Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Balanced diet


AWARENESS ON IMPORTANCE OF FOOD T0 BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM - A SURVEY

Monesh Babu J D; Dr. Dinesh Premavathy

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 161-168

The most basic definition of immunity is that the ability of the organism to resist the invasion of microorganisms and harmful substances.A well-functioning system is vital for survival. The system should be perpetually alert, observation for signs of invasion or danger.Adequate and acceptable nutrition is needed for all cells to function optimally and this includes the cells in the immune system.The immune system plays a major role in keeping our body healthy and prevents various diseases, especially the viral diseases. It is important to take immune boosting adequately through a balanced diet.. The aim of the present study is to assess the impact of food on the immune system.Approval was obtained from the institutional review board, prior to the start of the study. Simple random sampling was done. A total of 141 participants were involved in the study. Self administered questionnaire of close ended questions was prepared related to the immune system and distributed through online survey forms “GOOGLE FORMS”. SPSS software was used to analyse the results. Chi square test was used as inferential statistics. Results:The present study observed that 93.4 % of the participants responded that the survey was useful and they have gained maximum knowledge about the importance of food on immunity.The present study thus concluded that the food plays a major role in boosting immunity.

CHANGE IN THE DIETARY HABITS OF PEOPLE DURING THEIR NORMAL LIFESTYLE VS LOCKDOWN PERIOD- A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY

M. Ashritha; Jayalakshmi Somasundaram

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 709-722

Humans require different quantities of diet to lead a healthy and active life. Good nutrition or proper intake of diet is necessary which is in relation with the body's dietary needs. A well balanced diet plays a major role and becomes the cornerstone of good health. The type of diet consumed by the people has lost it‟s quality over the years due to the work pressure and stress experienced by the people. During a pandemic, where people are forced to stay at their homes, the food consumption changes. There is a lot of possibility of people to change their diet inorder to improve the quality of their life. A questionnaire was prepared regarding the changes in the dietary habit of the people during the lockdown vs normal period. It was circulated among the people of Tamil Nadu. The questionnaire was uploaded in google forms. Finally, the data was collected, compiled and statistically analysed.The dietary habits have changed to a significant level during this lockdown period. There is an increase in the consumption of food during the lockdown when compared to the normal lifestyle.This study reveals that the lockdown has affected the people‟s dietary habits due to multifactorial reasons