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Trying to boost your immune system as coronavirus spreads? Here are tips from experts

Simone Jasper, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) on

Published in Health & Fitness

Healthy immune systems can help ward off infections, health experts say.

As the coronavirus spreads across the United States, people may think about giving their bodies an extra boost.

Though no single measure is guaranteed to protect against COVID-19, some practices can help immune systems be strong, The New York Times reported.

Here are some to try at home.

Building a strong immune system can start at the dinner table, health experts say.

That's because a healthy gut is key in the fight against infections, according to Orlando Health.


Adults should eat about five daily servings of produce, each one being roughly the size of a piece of fruit, the hospital system wrote on its website.

Doctors recommend eating spinach, mushrooms, strawberries and other foods packed with nutrients, such as vitamins A, C and D, according to CNBC.

The coronavirus has left some store shelves bare and restaurants with limited service.

But eating a healthy diet is important for people in self-quarantine, meaning they are away from others after possible exposure to the disease, according to the World Health Organization.


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