About Covid-19 and Prevention of Diseases

 We are going through difficult times due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The virus causes a respiratory disease that spreads easily from one person to another through droplets in air (saliva) and presents symptoms such as fever, cough and respiratory distress. Experts recommend thorough hand washing, respecting social distancing by keeping ourselves at least 6 feet apart from other individuals, and refraining from touching our eyes, nose, and mouth. However, we don't hear much about nutrition.
 When we visit the supermarket, we notice healthy food sitting in shelves while junk food is running out. This shows how little we understand our immune system, let alone the importance of taking care of our diet in times like these. If you want to know how to strengthen your immune system this quarantine, continue reading.
What is the immune system?
 The immune system is a defense system that our body has and protects us from diseases and pathogens such as parasites, viruses and bacteria. However, sometimes it fails and, as we age, our immune response drops, and certain microorganisms manage to make us sick.

Can we do something to strengthen it and maintain our health?
The answer is yes, and here’s how.
 Our body works best when we treat it well and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, we recommend:
  • Not smoking
  • Sleeping 7-8 hours a day
  • Exercising at least 30 minutes a day, for 5 to 6 days a week
  • Minimizing stress: Meditate, do breathing exercises, visualize yourself happy and healthy
  • Hydrating yourself with water, coconut water or fruits with high water content such as pineapples, strawberries and raspberries
  • Avoiding alcoholic drinks
  • Eating more products of plant origin, such as fruits and vegetables
How do vegetables and fruits help us boost our immune system?
Detoxify: Green vegetables, due to their chlorophyll content, help us detoxify the body and cleanse it of toxins and heavy metals, which can cause cellular damage.
Source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories: Antioxidants allow us to cleanse the body of accumulated cellular waste that could make us susceptible to disease, inflammation and premature aging. Inflammation is one of the main causes for a weakened immune system.
Sources of vitamins and minerals: To be healthy, it is necessary to avoid vitamin deficiencies by supplying ourselves with a rich and varied diet. The more variety of vegetables and fruits we consume, the more variety of benefits and vitamins we obtain.
Regulate pH: Fruits and vegetables help us regulate acid levels in our body, making it alkaline (the opposite of acid). An acidic body has been associated with a greater predisposition to diseases like cancer, tiredness, drowsiness, poor memory, and many others.
They provide energy: In order to feel good and healthy, we need to enjoy energy that allows us to accomplish our daily activities without complications. We can achieve this by eating healthy.
Ideal for those who do not like vegetables: Adding fruits to vegetables by making juices and different smoothies allows us to sweeten vegetables naturally and make them more appealing to the palate. This approach is ideal for adults and children who do not like to eat them.
Are you struggling to eat your greens?
 Campoverde makes your life easier and offers you a perfect solution with its 'Fruit & Veggie Blenders' variety, which brings a perfect balance of fruit and vegetables in separate pre-portioned mixes. Campoverde also offers fruits free of added sugars, additives, and preservatives. Give them a try, while you boost your system, improve your defenses and enjoy all these benefits.