Posted on April 4, 2020
by: Hyacinth Acain for TheAtomicDiet.com
Is vitamin C the ambrosia of the demigods? Are you putting the right kind of food into your grocery cart? Can eating bananas enhance your immune defense and prevent a pandemic virus?
As of this writing, it is no denying that humanity is facing one great battle- the Coronavirus or COVID. So, as a Nutritionist-Dietitian, here are a few of my suggestions to help you guide your next supermarket trip, more so applicable on your grocery shopping during COVID 19:
1.) Eat Real Meat.
Yes, I mean it. Limit your consumption of canned and processed foods. Instead, choose the produce at the seafood and meat section.
You know why? It’s because of our antibodies, which are made up of protein.
When a foreign substance such as a virus, enters into our system, our body produces an antibody that would defend us from an invading organism. A lack of protein in our diet may not support our immune system’s capability to produce antibodies.
GROCERY SHOPPING LIST TIP: The following have excellent protein sources: Real Lean Pork, Beef, and Poultry. You may also add to your grocery cart eggs, fish and seafood, and low-fat milk and milk products. Vegan diet for the immune system may select the following protein food: nuts, bean and bean products like tofu and soy milk.
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2.) Pick Z for Zinc.
Because one of the many functions of the mineral nutrient Zinc is immune support.
GROCERY SHOPPING LIST TIP: add into your grocery cart the following to maintain a healthy diet for the immune system: seafood like oyster, lean meat, and liver. Grocery list for Vegetarian diet may include eggs, milk and dairy products like cheese, and pulses such as chickpeas and kidney beans, and other zinc-fortified grains and cereals.
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3.) Reach for the A.
You got it. That’s the letter A for Vitamin A.
Aside from having an antioxidant property, Vitamin A nutrient has a lot of benefits, and one of which is to toughen up our tissues.
Our skin is our outer protection, and in our innermost system, are mucous membranes that shield our organs, including our respiratory tract. In consequence, without enough vitamin A in our diet, foreign invaders may have an easy gate pass into our body, making our organs susceptible to infection.
GROCERY SHOPPING LIST TIP: Remember the acronym YOG: Yellow, Orange, and Green Fruits and Vegetables. Other grocery items to include for a healthy immune response are fish and liver. For the Vegetarians, pick the following foods that are good for your immune system: eggs, and fortified butter, cooking oil, and nut spreads, and milk and milk products.
Thoroughly wash-rinse fruits and vegetables under running water to prevent microbial contamination.
3 BEST BONUS DEALS
1.) Complement a healthy balanced diet with regular physical activity such as light exercise or simple household chore, which is also applicable during this Coronavirus outbreak wherein staying at home is necessary.
2.) Drink at least 6 - 8 glasses of water per day, and this includes the beverages and water-rich foods that we consume in a day. However, water thirst may vary from those people, who are active, under a high-caloric diet, and living in a dry climate.
3.) Practice thorough hygiene. Wash, cook, and prepare foods properly. Moreover, limit if not restrict from eating raw vegetable salads; refrain from consuming raw and undercooked meat and eggs, especially during this COVID outbreak. Buy only pasteurized beverages and dairy products and reheat natural foods under a standard temperature.