Kate Byng-Hall looks into some great natural and nutritious ways to help boost your immune system in the fight against coronavirus. | Health and Nutrition
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The immune system is the biological barrier which operates within our bodies to protect us from threatening foreign substances, cells, and tissues by triggering an immune response.
As the pandemic virus Covid-19 gets increasingly closer to home, and with over 10,000 people dead globally from the disease this year, a healthy immune system is essential to prevent the virus becoming serious if you contract it.
What we consume can have a significant impact on the strength of our immune systems. Certain foods contain high levels of substances such as Vitamins C and E, zinc, and antioxidants which contribute to the development of our immune responses.
If you can manage to find any of these items in the shops, then their chemical and mineral properties could help to keep your immune system strong:
Citrus fruits e.g. oranges and grapefruit
Red bell peppers