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Nutritionists Seek Guidelines on Diets to Beat COVID-19

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The government has been tasked to advise Ugandans on the most appropriate foods they should take to keep coronavirus diseases like COVID-19 at bay.

David Kabanda, a lawyer working with the Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights, says that while it’s scientifically proven that foods rich in vitamin C can provide prophylaxis against infection and help those that are already positive to recover, the government hasn’t come up with any initiatives that check what people are feeding on during this time when infections are spiralling.

Some of the foods recommended as important in the fight against COVID-19 according to nutritionists include vitamin c rich fruits like lemon, orange, onion, watermelon, yellow bananas, apples, leafy vegetables that include spinach, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.

Kabanda said the Health Minister should have already signed a statutory instrument to guide on diets, just like it has issued guidelines on wearing of masks, instituted curfew and other guidelines meant to counter the transmission of coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

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