HEALTHY EATING TIPS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE
Social Distancing, self-isolation, COVID 19, lockdown, panic buying – these are all words that you hear so often these days. With a deadly COVID 19 virus outbreak, the priority shifts once more to staying healthy. And staying healthy begins with a well-structured diet and a workout regime. Here are some simple tips to ensure that you eat healthy meals during these days when resources are dwindling and shopping options are limited.
Include fruits and vegetables in your diet
Fruits and vegetables are best when they are fresh. However, you now have limited opportunities to step out and buy fresh vegetables and fruits. Ensure you get good fruits and vegetables when you step out to shop. You can freeze them so that they retain some nutrients. This is also the best time to go in for dried fruits that boost immunity.
Limit processed food
Given the situation, it is normal that you may be inclined to buy processed food. However, this is not ideal for you under the present situations. These are high in saturated fats, added sugar and salt which is way too risky during this critical time.
Snack on healthy items
A snack or two peps up your day. Go for healthy options like nuts, cheese, yoghurt, and dried fruits. These foods are packed with nutrients, and they are filling too. Won’t it be awesome if you start snacking healthier on these nutritious items than items that make you put on weight?
Make cooking a fun activity
Cooking and eating together, they say, strengthens family bonds. Why not give it a start now that you are spending more time at home? The best part is you can involve your kids too in this activity.
Stick to meal times
Yes, you do not have to go anywhere. This helps to set a routine and find the ideal meal times where everyone can eat together. And since it is summer, don’t forget to stay hydrated. A regular work out regime is also highly advised to keep you healthy and fit.