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Maintaining your immune system to avoid COVID-19

  • Sudibyo M. Wiradji

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 19 2020   /  02:22 am

Immunity matters: A jamu (herbal drink) seller serves a drink to customers at BSD Modern Market, South Tangerang, Banten. Triggered by COVID-19, demand for jamu has increased. Many drink jamu to keep their immune system strong. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan.)To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the government has issued policies, which include calling on people to practice social distancing and avoid crowds. Maintaining a strong immune system can reduce the possibility of being infected by COVID- 19. The term immunity refers to the body’s ability to fight external threats, including various micro-organisms and toxins, as well as internal threats that may come from autoimmune responses or the growth of abnormal cells. “The body’s overall nutritional status, as well as the nutrients we obtain from food, help the immune system to function,” says an expert.It comes as no surprise, therefo...