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PANDEMIC POSITIVE PARENTING IN TODAY’S DIGITAL WORLD WITH YOUR CHILDREN
PANDEMIC: POSITIVE PARENTING IN TODAY’S DIGITAL WORLD WITH YOUR CHILDREN
NUTRITION ADVICE DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

NUTRITION ADVICE DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Proper hydration and nutrition are vital. People who have a well-balanced diet tend to be healthier. They have stronger immune systems that lower their risks from any infectious diseases. You must eat a variety of fresh and unprocessed foods each day to get the mineral, protein, vitamins, and antioxidants that your body needs. Drink an adequate amount of water as well and avoid salt, fat, and sugar to significantly lower your risk of any potential conditions. 

Each Day You Must Eat Fresh And Unprocessed Foods 

  • Eat nuts, vegetables, fruits, and foods from animal sources 
  • For snacks, you can choose fresh fruit or raw vegetables rather than foods that are high in fat, salt, or sugar
  • You must not overcook fruit and vegetables as this could lead to the loss of important vitamins 
  • Choose varieties without added salt or sugar when using canned or dried fruit and vegetables,

Enough Water Each Day

Drink 8 to 10 cups of water every day because it is essential for life. The water helps 

  • Regulates your body temperature
  • Transports nutrients and compounds in blood
  • Gets rid of waste
  • Lubricates and cushions joints

You may as well have other drinks such as vegetables and fruits that have water. Just be cautious not to drink large amounts of caffeine. Also, avoid fruit juice concentrates, syrups, sweetened fruit juices, fizzy, and still drinks as they all contain sugar. 

Moderate Amounts Of Fat And Oil

  • Instead of consuming saturated fats, you can have consumed unsaturated fats 
  • Choose white fish and meat 
  • Avoid meats that are already processed because these are high in fat and salt. Where possible, choose for reduced-fat or low-fat versions of milk and dairy products 
  • If possible, do not take industrially manufactured Trans fats that are frequently found in snack food, processed food, fried food, frozen pizza, cookies, kinds of margarine, pies, and spreads

Less Sugar And Salt 

  • Limit the amount of high amount of sodium condiments if you are cooking and preparing food 
  • Avoid foods that are high in salt and sugar
  • Limit your daily salt intake and use iodized salt
  • Limit your intake of sodas, soft drinks, and other drinks that are high in sugar 
  • Choose fresh fruits instead of sweet snacks such as cakes, chocolate, and cookies

Prevent From Eating Out

Eat at home to lower your chance of being exposed to COVID-19 and lessen your rate of contact with other people. It is recommended to maintain a distance of at least 2 meters between yourself and anyone who is sneezing or coughing. That is not always possible in crowded social settings like cafes and restaurants. Droplets from infected people may land on surfaces and hands of an individual. With lots of people coming and going, you cannot tell if hands are being washed regularly enough. Surfaces must also be cleaned and disinfected fast enough.

Counselling And Psychosocial Support

People with chronic illnesses that have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 might need support with their diet and mental health. It is to make sure that they keep in good health. Look for psychosocial and counseling support from well-trained healthcare professional.