Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Aticle Volume 7 Issue 8

Assessment of Dietary Intake to Boost the Immune System during the COVID- 19 Pandemic Lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Online Survey Study

Sunita Mishra1* and Abhishek Yadav2

1Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition, School of Home Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India
2MSc Student, Department of Food and Nutrition, School of Home Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India

*Corresponding Author: Sunita Mishra, Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition, School of Home Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India.

Received: June 06, 2023; Published: July 06, 2023

Abstract

People's diets and lifestyles have been disrupted by the Corona virus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic. This study's objectives were to examine any changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, to quantify food consumption among people of different ages using the Food Consumption Score, and to determine the factors that affected those changes. Additionally, it evaluated the use of immune-stimulating food supplements as a virus-prevention strategy, such as gooseberries and spices. For the current study, information was gathered from adults in India between the ages of 15 and 50 (divided into young and middle-aged adults) via an online survey in the form of a questionnaire. The study found that young adults had higher Food Consumption Scores than their middle-aged counterparts over the two time points before COVID-19 and during COVID-19. The pandemic also resulted in an increase in the intake of foods renowned for their immune-boosting properties, including as spices, gooseberries, and Neem. The study's findings show an increase in nutritional awareness across all age categories, particularly in terms of consumption of immune-boosting foods during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19; Immune System; Vitamin C; Lockdown; Pandemic

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Citation

Citation: Sunita Mishra and Abhishek Yadav. “Assessment of Dietary Intake to Boost the Immune System during the COVID- 19 Pandemic Lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Online Survey Study".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 7.8 (2023): 02-09.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Sunita Mishra and Abhishek Yadav. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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