Maintaining a healthy diet is still an important part of boosting your immunity. While there are no specific foods that can help protect you from the COVID 19 pandemic, a nutritious diet can boost your immune system and fight symptoms.
Let me remind you that a healthy diet is not about strict food restrictions, staying too thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. It’s not about leaving you starving; rather, it’s about feeling good, having more energy, improving your health, and boosting your immune system.
Eating healthy is very simple. Thought easier said than done; what is important is your overall dietary pattern. In fact, a healthy diet replaces processed foods with real foods whenever possible.
In other words, we just need to have a balance of protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals in our diets to maintain a healthy body. It is not necessary to eliminate certain types of food from our diet. Instead, we choose the healthiest options from each category.
Switching to a healthy diet doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. It doesn’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to completely eliminate foods you enjoy, and you don’t have to change everything all at once. A better approach is to make a few small changes at a time. Keeping your balance diet modest without feeling deprived or overwhelmed by a major diet overhaul will get you more accomplished.
Eating a healthier diet doesn’t have to be complicated. Instead of worrying too much about counting calories, for example, think about your diet in terms of color, variety, and freshness. Avoid packaged and processed foods and compete for more fresh ingredients whenever possible.
It is important to replace unhealthy foods with healthy alternatives. For example, swapping fried chicken for grilled fish will make a positive difference to your health. This will help encourage new habits and healthy tastes. The healthier the food you eat, the better you will feel after a meal.
Aside from that, staying well hydrated will also help you find healthier food options. However, we don’t always eat just to satisfy our hunger. But most of us turn to food to relieve stress or cope with unpleasant emotions like sadness, loneliness, or boredom. Learning healthier ways to manage stress and emotions can help you regain control over the foods you eat and your feelings.
You can also add fruits and vegetables to your diet. Fruits and vegetables are low in calories and packed with nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Focus on eating a healthy dose of fruits and vegetables; it will naturally fill you up.
While simple salads and steamed vegetables can quickly become bland, deeper colored vegetables contain higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. For example, combining fresh tomatoes, spring onions and carrots, to name a few, in your lettuce salad makes it more attractive and appetizing. You can also drizzle your green leafy salad with olive oil, toss it with a spicy dressing, or sprinkle it with sliced almonds, chickpeas, a bit of bacon, and cheese to make it extra savory and flavorful.