Christina Palacios, Associate Professor in the Department of Diet and Nutrition at the University of Florida, noted the importance of vitamin C, which is necessary for white blood cells to fight infections. The specialist recommended eating oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, tomatoes and cranberries.
The expert also stressed the need to pay attention to low levels of vitamin D, as this is associated with an increased risk of respiratory diseases in adults and children. She advised taking a vitamin D3 supplement and consulting a doctor about the required dose.
She said that zinc is also important for the normal growth and functioning of cells that affect the functioning of the immune system, and Palacios added that increasing the concentration of zinc in the body can prevent the reproduction of viruses such as poliovirus and corona virus.
And an expert in aromatherapy, Anna Semenova, revealed a group of oils that help strengthen the immune system and protect against various diseases. They are: tea tree oil, eucalyptus, lemon oil, pine, fir, ravensara, lavender, thyme and oregano oils, on a daily basis to prevent the spread of viruses and protect against seasonal infections.