Nutrition and Well-being during Covid-19 recovery - The Natural Route (Part1)
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Nutrition and Well-being during Covid-19 recovery - The Natural Route (Part1)

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18 March 2022

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How much time have you spent over the past 3 years researching “how to prevent Covid-19?” or “How do I take care of myself when affected with Covid-19?”. With the number of cases increasing daily in Malaysia and the new variant Omicron affecting people, we still have to “take care” of our bodies internally. Being infected with Covid-19 is always scary whether or not we have comorbidities. The first and natural reaction for any human when it comes to recovery is what food can we eat or give someone who is Covid positive. We always tend to look for natural ways to recover as this does less harm to not just our body but also to our minds! 

We at Purely B, asked our in house naturopath and expert Amanda Teh to share her expertise on “recovery during Covid-19 and natural remedies to help prevent Covid-19” and here’s what we would like to share with you!

 

2 Important Vitamins! C & D!

You may have been reading, listening and maybe even talking about Vitamins especially Vitamin C. Vitamin C is vital for your immune system, connective tissue and heart and blood vessel health, it is also antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. According to a report published by the Shanghai Medical Association, high dose IV Vitamin C may improve lung function in hospitalised people with COVID-19. In numerous animal studies, Vitamin C has prevented and alleviated viral and bacterial infections. Kiwi, Papaya, Apple, Guava, Pineapple, Rosehip Tea and Berries are high in Vitamin C and should be consumed to support the immune system when you are Covid-positive.

Natural Vitamin C

On the other hand, Vitamin D is equally important. Sunlight is the main source -- your skin absorbs the sun’s ultraviolet rays and turns them into vitamin D. Personally, I do make it a point to get some sunshine between 7:30am to 8:30am and it has not only improved my immune system but reduced stress levels and improved my skin. Vitamin D is also important for our bone health, but it is also very crucial to maintain a healthy immune system.

One study found that people with low levels of vitamin D had a 7.2% chance of testing positive for COVID-19. Another found that high levels of vitamin D might lower your risk for severe COVID-19 infection. But another report suggests higher levels of vitamin D don’t lower risk of viral infection, hospitalization, or severity of COVID-19.

 

Probiotics for Covid-19

What are Probiotics? Probiotics are live microorganisms that are intended to have health benefits when consumed and may help give your immune system a boost and inhibit the growth of harmful gut bacteria. With 80 percent of our immune system residing there, the state of our gut helps determine our state of immune system. Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy gut function for a better immune system. We at Purely B can help you with just that!

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Do check out our hot selling Probiotic Drink - Pegaga by PurelyB made with nature’s most powerful herbs and fruits.

 

Natural Remedies for people in home-care

Elderberry

Elderberry supplements have long been promoted in complementary and alternative medicine as methods to help boost your immune system. Traditionally they are also used to help treat upper respiratory infections related to the flu or common cold. The berries have strong anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects, and promote healing. 

At Purely B, our Supercharge Immunity Package helps your immune system, overall health and most importantly fights more than a dozen medical conditions, especially respiratory health issues.

 

Propolis

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Propolis is a compound produced by bees thought to fight infections, heal wounds, due to its antiviral, antibacterial effect. One 2019 review suggests that people have used propolis as a medicine since the year 300 BC. Ancient Egyptians used propolis for embalming, and some doctors used it during World War II to help with wound healing. Propolis is great and can be use as a throat spray to fight germs and soothe scratchy throats, it also has strong anti-inflammation effect which can promote healing on the inflamed throat and great for respiratory infection.

 

Quercetin

Quercetin is a plant pigment (flavonoid). It's found in many plants and foods, such as red wine, onions, green tea, apples, and berries. Quercetin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that might help reduce swelling, kill cancer cells, control blood sugar, and help prevent heart disease. Quercetin has diverse health benefits and has been widely used as a dietary supplement to boost the body’s immune system.

 

Post-Recovery Care

Healthy lifestyle and nutrition does not stop after one has recovered from Covid. You definitely want to avoid it from infecting you or the people around you. But here is what you can do post recovery from Covid to ensure that you stay healthy physically and mentally. 

The easiest step is to “stay on a healthy diet and only eat real food.” Maintaining a healthy diet keeps the immune system balanced and and most importantly also helps to fully recover. Since your immune system requires a healthy balance of real foods, these nutrients should be a top priority for your everyday eating pattern.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of Building your immunity against Covid-19, coming soon!


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