Eating in the time of the coronavirus pandemic has taken on a whole new meaning. For some people, they feel like eating is the only thing they have to do. For others, it’s one of the only things they can control. Either way, it’s important to implement healthy eating practices.
A key part of a person’s diet is fruits and vegetables, but some worry that these products may carry unwanted germs. Those concerns hold little merit, as long as the fruits and vegetables are washed properly by the buyer.
“Just wash your foods when you bring them home. Just wash them,” said University Medical Center Registered Dietician Suzanne Henson. “Please don’t use harsh chemicals. We have seen some people do that. Don’t do that. Then you can tun the risk of having problems from something else. Also again. Use those local produce markets that we have open. They are all doing curbside delivery. Those are fantastic resources. All that produce is fresh. It has usually come in from local famers. That is always a great resource.”
Another tip that Henson provided for living a healthier lifestyle while in quarantine is to not buy foods that you tend to overeat.