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Being Healthy & Corona Virus Prevention

As mention by www.who.int, eating a healthy diet is very important during the COVID-19 pandemic. What we eat and drink can affect our body’s ability to prevent, fight and recover from infections.

While no foods or dietary supplements can prevent or cure COVID-19 infection, healthy diets are important for supporting immune systems. Good nutrition can also reduce the likelihood of developing other health problems, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer.

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Body Through COVID-19 Pandemic

1. Eat a variety of food, including fruits and vegetables

  • Every day, eat a mix of whole-grains like wheat, maize and rice, legumes like lentils and beans, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables , with some foods from animal sources (e.g. meat, fish, eggs and milk).
  • Choose wholegrain foods like unprocessed maize, millet, oats, wheat and brown rice when you can; they are rich in valuable fibre and can help you feel full for longer. According to Mom Knows Best Online.
  • For snacks, choose raw vegetables, fresh fruit, and unsalted nuts.

2. Cut back on salt

  • Limit salt intake to 5 grams (equivalent to a teaspoon) a day.
  • When cooking and preparing foods, use salt sparingly and reduce use of salty sauces and condiments (like soy sauce, stock or fish sauce).
  • If using canned or dried food, choose varieties of vegetables, nuts and fruit, without added salt and sugars.
  • Remove the salt shaker from the table, and experiment with fresh or dried herbs and spices for added flavor instead.
  • Check the labels on food and choose products with lower sodium content.

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