What we eat and drink can affect our body’s ability to prevent, fight and recover from infections.

Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat. If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body

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.

Energy-rich foods: These foods are a source of carbohydrates that provides energy to the body. It includes cereals (wheat, rice, maize, millets, etc.), fats/oils (cooking oil, ghee, butter, oilseeds, nuts, etc.), sugars (honey, molasses, table sugar, jaggery, etc.). During infection, the energy needs of the body increase to compensate for the increased energy demands due to fever and shivering associated with the infection.

Bodybuilding foods: These foods provide protein, a crucial macronutrient, to the body. Pulses (all dals, beans, legumes), animal foods (eggs, meat, poultry, fish), milk, and milk products (paneer, curd, chaach, etc.). Requirements of proteins also increase during infection for the proliferation of immune cells and the synthesis of chemical compounds.Daily, eat: 2 cups of fruit (4 servings), 2.5 cups of vegetables (5 servings), 180 g of grains, and 160 g of meat and beans (red meat can be eaten 1−2 times per week, and poultry 2−3 times per week).

Do not overcook vegetables and fruit as this can lead to the loss of important vitamins. When using canned or dried vegetables and fruit, choose varieties without added salt or sugar. Water is the best choice, but you can also consume other drinks, fruits and vegetables that contain water, for example lemon juice (diluted in water and unsweetened), tea and coffee. But be careful not to consume too much caffeine, and avoid sweetened fruit juices, syrups, fruit juice concentrates, fizzy and still drinks as they all contain sugar.

Which immunity-enhancing nutrients each juice, smoothie, or seed milk has so you can start your mornings off with a refreshing boost to your body’s natural defenses.

A vitamin C deficiency can lead to delayed wound healing, an impaired immune response, and the inability to properly fight infections. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties, which protect your cells from substances that damage the body.

The apples and oranges give you your vitamin C.

The carrots also contain vitamin B-6, which plays an important role in immune cell proliferation and antibody production.

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin B-9, commonly known as folate. It helps lower your risk of infections. Tomatoes also provide modest amounts of magnesium, an anti-inflammatory.

Strawberries and kiwis are other healthy options to include in a vitamin C-packed drink. Since it takes about 4 cups of strawberries to make 1 cup of juice, you may want to blend these fruits into a smoothie rather than a juice.This is very healthy drink.

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