May 30, 2020

How to eat healthy during Covid-19

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Good nutrition is crucial to health, especially at a time when the immune system may need to fight back. Restricted access to fresh produce may compromise the chances of continuing to eat a good and nutritious diet. It may also potentially contribute to increased consumption of highly processed foods, which happen to be high in fat, sugar, and salt.

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5 Tips to clean fruit and vegetables adequately before eating:

1. Wash your hands before you wash your produce

The value of hand washing to avoid the transmission of Covid-19 cannot be stressed enough. When you’re about to rinse vegetables, you need to make sure your hands are clean. Wash them for at least 20 seconds before washing fruit and vegetable. It’s a wise idea to wash them afterwards, too.

Wash your hands

2. Rinse your food well in freshwater

All vegetable and fruit items from the market should be rinsed in running water, supported by hand rubbing. This is all that is required to clean most of the vegetables. The FDA advises, “Rinse produce before you peel it so that the dirt and bacteria are not transferred from the knife to the fruit or vegetables.”

3. Never use soap or detergent

It’s an absolute misconception that soap, detergent, or some special liquid is needed to be washed. Gently massage produces when holding under clear running water. There is no need to use soap or disinfect.” When injury or damage appears before eating or handling, it is better to cut the damaged areas before cooking or eating.

4. If required, use a brush or a sponge

When washing root vegetables such as potatoes or carrots, a brush or sponge can be used to assure that all dirt is removed. Use a clean brush to wash firm items such as melons and cucumbers.

Brushing the vegetable

5. Some vegetables and fruit need additional care.

Fruits such as berries and grapes need special care during the cleaning process. Fruits such as berries and grapes need special care during the cleaning process. Place in a strainer and wash under running water to remove pathogens. In the same way, lettuce and leafy greens should be put in a bowl of cold water. Discard the outer leaves of the head of lettuce or cabbage and wipe them with a towel for better results.

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