Vitamins That Will Protect You Against Coronavirus are: C,D,A, Omega-3, Zink, Iron and Selenium
By E-bai3 Team, July 6th, 2020
Wearing masks, keeping your distance, washing your hands and proper exercises, are important measures currently being applied around the globe. There is not much more we can do, except wait for a vaccine or drug to be developed. Until then we also need to strengthen our immune system through vitamins and supplements.
Vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, and an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish, docosahexaenoic acid, also known as DHA, are critical for immune function (www.healtheurpoa.eu).
Beside vitamins like D,C, A, Omega 3 other micronutrients such as zinc, iron and selenium are important as well.Nutrients deficiency can open the door to the viruses because the body is unable to defend itself against the invaders.(https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-and-how-to-boost-the-immune-system-with-vitamins/a-53360766).
The spread of coronavirus in several Asian countries has mad many people feeling anxious and worried.The coronavirus first appeared in downtown Wuhan, China and can be transmitted from animals to humans and between humans. It can also be transmitted through contact with an infected person.
In general, infections due to coronavirus are almost indistinguishable from other respiratory infections. In mild cases, they cause colds, coughs, sore throats, fatigue, and fever.
A nutrition expert from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Indonesia, Prof. Saptawati Bardosono, said that children's endurance and immunity are much more vulnerable to viruses, including coronavirus. Therefore, their endurance must be increased. In addition to macro nutrition, it is also necessary to equip children with micronutrients including vitamins and minerals.
According to Saptawati, vitamin has an important function as a protector for the immunity system. "There are three important vitamins for children, especially to prevent coronavirus. They are vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin D," said Saptawati, who was met after the Master Class Program for Stimulation and Nutrition on Monday, January 27, 2020.
Here are the 7 vitamins needed for you and your children:
Vitamin A's function is for the child's immunity and growth. "Foods that contain vitamin A are fish, cheese, shrimp, milk, eggs, carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli, kale, and other fresh vegetables," said Saptawati.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and can help remove toxins in our body, as well as boosting our immune system. "Foods that contain vitamin C including strawberries, pineapple, broccoli, mango, kiwi, papaya, guava," said Saptawati.
Based on the research in the Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutic, almost 50 percent of people from all over the world are deficient in vitamin D. Even though one of the benefits of vitamin D is to increase the immune system. "Besides getting vitamin D from the sun, you can also get it from eggs, fish, beef liver, common mushrooms, and cereals," she added.
Saptawati further explained that alongside with the nutritional needs, children must be protected from environmental exposure. The most important thing is to wash hands with soap regularly after they do any kind of activities because viruses can stick to things.
Not all fats are unhealthy. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the "good" types of fat. They may help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, and arthritis. Your body can't make them. You have to eat them or take supplements.
Zinc is a trace element that is necessary for a healthy immune system. A lack of zinc can make a person more susceptible to disease and illness.
It is responsible for a number of functions in the human body, and it helps stimulate the activity of at least 100 different enzymes. Only a small intake of zinc is necessary to reap the benefits.
Red blood cells transport oxygen from your lungs to the organs and tissues throughout your body. Iron has a role in creating energy from nutrients. It also contributes to the transmission of nerve impulses — the signals that coordinate the actions of different parts of your body.
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that is important for many bodily processes, including cognitive function, a healthy immune system, and fertility in both men and women.
It contributes to thyroid hormone metabolism and DNA synthesis, and it helps protect against oxidative damage and infection, according to the United States Office of Dietary Supplements.