Covid-19: Recipes, Dietetic advice and false myths, in collaboration with Ariel (RD in Taiwan)


First of all there is not a cure or a sure prevention for the virus yet, so all of these is to help to boost your immune system and prevent malnutrition which might be helpful in lot of circumstances, this one included

But we need to be careful on all the misinformation and myths circulating on the internet, on desperate time like this, we still need to check the sources before believing in what we find online because anyone can give an opinion and some of them could be misleading

Here some myths and fake news I have found that are NOT true and  is just made to clickbait:


  • Some of the most dangerous are: drinking bleach or snorting cocaine can cure the virus, which is absolutely FALSE
  • Vitamin C unfortunately will not prevent to catch the virus
  • Oregano oil is not a cure against the virus
  • Lot of video showing food to avoid in order to not catch the virus are made without any scientifically proof, so not trustworthy at all

Always check for reliable sources/articles.



As mentioned before nutrition is still important to improve your immune system and be ready for this challenging times, and especially avoid any kind of deficiencies and malnutrition which could make a person more vulnerable


As I am writing this post I can directly hear from my friends in Italy (where now there is a complete lockdown) how the boredom and emotional eating could be the main challenge during the quarantine


Emotional Eating;
Stress and Anxiety are normal consequences and need to be considered, is it ok to worry about friends and relatives and for yourself, but how do we avoid to panic and comfort eating?

So let's discuss how to avoid and deal with these

The mental health is very important as always and having new hobbies and keeping in touch with people through social media, calls, video calls will be a small but effective way to reduce the stress

Food talking, we discussed in the previous posts many healthy snacks alternatives to still have something but without increasing your caloric and sugar intake drastically, so please have a look to the previous posts and here some useful links:
https://bettercallsaf.blogspot.com/2019/11/alternative-n3-to-manage-comfort-eating.html
https://bettercallsaf.blogspot.com/2019/10/snack-alternative-n3-bresaola.html
https://bettercallsaf.blogspot.com/2019/09/skyr-products-and-nordic-style-yoghurts.html
https://bettercallsaf.blogspot.com/2019/06/belvita-breakfast.html




But mindful eating could be the key to deal better every single day during the quarantine:


  • Focusing just on what you are eating without distractions like TV, phone or laptop
  • Slowing down and tasting more to appreciate and help to notice the portion you are having 
  • Asking yourself if you are really hungry or is more due to boredom, and think twice before crabbing a snacks that could be avoided 


Safkit




This post was made in collaboration with my colleague Dietitian from Taiwan who wrote this following chapter please have look to her website for more interesting posts: https://arie.cc





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分享曾在先前提到的營養師隨手寫菜單,與此篇的增強免疫力及避免營養不良,翻譯成英文版供大家參考:
Previous posts about COVID-19 mentioned a meal plan for boosting the immune system and prevent malnutrition. 

營養師隨手寫菜單Recipe from RD




Breakfast: A cup of Milk/Yogurt 
+ Egg with Toast
Breakfast Dessert: Kiwi * 1, 
Lunch: Teppanyaki-with Oysters 
(Including cruciferous plants, garlic)
Noon: Guava * 1, or  Orange*1, 
or strawberries
Dinner: Sukiyaki ( a lot of green leafy 
vegetables + Egg Liquid + Carrot + 
Red Pepper + Tofu)
Supper: Yogurt / Buttermilk
* Less coffee, alcohol, smoke
It can make from home, keep social distancing
Some alternative snack with low calories, such as instant roast sea sedge, dried vegetable cookies



早:牛奶/優酪乳+吐司夾蛋
早點:奇異果*1顆
午:鐵板燒-蚵仔套餐
(含十字花科植物、蒜頭)
午點:芭樂*1顆
晚:壽喜燒(必選綠葉蔬
菜+蛋液+紅蘿蔔+紅椒+豆腐)
晚點:優酪/優酪乳
*少咖啡、酒、菸
可換在家簡單製作,減少出入公共場合
還有一些點心零食的準備像是:海苔、脆乾蔬菜






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