There are many fruits and vegetables, which we can all access, that scientific testing says fight viruses and so there would have to be a possibility they could save people’s lives during the Coronavirus pandemic. Yet the only things the government and media talk about are testing medicines that may or may not work and the hope of a vaccine that could be years away.
At the moment there is no cure for the Coronavirus so you should read this article and start thinking about changing your own diet today if it’s not a healthy and balanced diet. Because for some people that might be enough to save your life or at least minimise you spreading it to others.
I have changed my diet recently to make sure it is balanced with fruit and vegetables that I researched which are recommended for their ability to improve the immune system and also stop viruses multiplying. An example is an olive leaf which I never knew about until recently:
Olive leaf or Oleuropein is the perfect choice for boosting your immune system. It has been used for centuries to fight bacteria, viruses and inflammation.
Olive leaf comes from the leaves of the olive tree. Olives and olive oil also contain small amounts of oleuropein, one of the active ingredients, but the leaf contains the most. Olive leaf has many health promoting polyphenols including oleuropein. It also has antioxidants, anti-fungal properties, phytonutrients and sterols, all essential to reducing inflammation and fighting disease.
How can olive leaf help boost your immune system?
Olive leaf inactivates viruses and makes them incapable of replication, which then stops their growth allowing the body time to fight and destroy them. (Click here to read more)
Even Medibank Health Insurance has olive leaf on its website as a flu remedy:
Some of the bioactive phytochemicals in olive leaf extract, especially oleuropein, are said to enhance the immune system in multiple ways. Firstly, they may improve immune function by attacking the flu virus once symptoms are present. Additionally, the replication of viruses responsible for the common cold and flu may be interfered with by the bioactive phytochemicals in olive leaf extract. However, although there is some laboratory evidence for these effects, clinical evidence in humans is inconclusive. Olive leaf can be taken as a liquid concentrate, dried leaf tea, powder, or capsule. The leaf extracts can be taken in powder, liquid concentrate, or capsule form. (Click here to read more)
There is no guarantee that olive leaf works as Medibank says on their website but I think there is a good chance it might given everything that is written about it and as there is no remedy for the Coronavirus it’s worth a try. But it’s not the only fruit and vegetable you should be eating anyhow. I haven’t started eating olive leaf yet because I was already eating olives on a weekly basis in Greek salads and olives also contain oleuropein which is the key ingredient to fight viruses. I have now increased the number of olives I am eating. If I get any Coronavirus symptoms, I plan on buying the leaf extract then as well.
Even the doctors and scientist do not fully understand the Coronavirus but what is known is that it can kill people especially if they have a weak immune system. We also know the virus has flu-like symptoms but can escalate into severe pneumonia.
We know we can’t stop catching the flu and the government’s own statistics say a huge number of people will catch the Coronavirus. But what we should be doing if we do catch it is trying to stop it escalating into severe pneumonia and I believe that diet could be the answer. A good diet is also what likely explains why 80% of people who catch the Coronavirus only get mild symptoms.
We should be looking for 3 things. Firstly, foods that help boost the immune system which is well-known to help prevent the flu. Secondly, foods that fight or reduce viruses spreading in the body. Thirdly, given pneumonia is an “infection that causes inflammation in the air sacs in your lungs” we should be eating foods that are anti-inflammatory.
The types of foods we should be eating to boost the immune system are listed on numerous websites but many people in the public wouldn’t be giving it much thought. It’s like social distancing, unless it is driven by the government and media people ignore it.
My main issue is that the government and media are promoting a malaria drug and HIV drug as potential cures when they haven’t even been trialled yet. And also “the TGA warning that the drug and its derivatives “pose well-known serious risks to patients including cardiac toxicity potentially leading to sudden heart attacks, irreversible eye damage and severe depletion of blood sugar potentially leading to coma”. (Click here to read more)
Yet at the same time, the government and the Australian media are failing to advise the public that a good diet could possibly save their lives which I think is supported to some degree by the fact that 80% of people who contract the Coronavirus only get mild symptoms.
There have been some articles on your diet to help fight the Coronavirus by overseas media such at The Sun but I could find only two articles by Australian media, here and here, and I haven’t heard one politician raise the issue.
In the last few weeks, I have started drinking 500ml of orange juice daily, 250ml of V8 vegetable juice daily, an apple daily, one or 2 bananas daily, a salad or vegetables daily and I’m starting to feel a lot healthier for it.
I also found out during my research that broccoli and red capsicum are two of the best sources for vitamin C so I have started eating them weekly as well. My motivation for doing it is to boost my immune system so I don’t get the Coronavirus and if I do my body is in its best shape to fight it so I end up in the 80% of people who only get mild symptoms.
The point I am making with my diet is that you need to do the research yourself and find foods that you will eat that are good for your immune system.
We all have our different cures/diets we use when we get the flu but all the ones I have every tried never worked. But that doesn’t mean a good diet won’t stop the Coronavirus developing into severe pneumonia and that is what we should all be aiming for by eating well and boosting our immune system.
As a side note, I used to be a smoker for over 20 years and when I got the flu it would last 3 to 5 weeks with severe symptoms. Since I gave up smoking in November 2013 the few times I have caught a cold I have breezed through it with very mild symptoms. Smoking undermines your immune system in a big way so if you smoke you should think about giving up as soon as possible.
I decided to write this article because I believe if people who have a poor diet, change their diet, it will save lives. And diet is a topic that should front and centre for the politicians and media when discussing what people can do to fight the Coronavirus. The same as they continually tell us to wash our hands and to socially distance at press conferences and via government bads, but the politicians and media are failing to mention diet as they should.
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