Although they do not prevent the spread of Covid-19, healthy eating strengthens the immune system in the presence of any virus.
Diet is an important pillar for the health and proper development of the organism. Good nutrition is an essential ally to reduce the risk of disease. “Healthy people are stronger, more productive and in better conditions of development to the maximum of their potential,” says the World Health Organization.
At this time, all of humanity is going through a pandemic due to the new coronavirus (Covid-19). There is still a lot to study and there is a lot of false news that is being spread, however being healthy fed will strengthen our organism in the face of the arrival of occasional viruses.
It is worth mentioning that there is no prevention for the coronavirus from food but it does help our body to cope with potential diseases. Proper nutrition is essential so that our defenses are not weak. This results in a much stronger immune system.
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At Derma Clinic Spain we are aware that health is something integral. That is why we leave below food groups that help strengthen all the cells that act as defenses in our body:
1. Dried fruits like almonds, peanuts, walnuts; they provide omega 3, protein, zinc and calcium, among others.
2. Legumes such as lentils, beans, chickpeas; they provide proteins, B vitamins, iron, calcium, zinc and copper.
3. Vegetables and red-orange fruits such as bell peppers, tomatoes, kiwi, citrus; they are rich in Vitamin C.
4. Dark green vegetables like spinach, kale, broccoli; they provide potassium, calcium, vitamin C and K.
5. Olive, canola or sunflower oil; one teaspoon provides adequate amounts of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant nutrient.
6. Dried fruits such as dried apricots, raisins, dates; they are rich in vitamins B, potassium, iron, zinc and others.
7. Nutritional yeast; provides protein, zinc, B vitamins and iron.
8. Flax, chia, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds; when activated we consume omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, iron and mainly.
9. Whole grains and cereals such as brown rice, oats, quinoa; since they have more vitamins, protein and fibers than white cereals.
10. Hot water and herbal teas without sugar; since they keep us hydrated, and that improves the organic functions of the body.
It is important to clarify that conscientious nutrition is not “eating for eating” but eating in a varied way and bearing in mind that we should not eat at any time or resort to foods with a lot of flavor and little real food.