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Proofing Ourselves from Deadly Viruses  

 

Given that the MERS situation in South Korea escalated and the flu in Hong Kong emerged, viruses are just borders away from Singapore. It is important that we safeguard ourselves from these viruses or suffer its repercussions.

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Proofing ourselves from deadly viruses is not an exact science but it is worth the try. These are some tips that we can consider when we are thinking about proofing ourselves from deadly viruses:

  • Take lots of vitamin D: Vitamin D helps the body in keeping off colds especially during rainy seasons. Looking for foods rich in vitamin D is easy. We only need to focus on fishes, oils, mushrooms, cheese and egg yolks.
  • Blanche vegetables: Sometimes, it is not enough to wash our greens before eating it. We have to blanche it to prevent viruses from loitering around. After putting vegetables in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes, we simply dunk them in a bucket of ice water to stop the cooking cycle.

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  • Exercise: Viruses attack the body when our immune response is low. With this, it is crucial that we build our immune response. According to a British study, twenty five minutes of lifts can increase our immune response.
  • Stop drinking: According to the University of Massachusetts Medical School in America, binge drinking (more than 5 drinks in just 2 hours) floods cytokines which encourages fever and inflammation.

These tips can help us evade deadly viruses. If we notice, the things mentioned above conditions the body so it can sustain any attack. We have to keep it that way. For more tips about conditioning the body, there are many doctors here in Singapore that can help us.   

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