There is little doubt that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives—from virtual classrooms to telecommuting to early restaurant closing times to outright quarantines. Observing public health measures and reducing exposure to the virus are required to slow the spread of this disease. No one knows how long these virus safety measures will need to stay in place, but it presents a perfect time to protect and improve your health while practicing social distancing. Healthy eating is especially important for keeping your immune system in top condition.
Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, professor, Kaitlyn Eck, teaching assistant, and Jaclyn Maurer Abbot, instructor, are nutritionists affiliated with the Rutgers Department of Nutritional Sciences and members of the American Society for Nutrition. They offer this advice on staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic in an article that appears on the American Society for Nutrition website.