Government spokesperson for COVID-19 handling Reisa Broto Asmoro has highlighted the importance of vitamins for body health and protection from diseases.
“It is important to take care of ourselves by watching what food, drink, and vitamin that we consume,” she said during an online talk on Friday.
There are two types of vitamins: fat-soluble vitamins and water-soluble vitamins. The former comprise vitamins A, D, E, and K. Meanwhile, the latter consist of vitamins B and C.
Water-soluble vitamins cannot be stored inside the body, rather they are disposed of through the kidneys. Hence, these vitamins need to be consumed daily.
Processes such as washing and cooking can eliminate nutrients and vitamins in foods. So, there are several solutions for ensuring adequate vitamin intake, Asmoro said.
For instance, vitamins are not just obtained from foods such as fruits and vegetables, they can also be gained from oral supplements and vitamin infusion that can be directly administered into the body.
Asmoro also reiterated the importance of vaccination to protect people from dangerous diseases.
Vaccination or immunization exposes the body to virus or bacteria components for building immunity. Hence, the risk of infection is reduced in addition to the risk of a disease worsening once exposed.
The role of vaccines amid the pandemic has been considered beneficial for breaking the chain of infection and truly eliminating the disease from the face of the Earth.
Asmoro invited parents to make sure that their children receive complete immunization as a way of protecting them. This is because children’s development can be disrupted if they contract a disease.
Immunization is not only important for individuals who receive it, but also beneficial for forming herd immunity, thus protecting the surrounding people.
Source: Antara News