As time is passing, more and more countries are being affected by COVID-19, moreover, the death toll is tremendously rising anyhow with few precautions it can be prevented effectively one being consuming healthy food items.

So, without further ado here are few antiviral food items that can be useful to prevent coronavirus;

1. Garlic:

It's one of the most powerful anti-viral items and known for boosting the immune system. It contains manganese, vitamin B6 and C, as well as selenium and fibers, that are high in immune-boosting compounds. Before using it in the kitchen, it was highly used for medical purposes. This anti-viral, anti-fungal agent can be eaten raw or added to any vegetable curry, dal, etc. Consuming it daily can improve and make the immune system stronger. It’s the best you can have to prevent any kind of virus especially a deadly virus like that of COVID-19.

2. Turmeric:

One of the most used ingredients in the Indian kitchen is none other than turmeric powder. This alone can be just enough to boost your immunity and prevent any kind of viral flu, infections, and severe illnesses. Curcumin in turmeric has ample immune-boosting properties and has strong anti-inflammatory effects that are good for health. It also cures heart disease, improves digestion and is good for a sore throat. Drinking turmeric milk daily is best for you to stay healthy especially in a situation we are facing now.

3. Mushrooms:

Not many know but mushrooms have some really good medicinal properties. It’s antiviral, antimicrobial or anti-inflammatory qualities are great for the immune system. Since mushrooms are high in beta-glucans, it helps to fight back infections and diseases to a great extent.

4. Ginger:

Ginger is a very powerful and useful herb, especially during winter and flu season. It’s an antioxidant that helps to fight off cold and flu, nausea, etc. Packed with iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium, it’s a must-have herb to prevent bacterial and viral infections such as colds, flu, chest infections and sore throats which are the primary symptoms in case of Coronavirus.

5. Cinnamon:

Popularly known as Dalchini in India, cinnamon is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and has the anti-clotting property which enhances immunity. Cinnamon along with honey increases the body’s metabolism which in turn is best for healthy immune.

There are other anti-viral herbs too like tulsi, thyme, oregano, star anise, etc are good for immune, and can be best used for cooking, or consumed as a tea to prevent bacteria and pathogens.

Apart from having healthy food, it's also necessary to follow other guidelines like washing hands regularly with soap and sanitizing it regularly, and maintaining a safe distance to stop the spread of the virus COVID-19, failing to which can be risky for you as well as people around you. With these few steps, you can easily safeguard yourself from the adverse effect of Coronavirus, but if you haven’t started to follow yet then start it from today before its too late, it’s the least you can do to stay safe.