Akufo-Addo urges Ghanaians to eat healthily, exercise regularly to boost immune system

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admonished Ghanaians to indulge in activities that will improve personal hygiene and fitness as a way of boosting their immunity against COVID-19.

According to him, a change in the attitude of the lifestyles of Ghanaians is a significant side of the fight against the Coronavirus, which has not been given enough emphasis.

This, the President said, “has to be one of the permanent legacies of the pandemic. We have to improve our hygiene, our fitness and exercises, our eating, generally, our style of living, which will boost our immunity to disease and the virus.”

Addressing the nation on Sunday, May 10, 2020, Akufo-Addo stated that, the key vitamins that fortify our immune system are vitamins A, B6, C, and E.

He said, “following a good diet, patronising our healthy foods, exercising regularly, ensuring our personal hygiene, and improving our lifestyle habits should become part and parcel of our daily routines, which will help bolster our immune systems, and help us in the fight against the pandemic.”

The President, however, recommended that Ghanaians eat foods such as oranges, kontomire, millet, cashew nuts, crabs, plantain, okro, dawadawa, brown rice and mushrooms adding that they fortify one’s immune system.

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