The sensible guide to #Lockdown nutrition
We’re heading into the second phase of the Namibian lockdown and with the Winter season fast approaching, you might want to re-evaluate the way you stock up on your healthy foods.
With the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirming that maintaining a healthy lifestyle during lockdown could boost people’s chances of fast recovery if they were to contract COVID-19, it’s clear that what you eat during this time is very important.
Follow these tips to get in your healthy nutrients during the lockdown:
Get in as many nutrients as possible
The three most important nutrients to be taking right now are Vitamins C (found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, broccoli, etc.) and Vitamin A (found in eggs, orange and yellow vegetables and fruits, spinach, etc.) as well as Zinc (found in nuts, eggs, whole grains, etc.).
Planning meals in advance
Eating at home all the time can get boring so make sure to plan ahead and avoid having moments when you have no clue what to cook.
The Independent.com also advises that planning meals in advance is one of the best ways to prevent waste as using up all of the ingredients you have before buying more.
Freezing fresh food
To avoid wastage, freeze fresh vegetables and fruits to avoid having them go bad. Fruits like bananas, berries, and melons are great for freezing and turning into smoothies. Most fresh food lasts longer than we realize when frozen, with some being able to go for up to six months in the freezer.