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Abstract

The corona virus pandemic is causing the worst ever health disaster in the recent decades. Continuously newer drugs are being tried for the same with variable success. There has been much talk about one’s immunity and the corona survival.  There are a lot of traditional food items which can increase the immunity with an additional benefit of some antiviral properties. Citrus fruits, sitaphal, apple papaya are among the fruits. Vegetables including broccoli, onion, garlic and green leaves are a few vegetables. Nuts, ginger, turmeric, pepper, egg yolk, shell fish, mushroom are some of the miscellaneous dietary supplements which have both properties. In a pandemic scenario, diet and nutrition can be an important supplement to pharmacy to counter viruses. We have tried to give complete menu for a day with such properties.  The major hiccup may be the non-availability of certain foods. Hence, we have also suggested many alternate recipes to tackle this problem. This sample menu and their alternatives are being given for a normal adult. Needy changes should be contemplated according to age, sex, body mass index and daily physical activities.

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pandemic corona virus nutrition diet

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Suchitra M R, & Parthasarathy S. (2020). Nutrition and corona virus: Plan a diet in a pandemic. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 110-114. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.2241