ANGUISH OWED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC: NEED OF CONSIDERATION TO BOOST IMMUNITY THROUGH FOOD HABITS AND AYUSH RECOMMENDATIONSAbstract
World Health Organization (WHO) designated the COVID-19 or more commonly called Coronavirus disease, a “public health emergency of international concern” on January 30, 2020, and declared it a pandemic on March 11, 2020, which threatens human wellbeing around the world. With no proven pharmacological treatment, therapy (such as plasma, bacteriophage, virophage) drug approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against COVID-19 and the frequent transmission of infection resulting in progression of infected person; made the situation more critical. The critical pandemic situation created by COVID-19 realized that nutrition becomes a priority to boost immune function as what we eat can have severe health impacts and medical consequences. The present assessment focused on enhancing awareness among people to maintain a healthy lifestyle through balanced food, nutrition, and eating habits, and AYUSH recommendations to overcome inevitably caused distress due to pandemic situation.
P. Mishra * and R. R. Mishra
Food Processing and Management, DDU Kaushal Kendra, RGSC, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
11 January 2021
14 May 2021
17 May 2021
01 July 2021