Food In Times Of Covid-19

In times of pandemic and confinement, it is necessary more than ever to respect the recommendations of healthy eating; below we share two topics of great importance for better health in times of quarantine.

People with a low vitamin diet are more likely to get sick. And in times of pandemic and confinement, it is necessary more than ever to respect the recommendations of healthy eating such as; hydrate well, eat 5 units of fruits and/or vegetables per day, prefer to eat legumes and whole-grain products, eat animal products in a moderate way, consume good fats such as olive oil, seeds and nuts, and above all avoid the consumption of junk food and foods with refined sugar.

For the same reason, the specialist in obesity and vegetarian and vegan nutrition, advises us to eat a balanced diet, since certain characteristics in the diet can prevent overconsumption of food, reducing feelings of hunger and providing greater satiety. “For this, an adequate supply of fibre is important, from whole foods, fruits, vegetables and seeds. Adequate consumption of proteins from white meat, legumes, eggs and dairy products. Drink enough water during the day and avoid long periods of fasting; for this, it is important to establish feeding schedules and avoid the consumption of food between meals.

It is important to turn to a professional nutritionist when:

  • You want to control your weight.
  • You are exercising regularly.
  • You have chronic diseases (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or triglycerides, hypothyroidism, etc.)
  • You need a special diet (Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free)
  • You want to improve your eating habits to have an adequate supply of nutrients.

The importance of going to a professional is that each person has specific nutritional needs that must be covered, these can be modified in various situations, such as those mentioned above, and require, for example, an increase in protein consumption, a decrease in the total caloric intake, control carbohydrate consumption, exclude a nutrient from the diet, cover nutrient deficiencies, etc. We can achieve all this in the nutritional consultation to achieve, maintain and/or improve our health.