03.25.2020

How to strengthen your immunity to coronavirus. Part 1: Diet

How to strengthen your immunity to coronavirus. Part 1: Diet

As the coronavirus situation intensifies, you might be wondering: how can I keep myself healthy? And will swallowing a pill protect me from getting sick?

First, there's the not-so-great news. Despite claims you may have seen on the Internet, there's no magic food or pill that is guaranteed to boost your immune system and protect you against coronavirus.
 
But there's uplifting news, too: There are ways to keep your immune system functioning optimally, which can help to keep you healthy and give you a sense of control in an uncertain time.
 
These include proper handwashing, maintaining good nutrition, being physically active, meditating and managing stress and getting adequate sleep.
 
We're going to tackle immunity boosting in two parts. Here we'll focus on your diet, and in a second part publishing on Thursday we'll discuss other ways to help yourself.
 
For the full story, visit CNN.com/Health.