Published on October 2020 | Food Science

AN OVERVIEW OF BALANCED DIET ON COVID-19
Authors: Kimeera Ambati, Dr. K V Sucharitha
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Journal Name: Journal of Information and Computational Science
Volume: 13 Issue: 10 Page No: 7-13
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Abstract:

Covid19 is a respiratory disease which was declared as pandemic by world health organization (WHO). It was affected from animal to humans and now all humans are in self-isolation to prevent the spread of viral infection. Vulnerable groups especially children, women and old people are at risk of getting affected by respiratory infections. During quarantine due to self-isolation and less exposure to outside world might lead to consuming high rate of diets which are high in saturated fats, simple sugars, refined carbohydrates which might lead to metabolic disorders like obesity which can complicate other health issue like hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes increasing the risk of covid19 pathology and mortality. Optimal nutrition and dietary nutrient intake impact the immune system and helps in strengthening the immune system. A proper diet can ensure that the body is in proper state to defeat the viruses.Nutrition plays a key role in health which most importantly when taken as balanced diet with adequate requirement of complex carbohydrate like whole grains, protein rich legumesand meats, vitamin and mineral rich fresh fruit and vegetable which have all antioxidants, known as protective foods helps in boosting the immune system and increase the potential response to viral vaccine preventing the infections of respiratory tract during self-isolation and quarantine lockdown.

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