Making Health and Nutrition a Priority During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Novel coronavirus harms the coating of lung cells. A balanced diet can create a strong defense for the body to fight the infection. You should eat a proper diet full of essential nutrients to restore and maintain the health of the cells. Vitamins and minerals found in eggs and chicken along with vegetables can maintain the requirement of necessary supplements to support and keep your immune health during the quarantine. Chicken is packed with essential nutrients like B Vitamins, Zinc, Folate, Selenium, and Vitamin A required for a healthy immune system.

Here are healthy ways to eat chicken:

The healthiest way to cook chicken is by reducing the fat content of the meals and preparing chicken with little or no added solid fats, sodium, refined starches. It is always a healthy practice to choose skinless chicken and cook it without the addition of trans fats. Few healthy preparation options for preparing chicken include roasting, baking, broiling, steaming, grilling, and poaching.

You can also bake chicken breast with smoked paprika, dried oregano, basil, garlic, salt and pepper, and light olive oil or avocado oil and serve it with broccoli, baked tomatoes, beans, and mashed potatoes. 

Some of the sides that go well with chicken are Mushroom Rice, Garlic Green Beans, Lemon-Glazed Carrots, Peas, Mashed Potatoes or Red Potato Salad, Microwave Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Sautéed Zucchini, and Spinach salad.  

If you are looking for a balanced Indian meal, then make sure to include brown rice, veggies, wheat bread on the side. 

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