Health experts on Saturday stressed the need for inclusion of vitamins and minerals in daily diet to build immunity for the battle against COVID-19.
The present pandemic has brought the focus back on the role of vitamins as part of nutrition going beyond popular proteins and carbohydrates, they said.
These views were shared during a session held at the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in New Delhi.
The session was held while concluding the second edition of the ‘Illness to Wellness’ series themed ‘Building immunity through nutritious food during COVID-19’ by ASSOCHAM.
The experts weighed in that traditional Indian foods and natural herbs are a potent combination to avert threat from the deadly virus.
The experts highlighed traditional food items and Ayurvedic herbs that can increase immunity level in the body.
The experts also dismissed the need for a protein or carbohydrate-rich diet, instead advocated for a wholesome, balanced diet, especially in times of coronavirus.
Besides, the experts also commented on other aspects which have been impacted after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.