There's been an upward surge in Covid-19🦠 cases in the recent past and many of the outcomes have been fatal and the situations dire. This time around, Covid-19🦠 isn't only threatening the livelihoods of the aged and those with underlying health conditions as young people with no known health conditions are quickly finding themselves hooked onto ventilators. It's time to wise up and protect yourself in the best way possible and it starts with nutrition🥘. Covid-19🦠 will expose any vulnerabilities detected in your immune system so it's prudent to eat in a way that supports your immunity. I will outline my recommendations for healthy eating during this second wave of the pandemic.
General food and hydration guidelines for enhanced immunity:
There's many different options available to help improve immunity, however, I wish to focus on a core group of easily accessible foods from any of your local supermarkets.
Health supplements to consider:
If you have the pocket for it then a small investment in certain supplements may be beneficial to your health.
Sample Meal Plan for enhanced immunity:
Breakfast - 1-2 slices of whole grain bread🍞 with peanut butter, 1 boiled egg🥚, 1 cup of natural yoghurt with berries (strawberries🍓, blueberries) + a cup of warm water💦 or tea☕
Lunch - Roller meal, grilled fish🐟, spinach, beans, African eggplant aka 'impwa' + a cup of room temperature water💦
Supper - Brown rice, chicken breast🐓, broccoli🥦, carrots🥕, red bell peppers + a cup of room temperature water💦
Snack: Immunity boost smoothie (must include a handful of ginger, a small cup of chopped of celery, a small cup of chopped spinach or kale🥬, 1 cup of natural yoghurt, 1 handful of berries🍓, 1 green apple🍏, 1/2 lemon🍋, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of honey🍯)
Remember to always mask up😷, maintain the social distance, and don’t move about chimbwi no plan unnecessarily. Stay safe!