Faisal

QA

QA Blog One Again

 

While broccoli may not have been subject to the same level of coronavirus panic buying as loo paper or hand sanitiser, it's a bit scarce in supermarkets these days.

So what is it about this green cruciferous vegetable that has suddenly piqued everyone's interest?

Green vegetables, along with supplements, exercise and juicing, are often touted as immune system boosters; but as far as scientists such as Marc Pellegrini are concerned, vaccines are the only thing that will boost your immune system to prevent infection.

"[Vaccines] boost the capacity of the immune system to a fight an infection, because you're exposing it to a pathogen that it will recognise next time," said Professor Pellegrini, an infectious diseases expert at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.