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CNN.com: How to strengthen your immunity during the coronavirus pandemic. Part 1: Diet
As the coronavirus situation intensifies, you might be wondering: how can I keep myself healthy? And will swallowing a pill protect me from getting sick?
First, there’s the not-so-great news. Despite claims you may have seen on the Internet, there’s no magic food or pill that is guaranteed to boost your immune system and protect you against coronavirus.
“There are no specific supplements that will help protect against coronavirus and anyone claiming that is being investigated by the FTC [Federal Trade Commission] and the FDA [Food and Drug Administration],” said Melissa Majumdar, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.