World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16 across the globe. Several organizations that are concerned with food security like the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the World Food Program and more engaged with food safety. This day is observed to spread awareness for those who suffer from hunger and to ensure the need for food security and nutritious diets for all. The main objective of World Food Day is to consider food as a basic and fundamental human right.
The COVID-19 global health crisis has taught us to respect and value things we truly cherish and our most basic needs. These uncertain times have made many of us rekindle our appreciation for healthy food.
Food is the essence of life and the bedrock of our cultures and communities. Preserving access to safe and nutritious food is and will continue to be an essential part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for poor and vulnerable communities, who are hit hardest by the pandemic and resulting economic shocks.
Moreover, it’s the time to support our food heroes – farmers and Agricultural workers throughout the food system.
Immunity Boosting Foods
- Citrus fruits
Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells, which are key to fighting infections.
Almost all citrus fruits are high in vitamin C. With such a variety to choose from, it’s easy to add a squeeze of this vitamin to any meal.
- Red bell peppers
Red bell peppers contain almost 3 times as much vitamin C as a Florida orange. They’re also a rich source of beta carotene.
Apart from boosting your immune system, vitamin C can maintain healthy skin, Beta carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A which helps keep your eyes and skin healthy.
Enriched with vitamins A, C, and E, as well as fiber and many other antioxidant, broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables you can put on your plate.
Garlic is known for immune boosting properties which found in almost every cuisine in the world. It adds a little zing to food and it’s a must-have for your health.
Ginger is known for decreasing chronic pain and might even possess cholesterol lowering properties. It may help decrease inflammation, sore throat and inflammatory illness.