However, because so many of us are going through the "fear of the unknown", there are so many steps we CAN take to try and keep us healthy and sane.
Right now there is no BETTER time to get more vegetables and fruits on our plates! These are the foods that will STRENGTHEN our IMMUNE SYSTEM--remember, the ONLY WAY to PREVENT any kind of illness from grabbing hold of us is to have a STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM. Vegetables and fruits are the ONLY foods filled with antioxidants, vitamins, phytochemicals, minerals and FIBER--animal products do NOT give us the same nutritional profile AT ALL!!
If you are now spending more time at home, now is your chance to get your kitchen ORGANIZED--buy frozen vegetables and fruits, potatoes, rice, and beans--these products are soooooo inexpensive!!! The potatoes, rice and beans NEED to be the STAR of the show with lots of vegetables and fruits. This is not rocket science!
The BONUS is while eating like this, you will MOST DEFINITELY LOSE WEIGHT without even trying! The only 'RULE' to remember is this: Fill half of your plate with vegetables, any kind, and the other half of your plate with some sort of a starch like potatoes, or rice, or beans. Eat the whole plate, and if you want more, fill it again with half vegetables and half starches, eat a second plate--it DOESN'T MATTER!! When you eat like this, you eat until you are full, (not Thanksgiving full, but full), and eat again when you are hungry. Listen to your body!!
Now more than ever we need to give our body what it needs to keep us HEALTHY. We certainly do not want to end up alone in a hospital bed fighting for our life. Remember, the MOST NUTRIENT RICH food on the planet are the GREENS--any green leafy vegetable is loaded with POWERFUL ammunition that will feed our immune system. This is the ONLY way to keep us running strong.
Here is a TIP SHEET with ways to keep you and your family healthy during this very trying time: