What To Eat To Prevent Coronavirus
The Coronavirus, like all viruses, is a micro-organism that needs to “eat” to thrive.
Its favorite foods are:
Gluten (all bread, pasta, rye, wheat, barley, oats)
Dairy (all cheese, milk, yogurt, butter)
Sugar (not from fruits)
Fats from oils like corn oil, sunflower oil, canola oil
Fats from peanut butter and other nut butters
Fats from red meat, chicken, pork
(these are also the foods of choice for all viruses)
When you consume these foods regularly, you are essentially creating an internal terrain that is hospitable to disease. Whether that’s Corona virus or any other virus or any disease really.
To fortify your body and strengthen your immunity (this is the only true power you have right now); you must completely eliminate or reduce these foods. By doing so, you reduce the chances of the virus finding its way to you; or, if, God forbid, you become infected, the virus will not be able to proliferate and gain strength; which means your symptoms and recovery time will be shortened.
If you continue to eat these foods or if you are already infected and continue to eat these foods then the virus has a much higher chance of proliferating; strengthening and weakening your health even further.
If there was ever a time to take changing your eating habits very seriously, it is now. You need to protect yourself and your family.
Instead, this is what you need to eat to fortify your body and strengthen your immunity:
Lemons; limes; oranges; all the berries you can find; bananas; potatoes; apples; all the greens and herbs you can get and freeze or get them frozen; hormone-free chicken; beef and fish; seeds; nuts; pulses; brown rice; jasmin rice; olive oil; dried fruits.
Make the bulk of your day fruits and vegetables; consume 1 portion of animal protein once a day, preferably after 12pm; and limit your fat intake.
Also stay away from:
canned rice pudding/desserts
biscuits and sweets
fried frozen food
syrups and jam
cured meats (beef jerky, salami, pâté)
energy bars and protein bars
cereals and instant porridge
And add these supplements daily:
Vitamin C: The best form of Vitamin C is Ester C. You can find it here. .
Zinc: The best form is Liquid Zinc. You can find it here.
Selenium: Find it here.
B12: The best form is liquid B12. Find it here.
If you are in Cairo and don’t have access to these particular supplements, then make do with whatever is readily available to you. I’m giving you the best form and source, but that doesn’t mean that you are limited to these. For the lemon balm tea, it’s also called ‘melissa’ and can be found at most herbalists (3attars).
This is the time to focus on strengthening the nutritional value of your diet and feed your immune system. Because it’s literally the ONLY thing we can do to protect our immunity and make sure it’s not overloaded with toxins from food; drinks; and stress.
When your immunity is compromised from having to deal with these toxins, it makes it much easier for any disease to take hold.
Dana Dinnawi is an Integrative Nutrition health coach specializing in empowering women to improve their health and family life. She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied more than one hundred dietary theories and a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. She can be reached through her website and Facebook page.