People with diabetes are some of the most prone to Covid-19 and its more recent strains. However, with proper nutrition, the risk of both can be reduced or prevented. Covid-19 and its omicron variant xbb.1.16 are contributing to the increase in the number of Covid cases this 2023. In a bulletin issued on May 8, 2023 by the Department of Health on their web site, it shows that new Covid-19 cases in the Philippines have risen to 112% leading up to the first week of the month of May. The increase in Covid cases can be concerning since it is known that the virus itself can increase risks of severe illness of individuals already suffering pre-existing conditions like diabetes.
In a statement, the American Diabetes Association said that “In general, people with diabetes are more likely to have more severe symptoms and complications when infected with any virus.”
With that said, and the lack of an effective cure for both illnesses, medical experts agree that the best way to deal with these conditions is through prevention. Thus, it all goes back to fortifying the body’s immune system with proper nutrition.
So, what can you do to strengthen your immune system?
There are steps you can take to boost your immunity by following good health guidelines such as:
Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables
Maintaining a healthy weight
Getting adequate sleep
Trying to minimize stress
Maintaining proper nutrition ranks high on the list because this practice enables the body’s immune system to effectively ward off unwanted elements like virus, and harmful bacterias. But how does nutrition boost the immune system?
The complex, integrated immune system needs multiple specific micronutrients, significant positive impact on immune functions:
Vitamin A—Helps reverse adverse effects on immune functions, improves antibody response to vaccines
Vitamin C—Helps produce antibodies against bacteria or foreign proteins
Vitamin D—Helps restore immune function of macrophages that detect harmful organisms
Vitamin E—Helps improves overall immune function
Zinc—Has beneficial effects to intestinal immune functions
Getting ample amounts of these micronutrients helps boost your immune system, which is your bodies’ first line of defense against Covid. However, the vitamins and minerals that we get from food are, oftentimes, inadequate.
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