As India experiences an upsurge in COVID-19 cases, the value of a good, balanced diet has become all the more crucial for health, especially at a time when the immune system must fight back. We understand that many of us may have limited access to fresh food with closures and curfews in place; but that doesn’t mean that we end up compromising on a diet that promotes good health. Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, in an Instagram post, shared some tips to help those recovering from coronavirus infection at home. She has established a five-step diet – from breakfast to dinner – that includes everything a person needs to eat for their health and well-being.
Take a look at Rujuta Diwekar’s 5-step plan:
1. The nutritionist asks everyone to start the day by consuming soaked almonds and raisins. Almonds are a rich source of protein, and raisins help provide a good amount of iron.
2. For breakfast, ragi dosa or a bowl of porridge is the best option, according to the nutritionist. It looks like Rujuta herself is following this trick because in a previous Insta post she was seen indulging in ragi dosa with green chutney and a cup of coffee.
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3. Jaggery and ghee are highly recommended by Rujuta as an accompanying snack during or after lunch. One can choose to have this nutritious combination with roti, she says.
4. For dinner, Rujuta recommends a simple khichdi. This all-in-one meal is easy to prepare and includes all the essential nutrients. It is light on the intestines, considered a comfort food, and helps you sleep well. Here are some khichdi recipes to try.
5. The last tip is important because it talks about staying hydrated. Along with water, you should also include homemade lime juice and buttermilk in your daily routine. Find some of the soothing buttermilk options here.
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A few days ago, Rujuta explained to his followers how to use Indian spices in the right way. She debunked the popular food trend of consuming spice shots or pills as the first thing in the morning. Rujuta also shared tips on using spices in the regular menu.
We love the way Rujuta provides her health-conscious followers with actionable advice. COVID-19 or not, you may want to consider following these simple tips as part of your daily routine.