Do supplements help boost Immunity?
Ms Janani Satchithanantham, Dietician, Aster Hospital, Qusais
It is true that a lot of people are stocking up on supplements amidst the pandemic, especially Vitamin C, which is mostly hyped considering it is popularly known the Vitamin C is one of the biggest immune system boosters of all.
While vitamins and supplements can help fill gaps in the work from home diet, the best way to load up on essential nutrients is to get them straight from food. Taking over the counter supplements and not hydrating well can lead to calcification of minerals in the body. Having foods rich in Vitamin C like eating a Guava is an excellent source of antioxidant and Vitamin C which is almost three times the required DRI (daily recommended intake)
Staying hydrated is another simple way to boost your immunity. It is always good to talk to your healthcare provider first if you are thinking about taking dietary supplements.