It’s now just a matter of time: Here’s how to prepare your body for COVID

With Omicron continuing to spread, it is just a matter of time before many people get COVID. People are scared and worried about what will happen to them if they get COVID. 

There’s a lot of scary stories about the virus and its impact on people. Vaccinations and booster shots are helping people to recover from COVID without significant health issues. 

Your immunity is your first line of defence. The stronger your immunity, the better your body can cope with sickness. This is why it is important to prepare your body for COVID. 

By boosting your immune system you are rendered more capable to fight colds and influenza, as well as combating viruses such as COVID. The easiest and best way to prevent getting unwell is, and has always been, to employ general healthy-living strategies. 

Recommendations to boost your immunity 

Eat more fruits and vegetables

Fuelling your body with foods that are high in antioxidants boosts your overall health and wellbeing, and help protect you from viruses. Fruit and vegetables are nutrient-dense and have anti-inflammatory properties to help build up your body’s immune system defence.

Dark leafy greens, berries, salmon and sweet potatoes are vital as viruses are around. 

Whilst energising your body with nutritious foods, it is also important to avoid excess sugars and processed foods. These foods, as well as restrictive eating that can lead to malnourishment, dramatically decrease your body’s immune function. 

Starting your day with a well-balanced, nutrient-dense breakfast will support your immune system throughout the day.  Try and consume a mix of healthy fats, fruit and vegetables. 

Keep active

Exercise is a natural immune system booster. 

It helps to circulate oxygen through the body and delivers a range of other benefits such as improved cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure and controlling body weight. 

Research has revealed that people who exercise regularly report fewer colds.

Exercise promotes good circulation that stimulates cells and substances of the immune system to move freely around the body and do their job more efficiently. 

Get plenty of quality sleep

Sleep is the time that your body restores and rejuvenates itself.

Sleep is a key player in supercharging the immune system. While you sleep your body heals and repairs blood vessels, and produces more infection-fighting antibodies.

These are two vital factors for good physical health and fighting infectious diseases. Aim for 7 hours of sleep a night, and to take a 20 minute power nap during the day. 

Drink plenty of water

Over 70% of the human body is made up of water and it’s vital for our body to function.

Keep hydrated and drink plenty of water. Dehydration can cause many issues including dry flaky skin, headaches, and lower organ performance. Drink 4 litres of water a day and have a glass of water next to your bed at night so you can have a sip if you need to. 

Boost your body’s antioxidants

It is common for your diet not to deliver your body with all the micronutrients and antioxidants it needs, supplements can be the answer and have beneficial effects on your immune system.

This is especially the case when your lifestyle may harm your immune system; in particular the impact of alcohol, stress, processed foods, lack of sleep, and smoking.

Supplements like activated phenolics are powerful antioxidants that neutralise a wide range of free radicals to protect your cells from infection and inflammation. 

Your whole body is made up of cells. Viruses move through your body by attaching to cells.

By strengthening your cells, you are reducing the capacity of viruses to spread through your body. Healthy cells also mean less illness and disease. 

Renovatio Bioscience extracts these phenolics from Australian apples and activates them to produce turbo-charged health and wellness skincare and dietary and supplement products that are available in Australia, online and retailers like Woolworths, and other countries.

Dr Vincent Candrawinata, the world’s foremost expert on phenolic antioxidants, clinical nutritionist, cellular researcher and founder of Renovatio