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Maintain healthy diet during quarantine

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Now that the entire country is under lockdown and quarantine at homes to fight against COVID-19, people are eating more while staying at homes.

Moreover, they do not have enough exercise as there is no chance of going out.

In this context, if you do not maintain a healthy diet in this period, it will impact you adversely.

Below is a healthy diet plan to be followed during the quarantine:

  • Eating foods that have high sugar can increase the risk of getting obese. They also can cause oral cavities. If you are diabetic, they will increase your blood sugar levels. Hence, avoid sugary foods.
  • Have small meals every three or four hours to improve your metabolism. This helps burn more calories. Choose smaller plates to consume a fewer quantity of meal. Several studies revealed that people tend to eat 30% more if the food is served in large plates.
  • Eat slowly for better digestion and greater satiety. Chewing more promotes easy digestion. It also increases the feeling of satisfaction. Hence, you eat less meal and control weight gain.
  • Reduce saturated fats that increase the risk of coronary artery diseases. Avoid eating butter, biscuits etc.
  • Lower your sodium intake to prevent the risk of high blood pressure which can lead to heart diseases or strokes. Avoid chips and packed foods that have more salt.
  • Consume whole-grain foods like brown rice, oats, quinoa, whole wheat etc. They help you feel full for a longer time and thus can manage weight.
  • Drink more water to keep your body hydrated for a long-time. Deficiency of water leads to several health problems.
  • Consume more proteins to get a feeling of fullness for longer times. Also, eat more vegetables and fruits.
  • Try to do small exercises like stretches and walking in your home to keep your body active and avoid many lifestyle diseases.

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