COVID-19: Nutrition to Boost Immune System to Fight Infection

Syed M. Shahid, School of Health Science, Eastern Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, Muhammad Jawed, Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraidah, Qassim, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2020 Journal of Medicine and HealthCare  
The immunity and immune system functions to fight against infections are significantly impacted by inappropriate food and nutrition. Long term malnutrition is universally considered as the leading cause of immune system deficiency. A substantial proportion of the global population does not meet the recommended daily intake of nutrients. The COVID-19 pandemic has focused attention on the role of the immune system, with health scientists and nutritionists urging people to take supplements and/or
more » ... at particular foods (nutrients) to super-charge their immune systems.The immune system is the most complex system of human body. This system is made up of a complex network of structural and functional units like cells, molecules, tissues and organs all working together to safeguard the body as a whole.This precise review provides a chance to go through the efficacy, efficiency and scientific significance of nutritional components and relevant food (especially fruits and vegetables). This will help you keep appropriate food items in your daily meals so that you can get a progressive increment in your body's defence mechanisms and immunity to fight appropriately against COVID-19. This will also help to decrease your risk for catching the viral infection and/or reducing the chances of having complications from COVID-19.
doi:10.47363/jmhc/2020(2)112 fatcat:5amyhjrwtvaltbn552cl54w2yq