Foods To Avoid During COVID-19

Covid-19 And The Foods To Avoid

It is vital to get proper nutrition and hydration during this period of COVID-19. Those who consume a well-balanced diet continue to be safer with better immune systems and lower disease and infectious disease risk. You need to eat a range of nutritious foods every day to ensure your body requires vitamins, nutrients, dietary fiber, calcium, and antioxidants. However, there are also foods you should avoid during this period (COVID-19), so you don’t weaken your immune system. Here is a list of foods to avoid.


Added sugar is one of the worst parts of modern diets. Some forms of sugar, though, are worse than others, and the sugary beverages are particularly unhealthy. If you consume liquid calories, the brain does not recognize them as food. So you can end up increasing your overall calorie consumption significantly.

Sugar can cause insulin resistance when ingested in large quantities and is closely related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This is also associated with other medical illnesses, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Many people claim that the most fattening aspect of modern eating is sugary drinks, which consuming them in massive doses that will cause weight gain that obesity.


Due to the high saturated fat content, butter was demonized back in the day. Alternatively, various health authorities have started promoting margarine. Margarine was once rich in trans fats earlier in the day. It has less trans fats than before these days but is still filled with processed vegetable oils. Margarine is not food; It is an arrangement of chemical substances and processed oils made to look and taste like food.

The Framingham Heart Study shows that individuals who substitute butter to margarine are much more likely to die from heart disease. Eat real butter (preferably grass-fed) but avoid processed margarine and other artificial foods, if you want to improve your health.

Organic processed foods

The term “organic” has sadly been much like every other catchphrase in marketing. Food companies have discovered all sorts of ways to produce the same food, except for organic foods. It involves ingredients such as natural raw cane sugar, which is basically 100 percent the same as regular sugar. It is only just glucose and fructose, with little or no nutrients. In many cases, the difference is next to none between a food item and its natural counterpart. Processed foods that get organic labeling are not necessarily healthy. Please search the label for an inside view.

Flavored Yogurt

A lot of flavored yogurt options can contain more sugar than a slice of cake. Likewise, sugar is also laden with other sweet natural products, including milk, oatmeal, coconut water, and smoothies. It is essential to turn over the bottle and see precisely how much sugar has been used and what sort of sweetener has been used. I suggest you buy unsweetened yogurt or going for low in sugar and high in protein like Greek, Nordic, and Aussie yogurts.

Packaged salads

The salad will be a healthy and satisfying meal if done correctly. Yet ready-to-eat salads also contain a higher level of sodium and fat along with a whole lot of preservatives to preserve them from getting spoiled. This makes your homemade salad the best on organic salads (always go easy on the salad dressing!).

Processed Cereals

It’s a shame the way a handful of breakfast cereals are sold. Some of them have all kinds of health claims plastered on the package, even those that are advertised towards kids. This includes items as misleading as “whole grain” or “low fat.” However, looking at the list of ingredients, you’ll see that it’s basically nothing but processed foods, sugar, and artificial chemicals.

The fact is, if a food’s packaging suggests it’s healthy, then it’s actually not. The real healthy foods are the ones that require no safety statements. Natural food does not really need a list of ingredients since the product is real food.

Brown rice syrup 

This is also known as rice malt syrup is a wrongly believed safe sweetener. By exposing cooked rice to enzymes that break down the starch into basic sugars, that is how this sweetener is made. Brown rice syrup does not contain added fructose, only glucose. It’s good to skip refined fructose. However, rice syrup has a glycemic index of 98, indicating the glucose in it activates blood sugar very fast.

Rice syrup is, therefore, heavily processed and rarely contains vital nutrients. In other words, it’s calories that are “empty.” Many fears about arsenic contamination have been posed in this syrup, one reason to be very vigilant with such sweetener.

Dried fruit

A lot of packed dried fruit products have large amounts to a sugar. However, make sure you have no added sugar on the dried fruit you get. Being mindful of the portion size is also vital because dried fruit, store-bought or not, contains high levels of natural sugar.

Remember that during these unprecedented times we must be mindful of everything we do and eat, it’s imperative that we take care of ourselves and families. Covid19 or also known as coronavirus and or the novel coronavirus is very deadly. So to those who have underlying health problems, or slightly obese, these helpful tips on healthy living is essential.

Be mindful of the foods you eat and help keep those blood vessels as clear as possible. Processed foods, fatty meats, excessive amounts of junk foods and sugary drinks aide in one the leading cause of death, which is heart disease. As I have grown older and had a scare back in 2014, I had to make a conscious decision to change my eating habits, I have healthy eating habits now, and some of things I thought I couldn’t live without, is nothing to me now, such as Pepsi, and steaks.