The Covid-19 pandemic has generated a wave of health-consciousness. Yes, people have become more conscious of their diet and dietary habits. They have realised that it is important to improve the immune system to fight the novel coronavirus. It is a fact that we cannot eradicate the virus completely. We have to learn to live with it and develop our immunity against it. Herd immunity is the only way out to contain the virus.
Well, our immune system is dependent on our diet and sleep habits. We have to maintain a schedule to stay healthy, mentally and physically. A routine life would help us to stay fit during self-isolation. Moreover, it would help us during our transition to normalcy. After the lock-down is curbed, just sanitisers and masks are not enough to protect ourselves from being infected by the virus. We need to improve our immune system by adopting healthy eating habits and a sustainable lifestyle. Hence, it is understandable that the following foods would become an intricate part of our lifestyle after the lock-down. Yes, the consumption of the following food items on a regular basis would be the new normal.
Turmeric is regarded as a natural antiseptic. You must add it in your diet in considerable amounts. Turmeric is effective to cure regular cough and cold. It has the potential to fight against the Covid-19 virus and improve our immunity. Hence, carry some turmeric roots along while travelling. You can ask for some hot drinking water in one of the hourly couple friendly hotels in Koramangala, while travelling in Bangalore and drink it along with a bite of the turmeric. You would also find turmeric milk in the menu of many hotels and restaurants. Thus, you can order a glass of turmeric milk as well.
Lemon and other citrus fruits are a great source of Vitamin C. The vitamin is important to improve our immunity to ward off infections from the virus. They are effective against common cold and influenza as well. Whenever you go on a vacation, do visit the local market and buy some lemons. When you visit Bangalore, do request the reception in one of the hourly couple friendly hotels in Indiranagar for a glass of warm drinking water. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze it in the water for a healthy morning drink.
Nuts are a rich source of Vitamin E. The vitamin is essential for the immune system. So, try to include various types of nuts like almonds, walnuts and pistachios in your diet. They can be a healthy snacking option. Carry a pack of the nuts whenever you go on a trip to munch in-between meals. Sometimes, when it might get late to hit the bed, you can munch on the crunchy delights before checking into one of the hourly couple friendly hotels in Bandra in Mumbai or any other place.
Ginger is a famous spice, renowned for its anti-allergy properties. It is full of anti-oxidants that help to improve our immunity and fight against infectious diseases. You can boil ginger in water or with milk for a healthy drink. You can also cook it with vegetables or prepare the curry. The ginger would add a delicious flavour to the dishes. You would definitely enjoy the taste of it. When you go on a trip, you can try to include more dishes with ginger in the recipe for a healthy stay. You can also request the reception for a warm glass of ginger milk or hot water with ginger. It can be a great drink to de-stress at night, before going to bed. When you check into one of the hourly couple friendly hotels in Aerocity in Delhi or any other place, do request for a glass of ginger milk or water. Even ginger tea can help to boost your immunity. You would definitely find ginger tea everywhere.
Pulses are a great source of protein. Meat has many health hazards associated with it. Pulses are an excellent alternative to meat. Protein is essential to strengthen our immune system as it regulates our lipid serum and thus our blood pressure. It is important to have our pressure in check to fight against any bacteria or virus. Moreover, proteins also provides strength to each and every cell in our body. That strength is essential to ward off diseases. Try to dine on a pulse based meal while travelling around. So, when you visit Mumbai, order dal-chappatti for dinner in one of the hourly couple friendly hotels in Dadar or any other place.
Now, everyone agrees that fruits should be an essential part of our diet. Fruits help to keep us hydrated. The water content in fruits is very high and our body cells can retain that water only. The water that we drink cannot be retained completely by each and every cell. Thus, fruits are essential to strengthen each and every cell to fight any foreign bodies. Try to visit the local markets during your stay and buy as much fruits as possible because they are perishable. Fruits can be a great dinner or snack option as well. If you are craving for sweets, it is wiser to eat a fruit than a sweetened candy or dessert. Thus, when you visit Kolkata, bunk the idea of dining in a fancy restaurant and dine on fruits after checking into one of the hourly couple friendly hotels in Esplanade or any other place.
Besides the above list you must also include plenty of fresh vegetables and fish in your diet. Other spices like clove, cardamom and black pepper are also essential to improve your immunity. You must take proper care of your health and stay hydrated. Proper sleep and exercises are a must to be fit and healthy.
Besides staying physically fit, you also need to take proper care of the children by keeping them engaged with a variety of activities during the lockdown. Yes, this is the new normal. But, this too shall pass and we would hug each other soon without any hesitation.