. Same id the condition here, if our immune system is weak, it cannot fight against foreign invaders which cause harm to our body. To make this immune strong, we need energy which comes from eating particular but wide range of immune enhancers. Immune system is of two types depending upon the types of its responses against virus or harmful bacteria:

IMMUNE BOOSTING FOODS IN CONTEXT OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
Mahnoor Malik
Mahnoor Malik

IMMUNE BOOSTING FOODS IN THE CONTEXT OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

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What is Coronavirus COVID-19?

Coronavirus is from the subfamily orthocoronavirinae which is from the family Coronaviridae from the order Nidovirales. These are of types as, alpha-corona, beta-corona, gamma-corona, and delta-corona. There was outbreak of Middle East Respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012 and before this in 2002 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) developed its root in society and the coronavirus is it’s so called relative. Coronavirus COVID-19 is actually a pneumonia caused by novel coronavirus. It is originated from the city of China, Wuhan. The researches have shown that it is 82% similar to SARS-CoV. It is believed that it was caused by eating of bats. The mutation in the genes of bats caused this to happen and make our dear earth affected to this pandemic.

Symptoms of Coronavirus COVID-19:

Dry cough

Recurring fever attacks

Joint pains

Diarrhea

Flu

Runny nose

Sore throat etc.

We should wear mask. We should not go to the over-crowded places. We should use arm for sneezing. We should use arm also for coughing.

Things to do:

The things which we should do in this pandemic is as following:

We should wear mask.

We should not go to the over-crowded places.

We should use arm for sneezing.

We should use arm also for coughing.

We should not travel in this pandemic situation.

We should quarantine/isolate ourselves in our home, if we feel any symptom as described above.

We should not greet each other by shaking hand and by hugging.

We should wash our hands for at least 20 seconds.

We should maintain our diet.

We should drink plenty of water.

We should avoid oily or fast foods.

We should sleep for at least 8 hours.

We should use gloves when going outside.

We should take bath twice a day.

We should also take care of hygiene of our house.

Role of Immune System during COVID-19:

Our immune system is the first line of defense during this pandemic situation. Our immune system actually works for the mopping up action of cluster of highly reactive atoms that can cause illness. Our white blood cells any foreign agent which can cause harm to our body. It destroys harmful bacteria and viruses. As everything needs energy to do its work, same is the case with our immune system. To elaborate this thing, I would like to give the example that the stronger man can easily defeat his enemy while the person weaker than his enemy would himself face defeat. Same id the condition here, if our immune system is weak, it cannot fight against foreign invaders which cause harm to our body. To make this immune strong, we need energy which comes from eating particular but wide range of immune enhancers. Immune system is of two types depending upon the types of its responses against virus or harmful bacteria:

Our immune system is the first line of defense during this pandemic situation

INNATE and ADAPTIVE

INNATE means our natural ability of immune response, which has long-term effect but the speed is slow. While Adaptive means the immune response developed due to some vaccine or other thing. It has short-term effect but instant or fast.

Nutritional Interventions in Immune Boosting:

As we know that there is no medicine for the treatment of COVID-19. The thing which can help us fight against this is our immune system. We can make our immune system strong by following the nutritional interventions, which makes us clear about the knowledge of the foods which makes our immune strong. so, following are the immune boosters:

Vitamin A:

Vitamin-A is known as first fat-soluble vitamin and it consists of Beta-carotene, there are three forms of Vitamin-A which are active in our body, such as retinol, retinal and retinoic acid. This vitamin is known as ‘anti-infective’ vitamin. The mechanism by which Vitamin-A and retinoid is up regulating innate immune response. This thing is fruitful for fighting against COVID-19.

INNATE and ADAPTIVE
INNATE means our natural ability of immune response, which has long-term effect but the speed is slow. While Adaptive means the immune response developed due to some vaccine or other thing. It has short-term effect but instant or fast.
Nutritional Interventions in Immune Boosting:
As we know that there is no medicine for the treatment of COVID-19. The thing which can help us fight against this is our immune system. We can make our immune system strong by following the nutritional interventions, which makes us clear about the knowledge of the foods which makes our immune strong. so, following are the immune boosters:

Vitamin A:
Vitamin-A is known as first fat-soluble vitamin and it consists of Beta-carotene, there are three forms of Vitamin-A which are active in our body, such as retinol, retinal and retinoic acid. This vitamin is known as 'anti-infective' vitamin. The mechanism by which Vitamin-A and retinoid is up regulating innate immune response. This thing is fruitful for fighting against COVID-19.
 
B Vitamins:
B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins and they work as coenzymes. Each of B Vitamin works for different processes. It has been reported that Vitamin B2 and UV light rays work together to reduce MERS-CoV. Also Vitamin B3 treatment inhibits neutrophil infiltration in lungs. So, B vitamins can be choosing as a basic option for COVID-19.

 

Selenium:
Selenium is a trace element. Its deficiency in body can cause oxidative stress which can lead to promote the virulent factor of pathogen. It helps in immune boosting. It works to damage free radicals, that produce illness by oxidation of cells. Its synergistic effect with ginseng stem leaf can reduce the risk of coronavirus.
 

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acid:
Long-chain poly unsaturated fatty acids are found to be best mediators of adaptive immune response and can reduce the risk factor of viruses which cause harm to our body. Omega-3 has also anti-hepatitis C virus activities. It can be used as prevention from COVID-19.

B Vitamins:

B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins and they work as coenzymes. Each of B Vitamin works for different processes. It has been reported that Vitamin B2 and UV light rays work together to reduce MERS-CoV. Also Vitamin B3 treatment inhibits neutrophil infiltration in lungs. So, B vitamins can be choosing as a basic option for COVID-19.

Selenium:

Selenium is a trace element. Its deficiency in body can cause oxidative stress which can lead to promote the virulent factor of pathogen. It helps in immune boosting. It works to damage free radicals, that produce illness by oxidation of cells. Its synergistic effect with ginseng stem leaf can reduce the risk of coronavirus.

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acid:

Long-chain poly unsaturated fatty acids are found to be best mediators of adaptive immune response and can reduce the risk factor of viruses which cause harm to our body. Omega-3 has also anti-hepatitis C virus activities. It can be used as prevention from COVID-19

B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins and they work as coenzymes. Each of B Vitamin works for different processes. It has been reported that Vitamin B2
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