Can lemon juice decrease the chance of getting COVID-19?
The theory is that alkalinizing your body (i.e. making it less acidic or raising the pH) creates a less appealing environment for this new coronavirus.
Well, it doesn’t. You cannot – and you don’t want to – change the pH of the cells in your body by anything you eat or drink. Your body must tightly regulate the acidity of your blood and cells and will do so at any cost. When it starts to fail at this, your body begins to fail. It’s not consistent with life. There’s no evidence – and it’s even contrary to medical science – that attempting to alkalinize your body through lemon juice or any other means does anything for coronavirus. And biologically speaking, it’s simply nonsense.
Here are 7 powerful immune system boosters:
1- Citrus fruits: Vitamin C in citrus fruits helps build up your immune system. They increase the production of white blood cells which are key to fighting infections. Most common citrus fruits are; grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, lemons and limes.
2- Broccoli: is full of packed with vitamins A, C and E.
3- Garlic: Raw garlic is antibacterial and antiviral.
4- Ginger: It may help decrease inflammation and reduce a sore throat.
5- Turmeric: It has anti-inflammatory and disease preventing effects. The naturally occuring curcumin found in turmeric helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
6- Green tea: contains antioxidants called polyphenols which are efficient infection fighters.
7- Sunflower seed: They include phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B-6 and E. They are also a good source of tryptophan which is converted to serotonin. Serotonin is considered a natural mood stabilizer. In this way, sunflower seeds may help you to regulate anxiety.
You might find yourself closer to the fridge and snacking a little more than usual. It’s important to make sure your snacks are nutrient rich to support your immune system.
Here are some ideas for quick, easy and healthy snacks:
- Yoghurt with fresh fruits
- Veggie sticks and humus
- Fresh fruits
- Cheese and whole wheat bread or whole wheat crackers
- Raw nuts
- Dried fruits