Eating Healthy to Boost Our Immunity and Protect Our Bodies from Disease-Causing Infections Including COVID-19

What constitutes a healthy and nutritious diet?

A balanced diet and good nutrition are not only important as a source of energy for our active lives but are critical for our defense against disease. According to the world health organization (WHO) a healthy diet helps to protect against malnutrition in all its forms, as well as non-communicable diseases, including such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer.

While there is no cure from the COVID-19 infection and indeed no food can prevent the infection, a nutritious and healthy diet rich in protective foods can boost one’s immunity and capacity to fight the infection.

Read more on the  insightful article written by Prof. Jane Ambuko  a senior lecturer and head of Horticulture at Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection of University of Nairobi.