Eating the right food and avoiding the food that will cause harm to you, is your only weapon to defeat the virus.
Avoid Eating Too Much Sugary Food
We know that you love sweet sugary food, but consuming too much sugar can harm you and your immune system. You don’t have to cut out sugar in your life forever because we also need sugar in our bodies. We need sugar to produce glucose and glucose to produce energy.
According to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the ability of the immune system to fight the bacteria was reduced after a person consumed an average of 100 grams of sugar. The average sugar that a person should consume is 25 to 36 grams of sugar per day, according to the American Heart Association.
Avoid Eating Too Much Salty Food
You know that too much is not good, right? The same case with eating, too much is bad for your body and immune system. Although we can’t avoid eating food with salt because its one of the spices that makes it tasteful. However, we still need to be aware of the sodium we take.
According to studies, if you consume too much sodium may lead to immune deficiencies. The ability of the body to protect us from infectious bacteria was altered when our Kidneys excrete excess sodium. Only 2,300 mg per day of sodium is advisable for healthy adults.
Avoid eating processed food because most of the processed food has a high level of sodium. Whenever you eat processed food, check for the Nutrition Facts labels to know the sodium level of the food.
Avoid Drinking Too Much Coffee
The average coffee drinker should only consume 2 -3 cups of coffee a day. If you are drinking more than the average coffee, you should limit yourself. Coffee can be beneficial because it can boost our energy level and has antioxidants that are good for our body. However, it can alter our sleep, and when we lack sleep, our immune system cannot perform well to protect us from viruses and bacteria.
If you can’t go a day without drinking coffee, tea, or caffeinated drinks, you can limit drinking these kinds of beverages before going to bed. In this way, you can still have a good quality of sleep.
Avoid Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Again and again, too much is not healthy. Drinking occasionally is accepted. However, drinking alcohol like there’s no tomorrow is a very bad habit. It does not only affect the liver but also your immune system, based on Alcohol Research. Excessive drinkers are mostly prone to acquiring pneumonia that can develop acute respiratory stress syndrome (ARDS). These are the symptoms that should be avoided nowadays because of COVID-19. So, better limit yourself from drinking too much alcohol to be healthy and avoid getting the virus.