Consumption of fruit and veg rising

COVID-19 has altered the diet of Ghanaians

In order to stay healthy during the pandemic, Ghanaians are now adding more fruits and vegetables to their diet. The proper intake of fruits and vegetables protect the body against diseases, while maintaining good health. Nutritionists have advised that daily intake of fruits and veggies which are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants can go a long way to boost the immune system.

On this backdrop, COVID-19 has raised more concerns about food choices. The inclusion of fruits and veggies in breakfast, lunch, and supper are essential. According to Hajia Nuse Yakubu, who sells fruits and vegetables in Dzorwulu in Accra, sales have improved in this period.

“More people are buying fruits since the outbreak of the coronavirus especially lemon, banana and pineapples. They claim the vitamin C in these fruits are good for the body. The prices of fruits are stable. Everyone can purchase some. It is not expensive,” she told

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