We are all witnessing the coronavirus situation getting more and more intense every day, and it is hard to avoid panic setting in and taking over. In this situation, you might be wondering: how can I keep my family healthy and myself healthy? Is there something I can do to protect myself from getting sick and getting the coronavirus?
There is no magic pill or magic food that is guaranteed to protect you against coronavirus by boosting your immune system, despite the claims by quasi-doctors you may have seen on the Internet. The answer lies in avoiding public places and big crowds of people and strengthening your immune system overall and completely. Making sure that your immune system functions optimally is going to keep you healthy and give you a sense of control in such uncertain times. Here is how you can use nutrition to boost your immune system.
Most people turn to vitamin C after they have caught a cold because they help build up your immune system, but the truth is that we should be eating these fruits all the time, not only when we fall ill. Vitamin C increases the production of white blood cells, and they are the key to fighting infections. Popular citrus fruits include oranges, tangerines, limes, clementine, lemons, grapefruit, etc. and you should eat them whenever you get your hands on them.
Red bell peppers
The majority of people think that citrus fruits have the most vitamin C of any fruit or vegetable, but that is not the actual truth. The winner is the bell pepper, which contains twice as much vitamin C as citrus. Besides being packed with vitamin C, bell peppers are also a rich source of beta-carotene. Bell peppers are one of the healthiest vegetables for boosting your immune system.
Mushrooms are high in B vitamins like niacin and riboflavin, as well as the selenium. These vitamins and minerals are necessary for the immune system to work in tip-top form. Mushrooms are high in polysaccharides, which are sugar-like molecules that boost immune function. Overall, mushrooms are delicious and immunity-boosting.
Acai berries are very potent antioxidants, and they are very high in anthocyanins. By collecting the free radicals in the body, acai berries combat oxidative stress, strengthen the body’s immunity and lower the inflammation in the body. If you wanted to find an excuse to enjoy an acai bowl every day, now you have it!
Broccoli is supercharged with vitamins A, E, and C, as well as many other antioxidants and fiber, which makes it one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. You should cook broccoli as little as possible (or not at all, if possible) because that is the key to keeping its power intact.
Garlic, as a condiment, is found in almost every cuisine in the world, because it adds a unique flavor to the meals we are making, and it is a must-have for a working immune system. Garlic’s heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds (allicin, for example) is creditable for garlic's immune-boosting properties.
Even though we tend to prioritize vitamin C over vitamin E when it comes to fighting off the cold, vitamin E is key to a healthy immune system. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means that it requires the presence of fat to be adequately absorbed. And nuts, such as almonds, are the perfect source of healthy fats. And they make for a great, healthy snack!
Sunflower seeds are full of healthy and immune-boosting nutrients, and some of them include phosphorous, magnesium, and vitamin B-6. Sunflower seeds are also incredibly high in vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant.
Even though a healthy diet plays an important part in building the immune system, it is not enough. Making some life changes and habits is going to help your immune system even stronger. Here are some of them:
March 17, 2020 – Mount Vema - His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government has approved a fund to provided financial support to service providers, employers, employees, and Mount Vema Citizens worldwide affected by the coronavirus.
The entitlement also applies on compassionate grounds, to loyal customers of Mount Vema companies, and long-term service providers who hold a Mount Vema bank account, and who may be affected by the coronavirus anywhere in the world.
The financial support will not be available in cash however, anyone who has an account with a Mount Vema bank such as the RBMV Bank, will be provided with an overdraft facility backed by the Mount Vema Ministry of Social Welfare.
The plan was approved by the DEPARTMENT OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL, at The ROYAL MOUNT VEMA HOUSE GUARDIAN. If you are just joining, or if your job application or citizenship application was successful before January 31st, 2020, you will be entitled to a full financial support for a period of 3 months which can be extended to 6 months and then reviewed every month after.
This financial support is a form of a grant and repayments are not a requirement.
March 12, 2020 – Mount Vema - The two South African vessels fined by the Vema Seamount Authority have been pardoned. The owners of the Cape Town based vessels which were spotted operating in Mount Vema without permit, will no longer need to settle charges with the Vema Seamount Authority and will not be facing criminal prosecution. However, the two vessels remain banned from returning to the Vema Seamount Territorial waters.
March 09, 2020 – Mount Vema – The Central Bank of Mount Vema told VSBCnews that despite Mount Vema's fishing and construction industry dependence on other nations for resources it is still business as usual. The Bank said it was monitoring the situation closely but did not foresee a "major impact", despite economists predicting Mount Vema projects would be hardest hit by a slowdown in the world economy as the coronavirus spreads. So to reassure investors, the bank said it doesn’t see the need to change interest rate currently at 3.45%. Mount Vema interest rate remains unchanged for more than 10 years.
March 2, 2020 – Mount Vema - Contract to film the entire Vema Seamount summit has been transferred to MONTfisheries, the fishing company of Mount Vema.
The Mount Vema Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs intended to award the contract to Handy Deed, the construction company of Mount Vema but, it has later decided to award it to MONTfisheries which is already preparing for a similar operation.
As His Mount Vema Majesty’s government plans to join the list of top fish exporting countries as part of a long-term strategy to help combat hunger with fish and fishery products, MONTfisheries seems to be better prepared, as it works to reach and maintain annual targets of 200,000+ tons by 2025, and generate approximately 400 million golles worth of fish stocks from both capture and aquaculture.
The Government’s fish exporting plan was first cautioned in 2014 by His Mount Vema Majesty Peter - The Vema Seamount Authority who was at the time reluctant to engage in commercial fishing activity over Vema Seamount. His Majesty was more interested in good and sustainable management of fisheries as essential to meet international obligations in terms of food supply, as well as preventing any excessive fishing pressure, that could lead to over-fishing and wasteful use of stocks.
