We’ve been talking about how important protein and good nutrition are for the support of your immune system – your resistance to disease and infections, including viruses.
According to WebMD, “Protein is vital to build and repair body tissue and fight viral and bacterial infections. Immune system antibodies and (white cells) rely on protein. Too little protein in the diet may lead to symptoms of weakness, fatigue, ... and poor immunity.”
So, what can you do to avoid or to reduce the impact of the new coronavirus?
There has been a lot said about hand washing and cross contamination, but almost zero attention to the importance of our own immune systems and the benefits that good nutrition can have. The most important thing that you can prepare is not your paper supplies, but your own body - specifically your immune system.
Let’s focus is in on nutrition tips.
Make sure that you are getting enough high-quality protein. Here’s why:
When you include protein in your diet, your body can repair body tissue and fight viral and bacterial infections.
Your body needs protein to create immune system antibodies and cells that attack infections.
Make sure that you consume the proper amount of quality protein. Medical research suggests that for adults your intake should be 25 – 30 grams, THREE times daily. When you don’t get enough protein, your immune system cannot operate at full strength, potentially allowing an infection, or allowing it to get worse.
We think about protein a lot because it is our mission and our passion.
- UNJURY Protein Powder has 21 grams of protein per serving
- Our High Protein Meal Replacements are a convenient and economical alternative to preparing a meal, and have 27 grams of protein, vitamins and minerals.
- Our ready-to-drink cartons have 20 grams of protein per serving.
Medical research also suggests getting an adequate vitamin C intake to support your immune system. However, we don’t mean “mega-doses”. We haven’t seen any evidence for large doses of vitamin C.
All our products do not require refrigeration and cost less than other meals-on-the go! To place an order, call us toll free at 1-800-517-5511 Monday through Friday 9 am to 5:30 PM, email us at Service@UNJURY.com or click here to shop.