Our Sport Wales Performance Nutrition team talk nutrition and how to maintain a healthy, balanced diet during lockdown.
6 top tips for nutrition ‘under lockdown’
Focus on hand hygiene around any preparation and eating. Always remember to follow best practice for food safety. Not sure what this is? Find out more by visiting here.
Don't waste your money or precious basket space on "immune boosting" foods and drinks. You cannot “boost” your immune system through diet, and no specific food or supplement will prevent you catching COVID-19/Coronavirus. Good hygiene practice remains the best means of avoiding infection.
If you are working at home and your usual routine is out of sync, try and stick to your regular meals times. This will help avoid unnecessary snacking or impulse eating.
Try to continue to eat a rainbow of different coloured fruits and veggies. Remember frozen or tinned are just as nutritious as fresh!
Steaming, microwaving, grilling or baking are the cooking methods that best preserve vitamin content.
When you eat, stop working, playing on your iPad, watching TV etc. Sit down and focus fully on eating and enjoying your meal.
More info ….
- For further evidenced based nutrition information, visit the BDA website https://www.bda.uk.com/resource/covid-19-corona-virus-advice-for-the-general-public.html.
- If you enjoy cooking and want to make the most of more time at home, look for recipe inspiration on the Change 4 life app
- Follow our Performance Nutritionists on Instagram at @SWPNutrition for recipes, quizzes and lots of other content