Dawakhan Hakim Ajmal Khan

6 Immunity Booster Foods to Prevent Coronavirus

As the coronavirus outbreaks, we are frequently hearing from medical health advisors and medical researchers about how to reduce its exposure and take care of ourselves.

There is currently no cure available for coronavirus, but prevention. Primarily, strictly follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and CoordinationPakistan Government has made Isolation Wards all over Pakistan to cater to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

There are many who don’t know about how to prevent Coronavirus, but one thing that most of the medical researchers and doctors told is to boost immunity.

They recommend us to protect ourselves from the virus on the outside by covering hands with gloves and mouth with facemasks, follow the social distancing guidelines and stay at home.

Now the question is how can we reduce the exposure and take care of ourselves if we get sick? For inside protection, you can also build up your defences from the inside by strengthening your immune system.  But how can we build up our immune system?

Our immune systems are designed to protect against infections caused by bacteria and viruses. Unfortunately, our immune system can get weaker by lots of things like anxiety, toxins, lack of exercise and last but not the least, unhealthy diet.

Here we are going to tell you about natural immunity boosters;


Almost everyone is taking vitamin C after getting stuck with illnesses like COLD. The citrus foods are rich source of vitamin C that has the ability to build up the immune system. It increases the production of white blood cells in human body and help fight against harmful bacteria and infections in the body. Some of the citrus fruits are;

  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Celementines
  • Pomelo
  • Citron
  • Kumquat

Regular intake of vitamin D can help you strengthen your immune system and provide energy to fight against viral diseases caused by bacteria or viruses.


Bell pepper, also called capsicum is a rich source of vitamin C and other antioxidants boosting human immune system to prevent allergic reactions and other bacterial exposure. They are low in calories and composed of 92% water and contain 31% calories, 1 g protein, and 6 g Carbohydrates. Research shows that intake of one red bell pepper provides 169% of the RDI for vitamin D, making it a perfect immunity booster diet.


When it comes to vitamin C rich foods that are good in taste and healthy nutrition, broccoli is the best food with many health benefits. Broccoli is a vegetable linked to the family of cabbage. It is an immense source of vitamins K and C, a good source of folate and also provides potassium and fiber. It also is efficacious for patients that have been experiencing blood clotting problems.

Broccoli fabricates collagen in human body, which structures body tissues and bones, and help improve the healing process of wounds and incisions. It has vitamin C properties that act as antioxidants, helpful in protecting the human body from damaging free radicals. Broccoli is considered to be an excellent immunity booster diet that is also effective in preventing the coronavirus.


In Unani Medicine System, the garlic is used as a medicine to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is also found in the prescriptions of the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. Due to its strong smell and delectable taste, garlic is a popular ingredient in cooking, mainly used in Asia. One clove of garlic or almost 3 grams of raw garlic material contains 1% vitamin C, 2% manganese, 2% vitamin B6, 1% selenium and 0.06% fiber. It is also said that garlic is the best immunity booster, reduces COLD better than any allopathic medicine. It also reduces the blood pressure and maintains it at normal level. High or low cholesterol are two separate diseases that can lead to some significant health problems, but the daily use of garlic can improves and normalizes the cholesterol levels and reduces the chances of heart diseases.


Ginger has a history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine systems. Where it has been used as spice in food preparation, it also carries traits that can help in digestion process, reduce nausea and vomiting. It also has the properties to fight against viral diseases such as nausea, vomiting, flu-like symptoms and COLD. Ginger is good for exercise induced muscle pains and soreness. Daily use of ginger can considerably lower the blood sugar reduces the risk of heart diseases. The bioactive substance found in ginger helps fight against the harmful bacteria and infections. It also can be used as immunity booster to help prevent the novel coronavirus.


Spinach is considered healthy food, as it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. Free radicals are consequences of life-sustaining chemical reactions in organisms causing oxidative stress, which sets off accelerated aging and escalates the risk of diabetes and other diseases. Spinach has the properties to produce antioxidants that provide help in oxidative stress and minimize its effects on human body. Good dietary remedy that protect against viral diseases, also helpful in the prevention of coronavirus. It also has chemical constituents of nitrates that are helpful in regularizing blood pressure levels.

Use of variety of healthy foods can help prevent the effects of coronavirus. Eating just one of these foods won’t be sufficient to help fight against the coronavirus, even if you eat it regularly.

Eating healthy and protein rich food is a great start to help fight against any viral diseases including the novel coronavirus. However before going to make your weekly food chart, consider the protective measures that are recommended by the WHO to prevent this coronavirus. If you have any signs or symptoms of chronic cough, flu-like symptoms or pains all over, immediately consult with your physician. Stay safe and healthy at home…

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