The coronavirus pandemic has challenged the skills of medical professionals against an unseen enemy, and highlighted the importance of good health. 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or the CDC, people with pre-existing health conditions who contract the novel coronavirus have a high risk of getting severe cases of COVID-19. Those who are at higher risk for complications from the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, include those who have kidney disease, liver illness, respiratory issues, heart illness, and diabetes. Added to this list are those who are obese, who also have a higher chance of getting complications if they get infected with this deadly virus. 

A few months ago, it was reported in an article that Mexico has an alarming number of people in the country who are obese. Also, the article reveals that out of six Mexicans, four who lost their battle with the deadly novel coronavirus had diabetes. 

One way of controlling the intake of sugary foods and drinks among Mexicans is the imposition of tax on those types of food and beverage. The country is yet to determine if the strategy will be effective at reducing the rate of people in the country who has diabetes or are severely obese.

Here are some other ways for you to maintain your weight and avoid getting severe side effects if infected with the novel coronavirus:

Stay Away From Processed Food

Processed foods are not healthy for everyone. It contains a huge amount of sugar, fat, and other excessive amounts of unhealthy ingredients. As much as possible, try to consider fruits for snacks. Also, fresh vegetables and meats for a meal is the best option. The goal is to get a variety of nutrients from varied food groups every day. 

Reduce Your Hunger Hormone With Protein-Rich Foods

If you feel hungry all the time and you take extra trips to the kitchen to whip up something to eat or drink, then you may need to increase your intake of protein-rich foods. According to an article, by eating a good amount of protein-rich food, your body's hunger hormones are reduced. It means that you will feel fuller for a longer period and you will not be having those extra trips to the kitchen or refrigerator for snacking. 

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Fiber Can Make You Feel Full

Also, fiber can make you feel full longer. It also can help the digestive system to function better. Furthermore, fiber has the power to boost a person's immune system, according to an article. It means that fiber can help make a person's body stronger at fighting illnesses and infections.