With this contract, MONTfisheries will now start preparing vessels and equipment to film the summit of the entire Vema Seamount, about 110 sections of the territory each section comprising of an area of about 1 sq. kilometre.
The film will later help with the clean-up operations of the entire seamount. To remove all abandoned fishing gear and items that do not form part of the natural environment of Mount Vema.
February 26, 2020 – Mount Vema - The Universal Cross Organization announced that it will provide grants of up to 25,000 golles to people and organizations worldwide working on the Environment, Promotion of Peace and Universal Welfare.
The Universal Cross announcement comes after news that the 2019 nominations did not meet the criteria for a Universal Cross Award. So the organization have decided to use the unused funds to provide grants to those who would not meet the criteria.
But what is the Universal Cross?
The Universal Cross Award is one of the most prestigious prizes awarded annually by The Vema Seamount Territory to people and organizations worldwide for services to the Environment, Promotion of Peace, Universal Welfare and Life Achievement.
Depending on the category, the award can sometimes come with resources of up to 5 million golles to help the winner fund future projects.
The new Universal Cross Grants are non-repayable funds to help those who do not meet the criteria for a Universal Cross Award, made to fund specific environmental projects, project that promotes peace and universal welfare. The grant requires some level of compliance and reporting, but the application process is straight forward. More information is available at www.universalcross.org
February 21, 2020 – Mount Vema – When the time comes to operate from Mount Vema or to expand to other countries, Mount Vema companies will need to rely on managers and business leaders who understand the Mount Vema way of doing business. So, when the RMVF-Academy announced plans to extend its scholarship programs to educate more than one thousand people by the 2030, more than five Mount Vema companies have expressed interest to sponsor. The plans will be confirmed next week and will educate Merchant Marine Officers, Civil-Mechanical-and-Naval Engineers, Medical Doctors, Finance and Business Administrators, Marine-and-Earth Scientists, Computer Scientists and Software Engineers.
February 20, 2020 – Mount Vema – Handy Deed, the construction company of Mount Vema and main contractor for the City of Mount Vema development projects is expected to get the go ahead next week to start preparing vessels and equipment to film the summit of the entire Vema Seamount by sections of 1 sq. km by coordinates. The operations will be directed from London in the United Kingdom to film 110 sections of the territory, with each section covering an area of about 1 sq. km. The film will later help with the clean up operations of the entire seamount. To remove all abandoned fishing gear and items that do not form part of the natural environment of Mount Vema.
February 18, 2020 – Mount Vema - After first announced in February 2018 to reconnect with U.S. retail giant Walmart, The Vema Seamount Authority finally made contact, almost eight years after Walmart expressed interest in Mount Vema after the American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores responded warmly to the invitation to invest in the Kingdom of Mount Vema.
In a letter, back in 2012 Walmart responded positively to the Royal Mount Vema Embassy’s ‘preliminary’ request for Asda Group Plc to indicate if they would be interested in taking up the offer to enter the Kingdom of Mount Vema’s expanding economy.
The letter was signed by Leigh Hopkins, then the retail giant’s Vice President: ‘As you may know,’ he said, ‘we are always looking for new markets where we can improve the quality of life of people through our everyday low prices.’
‘We will keep your comments in mind in case opportunities arise in that area at the appropriate time.’ Hopkins, who is also responsible for the International Business Unit of Walmart, was responding to the then Royal Mount Vema Embassy’s Honorary Consul’ s proposal to Asda Group Plc for the supermarket chain to invest in Mount Vema.
Now the appropriate time has come. Mount Vema is ready for Walmart and contact was finally made as The Vema Seamount Authority continues his tireless efforts to find reliable partners and suppliers for the City of Mount Vema Project.
The Mount Vema Monarchy is keen to have Asda Group Plc on board because the company has the ability to create a reliable distribution infrastructure with the backing of its parent company Wal-Mart Plc, which would create an inflow of jobs to the already vast empire that is Asda and it would allow Asda Group Plc to create a larger international presence alongside any financial rewards it may gain.
The proposal, presented to Asda about back in 2012, was part of His Mount Vema Majesty’s government’s deliberate investment drive to lure major international companies to tap into the kingdom’s developmental projects.
February 3, 2020 – MOUNT VEMA – Wibmor has confirmed plans to create up to 6000 jobs as part of a strategy to invest in a supper warehouse which was initially planned for South Africa but, will now be moved to the United Kingdom.
The news comes after sources familiar with the company plans told VSBCnews that Wibmor finds the United Kingdom more pro-business, and especially after attempts made by the Vema Seamount Authority to work with the Government of South Africa produced no results so far.
Now with looming deadlines, Mount Vema companies are making changes, moving most of their operations to the UK and other countries nearby after first announcing that they were considering moving in March 2019.
The move to set up logistic operations in the UK rather than South Africa will cost more in terms of transportation and labor, but Wibmor is committed and is willing to sacrifice a share of its estimated revenues to meet deadlines and deliver on schedule.
Where in the UK is not known yet, but the planned super warehouse which will be the first of its kind to establish a distribution hub initially planned for Cape Town - South Africa, is expected to attract
regional businesses and from other countries with no formal trade arrangements with Mount Vema who will need the facilities to export products to Mount Vema.
The warehouse is expected to create an additional 12,000 jobs where the distribution center will be located and, will reduce local unemployment as it will play a pivotal role in attracting new industries and jobs to the City of Mount Vema during and after construction.
Wibmor says, the Super Warehouse will be strategic to manage Mount Vema imports from other countries and will form part of the company’s long-term plans to also manage exports of fisheries and other products from Mount Vema to the world.