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Post Lockdown - Expert Diet Tips
Why Should You Be Cautious?
Coronavirus kept us home for the past few months but now, we are slowly going back to normal life. Stepping out of home means more exposure to infections, but a good immune system should help protect you.
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Immunity is built over a period of time, so daily intake of a variety of nourishing foods is necessary. Clinical Nutritionist Rupali Dutta shares some valuable diet tips on how to stay healthy and build our immunity.
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Fresh whole fruits and vegetables are rich sources of vitamins and loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that keep us nourished.
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Consume adequate milk, yogurt and other milk products for calcium, vitamin D (fortified milk) and quality proteins that are building blocks for our cells.
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Healthy fats from vegetable oils, fish, egg yolks, nuts etc. are also helpful in improving bodily strength. Don't discard them from your diet.
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Load up on lean meats, chicken, eggs and fish, and plant proteins like beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. Protein-rich foods also add phytonutrients to boost the immune system.
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Both prebiotic and probiotic foods feed healthy gut bacteria. Whole foods like grains, legumes and fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi, idli, dosa, are all good options.
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Spices also play a major role in protecting our body as they have shown to have potent anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
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Drink lots of water; hydration keeps you energetic and also helps with a good response to infections.
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