Following a healthy balanced diet can help you to stay healthy during challenging times.
Partnering a varied diet with physical exercise and good sleep can make a big difference to our health and wellbeing.
No food or supplement has been approved by the European Food Safety Authority to boost immunity or treat infections.
Good hygiene and following government advice remain the best way to avoid getting Covid-19.
However, there are many nutrients that are involved in promoting a normal functioning immune system. We would advise following a healthy balanced diet in accordance with the ‘Eatwell guide’ to support a healthy immune system.
Getting enough Vitamin D is important for supporting a healthy immune system. The majority of this comes from sunlight rather than the foods we eat. However, during the darker autumn and winter months, we are advised to take a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of Vitamin D. If you are self-isolating or are not spending much time in sunlight, you should consider a supplement.
Firstly, there is no need to stockpile or to buy more food than you normally would. Buying too much fresh food can lead to food becoming spoilt and wasted.
Instead, here are some helpful tips:
Working at home can pose several challenges if you are trying to manage your weight. Food can be easier to access, tempting us to eat more than we usually would.
To help to prevent weight gain we’ve put together the following tips:
Weight Management Leicestershire offers free, tailored support to help you reach your weight goal. Explore our services for adults, children and families, in pregnancy and for men.
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