Try the COVID diet plan to stay fit and healthy with stronger immune system during lockdown

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We’ve listed some key nutrients that you can include in your healthy ‘COVID diet’ plan to help you stay hale and hearty, maintain weight loss during the lockdown.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Eating a balanced diet will help you stay healthy and fit with stronger immune system
  • People who make healthier food choices tend to be fitter with lower risk of chronic conditions
  • Here are some key nutrients that will help you lose weight, boost immunity and improve overall health

New Delhi: Good nutrition and regular physical activity are the backbone to a healthier, fitter life. Eating well is even more crucial in times like these when your immune system might need to fight back and defend you against viruses, including the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Excess body fat, especially belly fat, triggers immune cells that can harm your body. Eating a varied, balanced diet will also help you maintain a healthy weight with stronger immunity. Given the link between nutrition, body weight, immune system and COVID-19, we’ve listed some key nutrients that you can include in your healthy ‘COVID diet’ plan to help you stay hale and hearty, maintain weight loss during the lockdown.Perhaps, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have shifted our focus to healthful behaviours, particularly immunity-boosting foods, in the absence of a safe vaccine and treatment for the virus. But figuring out what to eat to stay fit can be yet another daily challenge. This simple diet plan that includes several vital nutrients involved with the normal functioning of the immune system such as copper, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, iron and dietary fibre (COVID) can come in handy when meal prepping.Foods to eat on the COVID diet to support immunity, promote weight loss

  1. Copper: This essential micronutrient is rarely discussed although it plays a major role in maintaining a healthy body, including the normal functioning of the immune system. Copper helps you make red blood cells, keep nerve cells healthy, break down fat, form collagen, and support the immune system. It is essential for growth and overall health. Food sources rich in copper are seafood (lobster, squid, oyster), nuts, beans (lentils, soybeans), fruit and vegetables, etc.

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