Social distancing does help stop the spread of COVID-19 and, while that's important, there are also some other things you could be doing to help fight the coronavirus and boost immunity. These are good to do even without a pandemic going on.
I showed 5 ways to strengthen immunity.
Studies have shown people with low levels are more likely to get infections. If you're not in the sun every single day you could be low in Vitamin D. Taking a supplement can help bring your levels up and boost immunity.
Mushrooms – Extract and Coffee
Mushrooms are one of the best foods for boosting immunity. For those who don't like eating mushrooms there's a mushroom extract that can be added to water. There's also mushroom coffee, which is a mix of coffee and ground mushrooms. It tastes like coffee too!
The stress hormone cortisol suppresses the immune system. Science has shown meditation is one of the best things to reduce it. Apps like Headspace and Calm are great for getting started and even for pros.
Getting enough sleep is also important for immunity. 7-9 hours each night is optimal. Getting off screens at least an hour before bed can also help for a better nights sleep.
Cut out processed foods
These foods can wreak havoc on our gut health, which is where most of our immune system lives. Sticking to more plant-based foods helps to strengthen it as they're full of essential vitamins and minerals.
Be sure to consult with your doctor before taking any supplements.