Monday, March 23, 2020

Tips to Stay Healthy / COVID-19

Include ORGANIC, UNREFINED COCONUT OIL in your diet---coconut oil is loaded with lauric acid, which is effective against viruses, as well as being anti-bacterial. Use it when sauteing vegetables, put it in your coffee or tea, use it in soups or stews.

QUERCETIN is a plant pigment that is an antioxidant, & it has anti-viral properties. The best way to get it is to eat foods high in quercetin. Foods high in quercetin include:
Red Onions—BEST source
Organic apples, grapes, and tomatoes
Dark berries like cherries, blueberries, and blackberries
Taragon, chives, coriander, and dill
Spinach and kale 

 AVOID SUGAR in all forms. Sugar suppresses our immune system.
---The amount of sugar in one soft drink suppresses immune function for up to 12 hours.
---There is a 50% decrease in the effectiveness of your white blood cells to fight infection for up to 4 hours after eating just 2 teaspoons of sugar.
---Read labels; divide the number of grams of sugar by 4 to tell how many teaspoons of sugar a product contains.

VITAMIN D is a key nutrient for supporting immune function. Your body makes Vit D  when you’re exposed to natural sunlight, so try to spend some time outdoors. You can supplement with Vit D---4,000 or 5,000 iu (international units) is recommended per day. Have your Vit D status checked if possible, and in the meantime get it in foods rich in Vit D, such as fatty fish (tuna, salmon, herring, sardines, mackerel), egg yolks, and mushrooms.