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Virus Fighting Immune Boosting Foods You Need.




Thomas Edison once made a statement "The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition" and global citizens in this decade can't agree any less that as the Pandemic relies on the human immune system as a shield.


Research has shown that patients with the most severe case of Coronavirus suffer from Thrombosis.


Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot, known as a thrombus, within a blood vessel. It prevents blood from flowing normally through the circulatory system. A pulmonary embolism (PE) on the other hand is a blood clot that has traveled to the lungs. A piece of the blood clot can break off and be carried to the lungs.


PE can block the flow of blood to the lungs, causing serious damage to the lungs and affecting a person’s ability to breathe. This can lead to serious injury and death.

Symptoms and signs of PE include:

*Sudden shortness of breath

*Chest pain

*Coughing

*Rapid or irregular heart rate


This recent diagnosis led to the changed protocol on COVID-19 focused on antibiotics, antivirals, anti-inflammatories and anticoagulants. This recent diagnosis is the hidden answer on why foods such as turmeric, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, and other natural blood-thinning foods, drinks, and supplements have being testified to relieve symptoms or even cure COVID-19 by infected patients who used them. Natural blood thinners are substances that reduce the blood’s ability to form clots.


GINGER

Another anti-inflammatory spice is ginger which may be used to stop blood clotting. It contains a natural acid called salicylate. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is a synthetic derivative of salicylate and a potent blood thinner. Ginger can be used fresh or dried in baking, cooking, and juices.



TURMERIC

Turmeric is a bright yellow-orange spice commonly used in curries and sauces. It comes from the turmeric root. The spice has been used for its medicinal, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties for thousands of years. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin that has anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning or anticoagulant properties

A study shows that taking a daily dose of turmeric spice may help people maintain the anticoagulant status of their blood. Turmeric can be added to soups or mix with hot water to make a comforting tea.


GARLIC

Garlic is a plant in the Allium (onion) family. It has natural antibiotic and antimicrobial properties. Garlic can be eaten fresh or in cooking soup and broth.



VITAMIN E RICH FOODS

Vitamin E reduces blood clotting in a few different ways. These effects depend on the amount of vitamin E that a person takes. It is unclear how much vitamin E thins the blood, although it is likely that people would need to take more than 400 International Units (IU) per day. Taking high doses of vitamin E supplements, for example, above 1,500 IU daily, on a long-term basis, may have negative effects. It may be safer to get vitamin E from foods rather than a supplement. Foods that contain vitamin E include: almonds, safflower oil, sunflower oil, sunflower seeds, wheat germ oil and whole grains


BROMELAIN FROM PINEAPPLES

Bromelain is an enzyme that people extract from pineapples. Studies suggest that bromelain can thin the blood, break down blood clots, and reduce clot formation. The enzyme also has anti-inflammatory properties.




CINNAMON

Cinnamon contains coumarin, a powerful blood-thinning agent. Warfarin, the most commonly used blood-thinning drug, is derived from coumarin. Taking coumarin-rich cinnamon on a long-term basis can, however, cause liver damage. It may be best to stick to small amounts of cinnamon in the diet in addition to using other natural blood thinners.



CAYENNE PEPPERS

Cayenne peppers are packed with properties that help in thinning our blood. The active substance in Cayenne pepper is salicylates, which act as powerful blood-thinning agents. Cooking with cayenne peppers daily, could lower blood pressure and increase circulation.

CAYENNE PEPPERS

Cayenne peppers are packed with properties that help in thinning our blood. The active substance in Cayenne pepper is salicylates, which act as powerful blood-thinning agents. Cooking with cayenne peppers daily, could lower blood pressure and increase circulation.

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