A recent study from the lead scientific advisor on Coronavirus, has found that 82% of those studied with the virus developed Lymphopenia (abnormally low lymphocytes in the blood)
Dr Zhong Nanshan, who discovered the SARS coronavirus in 2003 is the leading advisor in investigating and managing the current coronavirus crisis.
Lymphopenia, which is a condition where a specific white blood cell that is part of the body’s first-line defence against diseases is dramatically reduced.
So, it may be very pertinent to look at the known nutritional elements which nourish the bodies own Lymphocyte making capability, as a means of focus should you feel the need to prepare, eat (or supplement) whilst your body is fighting this Virus.
Here is a strong, concise overview of such dietary elements:
Lymphocyte Nutritional Support:
Dietary Guidelines for a Better Lymphocyte Count
You may want to know how to increase lymphocytes naturally. A healthy, nutrient-rich diet can go a long way toward boosting lymphocyte levels. This will provide your immune system with everything it needs to fight off viruses and bacteria that can potentially lead to low lymphocyte levels.
The following is a dietary guideline to follow to help your body improve its lymphocyte count.
- Eat lots of lean protein: When the body doesn’t get enough protein, this leads to fewer white blood cells. As a result, you can increase lymphocyte production when you eat protein-rich foods such as grass-fed meats like poultry and beef, organic eggs, wild-caught fish and seafood, and legumes.
- Avoid foods high in trans and saturated fats: These fats thicken lymphocytes; as such, reducing trans and saturated fat consumption can help improve immune system health. Avoid unhealthy fats such as margarine, fried foods, hydrogenated oils, and processed baked goods.
- Consume healthy fats: Omega-3 fatty acids, on the other hand, will increase your lymphocyte count. Include omega-3 fatty acid foods such as avocado, ground flaxseed, hemp seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, sardines, albacore tuna, white fish, Alaskan salmon, herring, and Atlantic mackerel in your diet.
- Eat foods high in beta-carotene: Beta-carotene helps boost lymphocyte production. Foods rich in beta-carotene include carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, romaine lettuce, and spinach.
- Eat zinc-rich foods: Zinc is needed to make lymphocytes. It also increases levels of NK cells and T cells, which strengthens your immune system. Foods high in zinc include oysters, asparagus, collard greens, spinach, broccoli, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
- Consume foods high in vitamin C: Vitamin C is known to increase the production of white blood cells such as lymphocytes. Foods high in vitamin C include bell peppers, parsley, kale, oranges, raspberries, tomatoes, and celery.
- Eat foods loaded with vitamin D: Not getting enough vitamin D can lower lymphocyte levels and weaken your immune system. Foods rich in vitamin D include organic eggs, raw milk, wild-caught salmon, sardines, mackerel, and tuna.
- Eat foods high in vitamin E: Vitamin E supports production of NK cells and B cells. Foods rich in vitamin E include sunflower seeds, almonds, kale, spinach, olives, asparagus, and collard greens.
- Eat selenium-rich foods: Selenium helps the body produce more white blood cells. Foods high in selenium include cod, shiitake mushrooms, salmon, tuna, eggs, oats, and broccoli.
- Eat more garlic: Garlic is known to boost white blood cell production, which increases the number of NK cells. Purchase fresh, powdered, or dried garlic, and use it in your cooking daily.
- Drink more green tea: Green tea compounds can boost immunity by fighting viruses that deplete white blood cells.
Low lymphocyte count, also known as lymphocytopenia, is a cause for concern because when lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) are low, the body’s ability to repel infections is weakened.
ChooseLife : Of Course, I am always focused on the Acid/Alkaline balancing aspects in life, so this is not to discount the strong evidence that initial infectivity and severity it almost certain to be controlled by the hosts pH, if your tissue at the site of infection is below 7 you are much more likely to become infected, if 6 or lower it has been demonstrated in previous strains that the infectivity is 10x higher, Alkaline eating and supplementation is something I am very focused on for me and my family.
THIS SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.