In order to keep healthy and free from illnesses, it is important to have a strong immune system. That way, even if you fall sick, you can recover more quickly. Everyone is worried for their health due to the current COVID-19 situation, so we gathered some tips from medical experts at Chaum Medical Center in Korea to boost your immune system and keep yourself healthy from the virus!
1. Maintain a warm diet
If your body temperature goes down by 1°C, your immune system is reduced by 30%. You can protect your immune system with a hot and warm diet. If you usually enjoy cold ice caffe latte, why don't you replace it to a cup of warm milk tea?
To further introduce some food that increase your body temperature: among the vegetables are ginger, garlic, cinnamon, chives, shiitake mushrooms, and sweet pumpkin. Other food that raise body temperature include red meat (mutton, beef), chicken, almonds, walnuts, and honey.
2. Avoid skipping meals or eating irregularly
Avoid making irregular meals a habit, such as frequently skipping meals, inconsistent eating times, and constantly switching between overeating and undereating. Having bad eating habits will cause the body to become inefficient, losing its responsiveness to changes in external temperatures, which causes your body temperature to fluctuate more easily. In order to increase your body temperature, it is better to eat a fixed amount for all three meals in a day, and drink about two liters of water, which is roughly seven to eight glasses.
3. Supplementing the nutrients you need!
Sufficient sleep and plenty of nutrition can help maintain your immune system, but if you find it difficult to manage your diet in your day-to-day life, it is also a good idea to fill up your needs with nutritional supplements.
If you can visit a nearby clinic, there are injections that can be prescribed at the hospital/clinic. Intravenous Nutrition Therapy (IVNT) is recommended as a way to supplement nutritional deficiencies. It improves immunity by immediately supplying nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins and minerals to the body through your veins.
Vitamin D injections are recommended for busy people who have nutritional deficiencies! Since these treatments are readily available and relatively quick, it is perfect for those who have no time to plan their meals or are always forgetting to take their supplements. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that plays an important role in our body's functions, helping to strengthen our bones by helping to absorb calcium, encourage cell growth, develop our muscles, and strengthen our immune function. Vitamin D in particular increases the anti-bacterial peptide, a natural antibiotic, in the lungs, and prevents respiratory infections. This Vitamin D injection gives the effect equivalent to getting more than 20 minutes of sunshine. Since going out and getting sunshine is difficult now due to social distancing, Vitamin D can be supplemented by getting a Vitamin D injection together with your beauty treatments.
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