These days of confinement due to the coronavirus, a pandemic that we suffer worldwide, can have short-term consequences for our health as, according to some studies, the consumption of pre-cooked and processed products has increased compared with that of vegetables, fruits, legumes, and fresh products.
This along with eating more frequently to be at home and lack of activity can cause problems among people with other pathologies already. So we have to try to stay active and try to eat healthier than we can.
What type of food should we have?
The researchers recommend that we follow a balanced diet, as is the Mediterranean diet, in which extra virgin olive oil is prominently present.
Some of the benefits of olive oil is that it raises the amount of cells participating in the defense cycle and enhances resistance to foreign pathogens, and it assumes that olive oil is a great help against viral and bacterial infections.
Many recommended foods, along with olive oil, are not affected for our health in this situation we live in, such as:
- Bluefish, anchovies, sardines, salmon, mackerel, swordfish for its source vitamins of the group B and iron. Red meats, for example, beef, veal, or lamb. And real (not fried) roasted nuts;
- To get to vitamin b, because the deficiency causes issues in the nervous system and diseases, and suggests eating poultry and chickens, the latter because we like them better since they support the immune system with amino acids for their high biological value proteins.
- Last but not least, another set of recommended foods are vegetables that help prevent infections and strengthen the immune system, such as spinach, carrots, chard, pumpkin, beets, and broccoli. The fruits should not be forgotten: avocado, mango, oranges, blueberries, papaya, kiwis, blackberries, strawberries, bananas (for their high potassium content), and all citrus since they contain high levels of vitamin C.