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Sanitization of Groceries 

How coronavirus end up in your homes through the things you buy?

In the market, many people touch the fruits, vegetables, or other things that you finally end up buying. If anyone of them has the infection, the viruses could be present on the surface of the foods or there could be traces of the virus on the packaging as well.

When you go out to purchase, you may accidentally touch something that was earlier handled by an infected person.

Necessary Steps to Follow

After the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have entered a new era of human civilization where we have to keep ourselves sanitized always. Being quarantined for such a long time, we have been taught to be habituated to getting all the necessary food & grocery items at the doorstep so that we don’t need to go outside frequently. Well, the matter is, after receiving the items, we should always be sure that those are being disinfected properly, before intake.


Vegetables and Fruits:

Rinsing fruits and vegetables with soap is not at all a good idea, as there’s the danger of ingesting soap, which can cause gastrointestinal distress leading to vomiting and diarrhea when consumed in large quantities. Don't use alcohol-based wipes or any other scented wipes as they may cause health issues. If you’ve used it a couple of times in the past it won’t have done much damage. Simply run tap water on vegetables and fruits for about 20 seconds (the same duration you would wash hands for). Dumping veggies in a dishwasher is inadvisable.

Eggs: The best way to clean eggs is to rinse them with water thoroughly.

Packets and Cardboard Boxes: These can be wiped down with alcohol-based wipes since you will not be ingesting them.

However here are few steps to follow on daily basis:

  • Use of gloves When you are going to grab the box, it’s a must to use disposable gloves always.
  • Don’t take any chance of getting infected by direct skin contact.
  • Disposal After use, the next step to follow is the disposal of those used gloves in such a manner that it will not be harmful.
  • Sanitizing & washing Using sanitizer over the box or hands is okay, but never use it on food or groceries, never Intake of sanitizer by any means has resulted in serious damage to your health.
  • You can wash the vegetables or meat/fish with clean water for a certain time to make sure it’s cleaned.
  • Start the cooking procedure after clean your hand (with soap/hand wash for at least 20secs) and the utensils properly.
  • You must keep in mind that being clean, strictly following the WHO (World Health Organisation) guidelines & maintaining proper hygiene is the way to stay away from the highly infectious virus. 

 

Effects of Disruptions Food Supply Chain System in Online Delivery Business

As a result of the Covid-19 disaster, we had been entered a new world where we always have to maintain much more healthy & hygienic livings! During the long period of staying at home, we had to follow all the safety measures as much as possible. That food supply system, which was sustaining well till the pre-pandemic period, has been affected badly by the sudden disbalance that occurred.

Long Break in Tourism Business

The Tourism business has faced massive destruction in the lockdown period. A large number of people have lost their earnings. The surrounding food supply business, those were very much dependent on tourism, had been shaken by this wave! The lack of demand, as well as the lack of availability of the needed items, has put down the business into a very dark phase!

Homemade Foods

During this long period of lockdown, people have been habituated to make homemade foods more than ever before. Bringing food from outside has been reduced a lot due to the applied restrictions. People also are trying to avoid restaurant/hotel foods. This caused a notable effect on the system.

Lack of availability of raw items

The least number of transport availability created the lack of raw items such as fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, meat & others in some markets. Moreover, due to the fear of availability, some consumers had made a sustainable stock of the items. Thus, the minimum availability resulted in the need of increasing the service charge of the online food services.

Disbalance in costs

Due to the least availability & becoming expensive, the restaurants have removed several items from their list. On the other hand, some items were added as they were available & less expensive. Thus, the previous overall balance had been disrupted.

The businesses were affected in such a way that the whole online food delivery market has been facing huge challenges till now even after the lockdown was removed. The food supply businesses should take some necessary steps to sustain in this situation, such as reconstructing the business model, including new items in the list (such as groceries, raw non-veg items, spices, etc), running the business with proper strategy & keeping the focus on the long term to continue.

               Five Kitchen Hacks To Ace In Quarantine

 

During the lockdown, we end up buying a lot of groceries, greens to stock up our fridge. However, sometimes we end up wasting them due to incorrect storage methods. Leafy greens are perishable.

One should always understand that cooking food is a great way to distract your mind and keep your body active throughout this pandemic lockdown. Food helps in nourishing both bodies and our souls, and that’s more important during times when we feel anxious and isolated.

 

Here are 5 kitchen hacks to make your stay at home many ways easier.

 

1. Storing spices with salt

During this time not only the pandemic but also the cyclone and uneven weather kept us worried. So as we all know due to the monsoon there are chances of spices turning soggy due to humidity. So while storing your species make sure you are storing them in a jar, along with a pinch of salt in them. As chloride absorbs moisture it will prevent making spices soggy.

2. Microwave Lemons Before Cooking

Since everyone tends to keep lemons in the refrigerator they sometimes tend to harden and when we use them we don't get complete juice while we squeeze. So here is a quick microwave hack. Just microwave lemons for 30 seconds or just put them in hot water before using them. This softens the lemon and you extract maximum juice from it.

3. Store potatoes and Onions Separately

Have you ever wondered why your potatoes and onions get spoiled sooner? That's because most of us tend to store potatoes and onions together or one below the other. Since both release moisture and gas which spoils them faster so it is advised to store them separately which makes them last longer.

4. Turning Soggy Chips to Crispy

We all know how disappointing it is to eat soggy chips and as usual one cannot avoid getting them soggy. However, what we can do is just put tissue paper over a plate and spread the moist chips over it. Now cover it with another tissue paper and microwave it for 30 seconds. They will turn crispy again and you wouldn’t have to throw them away.

5. Storing Vegetables 

The easiest way to store all the veggies that can just puree and freeze them in ice cube trays. Spinach, kale, or collards puree can be added to healthy morning smoothies. so before they become inedible you have them ready to cook all in one place.

