Studies have told that boosting the immunity is a way to reduce the risk of death from ebola infection.
According to news reports, more than 600 people have been killed by a virus called ebola. The ebola virus is said to act like HIV, except that it seems more virulent and aggressive. To reduce the risk of death, boosting the immunity is a natural way. There are some dietary supplements which can help boost immunity thereby reduce the risk of death by ebola infection.
Earlier studies by Z. Maggie et al., of Central South University in Changsa, China have suggested that vitamin D, selenium, vitamin B, C and E supplements and multivitamins can help children with HIV/AIDS.
Selenium is an antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals and boosts the immunity against viral infections. Selenium rich foods are nuts (cashews), seafood (oysters), fish, whole wheat bread, seeds (sunflower), chicken, mushrooms, etc.
Vitamin D is important for generating antibacterial peptides and thus delays the transmission of HIV from mother to children and reduces risk of stunted growth in children. Vitamin B, C and E supplements also delay progression of HIV in children, reduce oxidative stress and cut the HIV viral load.
The above mentioned four vitamins – D, B, C and E are abundant in foods like
Vitamin D – Breakfast cereals like corn flakes, mashed potatoes, dairy products, dark green leafy vegetables
Vitamin B – Asparagus, bananas, broccoli, fish, nuts, seeds, spinach, dates
Vitamin C – Lemons, peas, strawberries, pears, lime, chicken, seafood, pork
Vitamin E – tomato, olive oil, sunflower oil, salmon, nuts, whole grain products
These supplements may help reduce the risk of death when a person has contracted ebola virus.