MOSCOW, 1 may – RIA Novosti. Diets are based on starvation or exclude essential nutrients is not recommended during a pandemic, as they may adversely affect the functioning of the immune system and increase the risk of infection of the coronavirus, said the candidate of medical Sciences, physician, dietician, head of consultative and diagnostic centre “health and sports nutrition” FITS of food and biotechnology Catherine burljaeva.

experts of the FTC food and biotechnology has developed guidelines on nutrition in the mode of isolation and quarantine for both adults and children. They are based on the results of numerous studies of human metabolism at different environmental conditions and the basic laws of nutriciology: compliance with eaten calories spent, meeting the needs of the body necessary nutrients and dietary diversity.

She noted that a properly designed optimal power will lead to the correction of body weight for those who have deviation to obesity or lack of weight.

In most cases, in the mode of self-isolation people have significantly reduced physical activity, and therefore daily caloric intake should be reduced, said burljaeva.

In the period of self-isolation it is necessary to adhere to a diet that includes three main meals and 1-2 snacks, dinner should be 3-4 hours before bedtime, said the nutritionist.

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