There are several significant risk factors for severe Covid-19 infection. Poor nutrition and pre-existing non-commumicible diseases (NCD’s) such as diabetes, chronic lung disease, cadiovascular disease, obesity and various other diseases can render the patient immunocomprimised. In other words their immune system’s defence are low, affecting the ability to fight off infections and diseases.
A healthy balanced diet can offer the necessary macro and micro-nutrients, prebiotics, probiotics and symbiotics that can restore and maintain immune cell function. Planning your meals and snacks and including nutrient dense ingredients in your shopping can be a simple way of safeguarding you and your loved ones from virus, Influenza and infection.
Starting your day the right way with a high vitamin breakfast can strengthen your immune system and improve your overall health. With the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly across the world, you would want to start your day with a nutrient-dense breakfast that will boost your immunity and help you stay healthy.
Cherry Cocounut Oats
Cherries are a fantastic source of anti-oxidant with anti-infammatory prperties. Brings a different twist to your morning oats. Also an ideal mid-day snack!
This smoothie is a great start to the day, high in potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and ani-oxidants which experts suggest help in both the recovery and prevention of the covid virus.
Monkey Business Smoothie
The ingredients in this recipe is high in anti-oxidants helping to improve your immunity and a perfect way to kick-start your day. Peanut butter high in Vit B6 immunity vitamin, Vit E, and flu fighting anti-oxidants, bananas high in Vit B6 and tumeric, the wonder spice which boasts high levels of
Grapefruit & Yogurt (And Nuts)
Citrus fruits like grapefruit enhances the immune systems response against infection. There are natural pro-biotics found in dairy such as yogurt that can have an effect on boosting immunity by reducing or delaying the development of disease.
Recent studies on the inflammation link and the role of nutrition in the reduction of severity in Covid-19 suggests including nutrients with anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic and antioxidant properties may prevent or reduce the symptoms associated with Covid-19. Nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc may hold some promise for the treatment of COVID-19. It is vitally important to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle during the pandemic.
Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup
This soup is an ideal way to increase those vitamins and minerals we need to improve immunity. Sweet potaoes are known for their high levels of Vit A that regulates cell devision and enhances immunity. Vegetables such as turnip and carrots are high in Vit C and are high in anti-oxidants that supports the immune system. The spices added to the soup are not only high in anti-oxidants they add great flavour to this winter warmer.
Slow Cooker Chicken Chilli
Pork Chops with Pineapple and turmeric glaze