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SOME NUTRIENTS TO HELP BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY AT THIS TIME.

YOUR NUTRITION AND YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Did you know that good nutrition is essential for a strong immune system❓ When we are able to keep up with key essential nutrients our body needs, it prevents us from a seasonal illness like flu🤧, arthritis, and abnormal cell development or growth such as cancer etc…We need to boost our immune system especially in this period of the dreaded ”CORONA VIRUS”.

Some immune-boosting nutrients include ;

1⃣ VITAMIN A: Helps protect against infection by keeping skin and tissues in the mouth👄, stomach🤰🏽, intestines and respiratory system healthy. Foods rich in  Vitamin A include sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, spinach, red bell peppers,  eggs .

2⃣ PROTEIN: Functions as the body’s defense mechanism. High Protein food includes seafood, lean meat, poultry, eggs🥚, beans and peas, soy products.

3⃣ VITAMIN E:  Works as an antioxidant, neutralizes free radicals and helps improve immune function. Foods that contain vitamin E are almonds, vegetable oils, hazelnuts, and peanut butter.

4⃣ VITAMIN C: Helps protect from infection by stimulating the formation of antibodies and boosts immunity. Vitamin C can be derived from oranges, pomelo🍊, grapefruit and tangerines, pawpaw, tomato juice.

5⃣ FOLATE: Essential for the growth and production of cells ✳such as white blood cells that are integral to your immune system . Examples of foods   includes vegetables, fruits🍒, and dried beans and peas.

6⃣ ZINC: May help wounds heal. Zinc can be found in lean meat🥩, poultry, seafood, milk, whole grain products

7⃣ VITAMIN B6: Vital to supporting biochemical reactions in the immune system. Vitamin B6-rich foods include chicken🍗 , fish such as salmon and tuna. Help protect yourself against infection and boost your immunity by including these nutrients in your eating🍲 plan today !!!.

If you need help planning your meal, then  ASKDAMZ😁 …ALSO DO NOT FORGET TO DRINK ENOUGH WATER ALWAYS, AVOID CROWDED PLACES, WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP REGULARLY, DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE WITH UNCLEAN HANDS AND AVOID TRAVELING TO AFFECTED PLACES….ALL WILL BE WELL !!!

THE MIRACLE FRUIT

Miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) is a type of berry that originates from Taiwan, now in West Africa too. This fruit is known for its ability to make sour foods sweet when eaten before the food. This ability is due to the presence of a glycoprotein in the fruit called “miraculin” which binds to receptors on the taste bud that causes acidic fruits and sour foods to be perceived as sweet. This sweet effect of the fruit lasts for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. The fruit is known by other names such as miraculous berry, miracle berry, sweet berry or magic berry. The berry itself has low sugar content and a mildly sweet tang with a firm pulp surrounding a bitter seed. Before the introduction of the fruit into the western world, it has been used by Africans to sweeten palm wines and other foods.

Health benefits of the miracle fruit

  • Great for weight loss: Miracle fruit contains just 1 calorie per berry. It, therefore, can be substituted for high-calorie fruits and very beneficial for people who are trying to reduce their calorie intake. It can also be used as a sweetener to replace sugar.
  • Great for diabetic patients: Research has shown that miracle fruit is good for diabetic patients as it contains active polyphenols which help improve insulin sensitivity and decrease plasma glucose among diabetic patients.
  • Useful for patients that have undergone chemotherapy: Patients that have undergone chemotherapy usually have issues with their taste bud and this result in poor nutrition. Research has shown that giving these patients the miracle fruit helps them to eat better thereby improving their nutritional status.
  • Rich in antioxidants: The miracle fruit contains flavonoids that are useful in protecting the cells of the body against free radicals thereby reducing inflammation and stress on internal organs of the body.
  • Rich in important vitamins: The magic berry contains vitamins such as Vitamin A, C, E and K which are important to the support of the immune system against diseases and infections, also important for skin health and bone health.
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RICKETS

RICKETS

Did you know that lack of enough sun exposure leads to lack of vitamin D? Rickets is a condition brought on by a lack of vitamin D, which causes the body to be unable to absorb or deposit calcium.

Causes of Rickets

  • Vitamin D deficiency: It is the most common cause of rickets. Unlike vitamin C, the human body is able to produce vitamin D, but only if it has the metabolic precursors available to it. When the skin is exposed to ultraviolet light (such as from the sun), cholesterol in the skin reacts and forms cholecalciferol, which is then processed in the liver and kidneys to create the active form of vitamin D.
  • lack of calcium or phosphorus
  • Constantly staying indoor

What to do

  • Cholecalciferol can be directly taken as a vitamin supplement or acquired from eating organ meats and oils, such as cod liver oil, allowing the body to resume producing vitamin D.

Symptoms

Rickets is a condition of children, as the deficiency’s most severe effects are on developing bones; in adults, “bone-softening,” can be caused by the same vitamin deficiency.

But in adults, it both takes significantly longer to develop and tends to cause tip-off signs that something is wrong before bone warping sets in, such as extreme pain in the bones, and unexplained muscle weakness.

In children, especially those that don’t or can’t receive regular check-ups, deformity and debilitation by the deficiency is often only noticed after significant damage has been done to their developing skeletons.

The most telling symptoms of rickets are at the epiphyses (growth plates) of bones: The body is unable to lengthen bones by depositing calcium, and ends up with bones that flare outward in a “cupping” appearance. This leads to costochondral swelling, or what’s known as the “rachitic rosary” along the ribcage of the child, as well as widened wrists and “thick” joints. Before widened wrists or rachitic rosary appears, the softening of the skull bones can lead to “Caput Quadratum” a square-headed appearance, and often the first sign of skeletal growth problems. If left untreated, rickets also can cause an extremely curved back, stunted growth and frequent fractures all of which can lead to permanent and debilitating deformity.

FACTORS THAT CAN ACCELERATE AGING

Ever wondered why an individual may be young by age but physical features say otherwise?

It’s never always about the lotions, face masks, serums, etc. Do you know that certain factors that may be overlooked sometimes can contribute to our physical appearance? They include:

Diet: Research has shown that a diet high in sugar and rich in processed or refined carbohydrates can cause damage to your skin as time goes on.

Alcohol and tobacco use: Excessive alcohol intake tends to cause dehydration. This can cause your skin to sag and over time lose its shape.

Stress and poor sleeping habits: Increased stress levels can trigger an inflammatory response in your body and will also affect your sleeping habits. This could lead to your body aging faster.

Environment: Your skin comes in direct contact with toxins and pollutants in the environment. If you constantly sit in a polluted environment it is sure to tell on your skin.

Lack of physical activity: You don’t have to do any strenuous exercise. Simple tasks like walking, dancing, taking the stairs instead of the elevators can help too.

What can one do about this?

  • Make sure your diet is rich in whole foods, proteins and vegetables which contain beta-carotene, vitamin E.
  • Limit your alcohol in-take and tobacco use.
  • Prioritize sleep time and try to avoid stressful activities.