Positively Infected with BA.4 and BA.5 Variants? Boost the Body’s Immune by Consuming This Fruit : Okezone Lifestyle

SUBVARIAN BA.4 and BA.5 which now dominate the number of positive cases in the world, including Indonesia. It is possible that more and more people will be infected with this subvariant derived from Omicron.

When infected Covid-19, a person needs to increase their antibodies or immune system. As mentioned by a nutrition specialist from the Friendship General Hospital (RSUP), Tantri Warachesti Prihardani, AMG, one way to do that is by eating healthy and balanced nutrition.

“Actually, I have also conveyed that this disease requires antibodies or good body resistance,” said Tantri in the Health Broadcast program on Health Radio, Tuesday (5/7/2022).

“So from now on we consume with balanced nutrition. So we must fulfill the need for protein and fiber,” he continued.

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In addition to complete food, when you are positive for Covid-19, including when you are infected with the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, the body’s immunity can also be increased by consuming fruit.

But remember, not just any fruit. Tantri suggested, fruits that can be consumed regularly are those containing vitamin C.

“One example of fruits that contain vitamin C, such as oranges or papayas, can be alternatives in everyday life,” he concluded briefly.

Yes, vitamin C is very instrumental in increasing immunity. Citing the official website of the West Kalimantan Health Service, the benefits of vitamin C as revealed in the journal Nutrients stated that vitamin C contributes to the body’s immune system, by increasing various functions of existing immune cells, both the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system.

So no wonder vitamin C plays a role in protecting the body from various diseases.

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