Given the pandemic that is being experienced worldwide with Covid 19, we are in a constant fight to avoid being infected and take care of our health, however, in addition, to knowing the sanitary and preventive measures, it is also necessary to be prepared for a possible contagion of the virus in us or some of our relatives.

Here are some steps that help to strengthen your immune system:

Good nutrition: We can raise our defenses and strengthen our bodies with the acording food. Doctor Luis López Talla, a member of La Sociedad de Medicina Antienvejecimiento y Longevidad, said, that it is necessary to consume highly antioxidant foods, rich in vitamins C, D, A and Zinc, like: fruits, vegetables, seafood, fish, avocado, spinach, ginger and many citrus fruits like orange and lemon.

Avoid additives: Minimize, if possible avoid, the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, excess salt, sugary drinks and artificial sweeteners that will only lower our defenses.

Stay Active: Semana magazine reported in an article to prevent COVID-19, that excercise helps the thymus, the gland that makes defense cells. Yes, our options are limited, but walking a little or doing some strength exercises help us to not become sedentary and make us healthier. Let’s move!

Take care of your mental health: Stress, anxiety and nerves weaken our immune system. It is also important to take care of our mood, our mental health and sleep well. Because, the melatonin, in charge of challenging the new immune cells, works at night.

Finally, it is important to note how strong the signs of contagion are. Because, each patient may experience mild or very strong symptoms. If you have a very high fever or trouble breathing, call a doctor immediately.