NUTRITION TIPS DURING CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE

A correct nutrition can always make the difference. Now that the spread of Coronavirus has affected all areas more than ever you must pay attention to what you eat, it can be a valuable help. Dr. Felicina Biorci, biologist nutritionist who works with TRM, summarizes the general guidelines in an article.

Coronavirus 2019 disease was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization Managing Director stated that the current epidemic constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

With the spread of Coronavirus, domestic quarantines have already been implemented respecting the days of isolation to reduce the spread of the virus.

The World Health Organization has published a document with recommendations for the use of personal protective equipment in health and community settings: gloves, masks, protective glasses, disinfectants.

Nothing specific regarding the foods to be consumed. There is no miraculous food but general common sense indications remain valid. Let’s try to make them clear.

You should first of all keep in mind how essential it is to drink, to keep your body healthy and efficient, following the suggested daily quantities, which for adults are around 2-2.5l per day.

It is also important to maintain a rich intake of vitamins and antioxidants. In particular, vitamin C, which supports various cellular functions of the immune system, improving phagocytosis, the protection mechanism against the attack of microbes and pathogens. A deficiency of it causes compromised immunity and a greater possibility to develop infections. The chili pepper, the orange juice, the peppers, the tomatoes in oil, the kiwis are particularly rich in it. Food easy to find and not very perishable.

And then vitamin E, which works mainly as an antioxidant that stabilizes the cell membrane. Again, its deficiency causes a decrease in the antibody response. An excellent source is also represented by almonds, pine nuts, dried fruit in general and olive oil.

 B vitamins group, which play a role in the mechanisms of energy production: peanuts, wheat bran, puffed rice, mushrooms, tea.

And fatty acids and proteins, typical of eggs, fish (also frozen) and legumes.

And if for carbohydrates you should remember that in addition to pasta and rice, also potatoes are interesting, due to the high intake of potassium, which is fundamental for the correct transmission of nervous signals and muscle contractions.

Last and not least a good quantity of dark chocolate: when healthy is combined with something good for you, the effects on well-being are enhanced!In short, an easy shopping cart that must recall today as always the correlations between food and the immune system.

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