Moderate consumption of animal protein helps strengthen the immune system. White meats like chicken and fish are preferable choices.
In turn, it’s advisable to reduce or eliminate the consumption of red meats and also processed ones. Therefore, consuming chicken in moderation can help you boost your immune system and fight HPV.
Foods that strengthen the immune system against HPV
Chicken is a protein rich in vitamins and minerals. It provides vitamin A and B complex, iron, zinc, phosphorus, and folic acid. However, it’s not the primary food in a diet to strengthen the immune system.
For that, the diet should be healthy and varied, basically including:
- Red fruits and vegetables since they provide antioxidants, anticarcinogens, and are powerful detoxifiers of the body. Yellow fruits and vegetables are also rich in beta-carotenes.
- A variety of cabbages, as they offer fiber, potassium, and folic acid.
- Leafy green vegetables, as they are a significant source of folic acid. Preferably, consume them raw to reap all their benefits.
- Vitamin C, obtained from oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, kiwis, tomatoes, among others. It promotes the development of immune cells.
- Liver, for its iron and folic acid content.
- Whole grains, which are a valuable source of vitamin B and provide a lot of fiber.
- Nuts because they contain omega-3, vitamin E, and provide zinc. Zinc aids in the formation of antibodies.
- Consuming raw carrots, as they provide plenty of vitamin A.
- Low levels of vitamin D also facilitate HPV transmission. Therefore, it’s beneficial to consume egg yolks, fatty fish, and avocados, foods that offer high levels of this vitamin.
Lastly, adding garlic to all your meals is also beneficial because it helps you fight the HPV virus.
How to fight and prevent HPV transmission?
A strengthened immune system helps you prevent transmission and also fight the virus if you’re HPV positive. This, combined with getting enough rest, exercising regularly, and managing stress levels, is essential for eliminating the virus from your body.
However, this doesn’t mean that the issue won’t resurface in the future. But, either way, you now know the tools that will help you get rid of it.
In turn, to prevent HPV transmission, besides strengthening your immune system, you should practice some habits that will help you achieve this. Good quality of life is closely related to this topic. Therefore, it’s essential:
- Not to consume alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, as any of them weaken your defenses.
- Maintain sexual relations with a single partner.
- Use male or female latex prophylactics (it’s not recommended to use both simultaneously) during sexual intercourse. Even though they don’t protect 100% since they don’t cover the entire genital area, it’s always advisable to use them.
- Get regular check-ups to monitor the presence of the virus or signs in the cervix that could lead to cancer.
- Get the HPV vaccine if you haven’t already.
Also, keep in mind that to eliminate HPV from your body, the best strategy is to consult with your doctor. A professional can guide you to best implement the information shared in this article.
Lastly… what should you do if you have HPV?
These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.
What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.
For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.
I wish you great success in your recovery!
Medically reviewed by Dr. Amy Wilson. Dr. Amy Wilson, born in the United States, obtained her medical degree from Lincoln University School of Medicine. Specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, she’s dedicated 15 years to women’s health, becoming a distinguished gynecologist and serving in various U.S. medical institutions.