According to the President of Ghana, these 10 local foods can boost your immune system against COVID-19

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Ghana’s President, Nana Akuffo-Addo during his latest updates to Ghanaians on the fight against COVID-19 has suggested some local foods to help boost the immune system.

In the televised broadcast which aired on local stations and social media, the president as part of his routine updates also outlined steps his government had taken to fight the spread of the virus.

He further advised Ghanaians to improve their lifestyle through hygienic practices, exercising, healthy eating habits, and proper washing of hands.

“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,” he said.

According to experts, vitamins were critical in building the immune system to fight the virus.

 “For instance, we are told that the key vitamins that fortify our immune system are vitamins A, B6, C, and E,” he affirmed

Listing some of the local foods that were immune boosters, President Akuffo Addo mentioned Kontomire, Dawadawa, Millet and many more.

Below is the full list of local foods that are rich in vitamins and build the immune system


Cashew nuts




Brown rice