5 steps meal plan to boost immunity amid COVID
From Limejuice to Ragi Dosa, here’s what government has suggested.
For those suffering from coronavirus, Centre had earlier recommended dark chocolate, turmeric milk and protein-rich foods.
The government suggested a basic diet plan, through mygovindia’s Twitter handle, to help improve immunity and preserve muscle strength and energy.
Covid-19 causes patients to lose their sense of taste and smell as well as their appetite and ability to swallow food. Since it could lead to muscle loss, the government has recommended consuming soft foods at regular intervals.
1- Start the day by consuming soaked almonds and raisin.
Almonds are rich source of proteins and raisins provide good amount of iron.
While soaking may lead to some improvements in digestion and nutrient availability, unsoaked almonds are still a healthy addition to your diet. These nuts are a good source of fiber, protein, and healthy fats, as well as an excellent source of vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium.
And soaked raisins , detoxifies the Body, regulates Blood Pressure, supports Digestive health, strengthens immune system, promotes bone and teeth health, prevents anemia, protects the heart and give a kick start to your overall day.
2-For breakfast, ragi dosa or bowl of porridge is the best option.
Having a Ragi Dosa supplies Essential Amino acids into your body, supports a Gluten-Free diet (so, if you are following a gluten free diet, this one is the nest yet tasty option), fortifies bone density, keep blood sugars balanced, augments heart health and boosts nervous system function.
Having a bowl of porridge is yet another healthy start to the day. It’s incredibly nutritious, are rich in antioxidants, proven to lower the cholesterol levels and protect LDL Cholesterol from damage are very filling and help you maintain weight too.
3- Jaggery and ghee recommended during or post lunch or have this nutritious combination along with roti.
This is something that you have been eating since your childhood, especially during winters. And might be some of yours favorite. Both jaggery and ghee help the body keep warm and fortified, they are also packed with many immunity-boosting properties. Having jaggery with ghee is a time tested Ayurvedic remedy. These both are listed as superfoods . They are packed with nutrients that are good for your overall health and help boost immunity.
4- For dinner, have a simple kihichdi as it includes all the essential nutrients, is light on the gut and helps with good sleep.
The traditional khichdi is made using moong dal, which is a rich source of protein and fibre and helps in keeping you fuller for longer. The basic khichdi is made using some rice, dal and mild spices. It is the perfect way of eating more proteins and balanced carbs as recommended, carbohydrates’ intake must be less so that you can help fight corona virus .
Moong dal is the easiest to digest.
5-It is most important to stay hydrated. Apart from water, you must include homemade lime juice and buttermilk in your daily routine.
Hydration is the key to good health as it removes all the toxins from your body. And as suggested by the government, you must consume limejuice or buttermilk because they are rich in Vitamin C which doctors and researchers are declaring the key ingredient to help fight corona virus.