How to Boost Your Immunity Against the Coronavirus Series - Vitamin C
Nutrition - Vitamin C
The first and most profound way you can improve your immunity against all manner of illnesses and infections, is to make sure you have your nutrition well covered. The immune system is powered by what we eat, and is unable to perform optimally unless it gets the necessary ingredients.
In particular, vitamin C is considered one of the most important nutrients when it comes to supporting good health and fighting invaders. Among other things, vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning that it helps to destroy “free radicals” that otherwise damage cells. Vitamin C is also a precursor to the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin, which can help to put the body in a calmer and more restorative state.
Vitamin C also may help:
Reduce your risk of chronic disease
Manage high blood pressure
Lower rick of heart disease
Reduce blood uric acid levels and help prevent gout attacks
Prevent iron deficiency
Protects your memory and thinking as you age
Other claims about vitamin C are, prevents the common cold, reduces cancer risks, protects against eye disease, and may treat lead toxicity.
You can find vitamin C in countless different fruits and vegetables, including (in particular) citrus fruits, apples, peppers, kale, sprouts, berries, and more. Most people don’t need to supplement with extra vitamin C, but this being a water soluble vitamin means that it is nearly impossible to “overdose.”