However, one can always order from outside for a little change. So RestroKings are here with all kinds of food and amazing services only for you guys.

 

Healthy Diet With RestroKings

We have always heard that a Healthy Body leads to a Healthy Mind. The healthy diet of food especially during this pandemic is a special concern. You must intake a proper amount of calories to stay healthy & fit. It’s estimated that an adult woman needs 1600-2400 calories per day and a man needs 2000-3000 calories per day (It can be variable by person to person). To maintain this, you should follow a proper diet plan depending on your physical appearance. You should be more conscious to choose what to eat when to eat and from whom to eat.

Comfort Foods

Healthy eating is all about a balanced diet. You can enjoy your comfort foods even if they are high in calories, fat or added sugars. The best way to have your comfort food is eating them once a week and balancing the same with some workout.

Tips to control comfort foods:

  • Eat them once a week or once a month.
  • If your favorite comfort food is a chocolate bar, have a smaller size or only half a bar.
  • Always try to use a lower-calorie version of any comfort food you wish to consume and add it to your monthly calendar.
  • Keep the food simple and quick to prepare as they burn out more calories of the food while cooking.

Vegetables

Add variety to grilled or steamed or raw vegetables with an herb such as rosemary. You can also just saute these vegetables on a  non-stick pan with a small amount of cooking spray. Or try frozen or canned vegetables for a quick side dish just microwave and serve. Look for canned vegetables without added salt, butter, or cream sauces. For variety, try a new vegetable each week.

Fruits

Fruit intake is a must and should for all people. Try different fruits beyond banana and apple-like kiwi grapes and strawberry. In the off-season, one can also try frozen or canned fruits. Each type of fruit brings its own unique set of nutrients and benefits to the table. The key is to eat fruits of various colors, as each color provides a different set of healthy nutrients.
 

Bump Up Your Fiber

Fiber is one thing that gives the body a lot of energy and makes your diet balanced.

  • Try to keep sliced veggies and fruit for snacks in your freezer.
  • Always start with a heavy breakfast, medium lunch, and fruitful dinner.
  • Instead of cooked or boiled veggies try to eat raw veggies like carrots and radish.
  • Don't miss out on beans, cereals, and lots of water intake on a daily basis.

Plate Full Of Colours

Foods like dark, leafy greens, oranges, and tomatoes, even fresh herbs are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and minerals.

  • Keep your pasta and noodles with lots of coriander and herbs.
  • While making sauce try to use fresh tomatoes and vegetables.
  • Add diced veggies like peppers, broccoli,  onions to give them a boost of color and nutrients.

With RESTROKINGS, you can easily get all the nutrients that your body needs! Our dedicated team members always follow all the necessary health measures to keep you safe & healthy!

 

Tips To Boost Immunity During Covid-19

Covid- 19-second wave has hit us all hard. The second wave of coronavirus in the country has made lives difficult for people. Although the vaccination has started we need to keep our spirits high to maintain a healthy mind and healthy body.

The basic symptoms are cough, no feel of taste or smell. The virus affects your body with pains and headaches. The below steps will help you to be safe from COVID-19 and attain better health. Here’s how you can fight it at home.

So here are a few tips to boost immunity and keep your mind active to help you throughout the lockdown.

1.  Immunity-Boosting Foods

 One common question amongst everyone amid the virus situation is about the food intake one should have and include in their diet. The below foods are very much essential and must have to boost your immunity. Great sources for Vitamin D-rich foods are milk, egg, and fish. You can also enjoy tofu, fortified juice, and mushrooms. Immunity-boosting food lists are never complete without fish, poultry, and vegetables so you need to take care of the foods to strengthen the immune system.

Protein plays an essential role in improving our immune system. Both plant-based and animal proteins are good for our body by which Immune cells and antibodies are built. This includes milk, poultry, fish, beef, cottage cheese, seeds, nuts, lentils, and beans.

  • Vitamin c 
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc
  • Turmeric and Garlic

2. Stress Management

 Although the superfoods mentioned do the job for the body, our mind also requires equal attention. The environment created due to viruses is very disturbing and stressful. One should always think positively and have a free mind to stay healthy. Stay connected with your loved ones and make sure you have regular talks along with extra physical activities. In times like this anxiety, stress, and negativity are bound to approach. It is important for us to have a peaceful mind. Physical activity and immune health benefit both the body and mind. Healthy adults should aim for at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity. Stress brought by the COVID-19 pandemic may have a negative impact on our sleep. Therefore, we should try to prioritize good sleeping habits and ensure we are getting enough sleep.

3. Stay Hydrated

 Drinking water has always been the best solution for most of the problems..Drinking water also helps to obtain clear skin. Keeping your body hydrated is essential for overall health. Drink at least 3 liters of water every day which works as a health booster. Drink Kadha or turmeric milk twice a day to avoid cough and cold. Avoid caffeine before bedtime. Consume Vitamins for immune system boosting. 

4.Personal Hygiene

The covid-19 major concern is based on sanitation and personal hygiene. Washing hands before and after eating, cooking, and maintaining personal hygiene is a critical step to be taken by everyone. One should wash all the grocery and food items thoroughly before using them to keep them away from the sun. People often forget to wash their hands for 20 seconds straight as they feel sanitizer is up for the job, but one needs to understand that washing hands is equally important to kill germs completely.

5.Engage In Moderate Exercise

Moderate exercise is always a good option to boost immunity. Studies indicate that even a single session of moderate exercise can boost the effectiveness of vaccines in people with compromised immune systems. Examples of moderate exercise include brisk walking, steady bicycling, jogging, swimming, and light hiking. Most people should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.