The unanticipated and unwelcome arrival of COVID-19 has left most people stunned at the level of worldwide chaos unfolding. Particularly the way these changes are impacting on our ability to shop and eat in the way we are used to.
While our food sources and production remain relatively unharmed, it is commercial supply and demand which is failing us as consumers seek to stockpile in readiness for anticipated lockdowns, thereby depleting supermarket shelves of stock.
Panic buying rooted in fear is what has created a shortage of certain items, but as this virulent virus spreads at a rapid rate people are also fearful of exposing themselves to the risks it presents, especially to the vulnerable in our society.
As we maintain social distancing and self-isolation either by preference or mandate, we are desperately adjusting and adapting to new ways of doing things as coronavirus wreaks havoc upon our world. Naturally, we are worried about food – will there be a shortage? How and where and when will we be able to get it? Will supermarkets close down or run out of food?
Overseas trends indicate that we need not worry. Basic food supply will be available, even in lockdown. But as we also try to arm ourselves as best we can in this war against COVID-19, we need to consider the importance of optimum nutrition to maintain a strong and healthy immune system at a time when we need it most.
Impaired Nutrition Can Impair Our Immune System
Caitlin Kioa, the Head Nutritionist at Chefgood, says that a deficiency of important micronutrients can impair the body’s immune system thereby suppressing the immune functions we rely on to keep us safe and healthy during a pandemic like COVID-19. She advises that our bodies rely on essential minerals and vitamins such as vitamins A, C, D, E, B6, B12, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, folic acid and antioxidants, found in a wide range of healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, eggs, fish and plant-based proteins.
During a crisis such as what the world is facing in 2020, we adapt reluctantly but rapidly to change in our lives and implement new methods of meeting our fundamental needs. So, what can we do to ensure our body is provided with the fuel it needs to keep it strong, healthy and resistant to disease during stressful times?
Easy, Safe Access to Nutritious, Chef-Prepared Meals
One option to stay healthy when accessing food becomes difficult, may be to subscribe to a meal delivery service such as Chefgood. Chefgood meal plans are devised by nutritionists and prepared by in-house chefs, so the food is locally sourced, top quality, highly nutritious and freshly made. These healthy, preservative-free meals made with fresh ingredients are delivered to your door every week after you place your order online by 11:30 pm (AEDT) each Monday night.
Nutritionally balanced and calorie-controlled, Chefgood meal plans can create the opportunity to lose weight eating dietlicious, great-tasting meals, or you can choose to maintain your healthy weight and simply eat mouth-watering fit food during these trying times. Vegetarians are catered for too, with an exciting variety of meals created using plant-powered proteins for optimum nutrition.
Ordering is easy. Delivery is prompt, regular and reliable and the food is simply fabulous. With all there is to worry about in the world right now, at least food no longer needs to be a concern.