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Can You Get Coronavirus From Food?

Someone asked this question about contracting COVID – 9 from food. Here’s what the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) has to say about this.

Coronaviruses (of which COVID-19 is one) is spread from person to person through respiratory droplets when someone with the virus coughs or sneezes. This is why everyone needs to cover their cough either by coughing or sneezing into your elbow or using a tissue.

According to the CDC, there is no evidence to show that you can get the virus from food. Of course, you need to follow hand-washing guidelines by washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before preparing or eating food.

The CDC adds, “It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object, like a packaging container, that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.”

Also, you cannot get the virus from cooked food since “heat will kill any pathogens present in the food being cooked, and reheating takeout is one avenue you can take if you’re concerned. Raw food is also unlikely to cause COVID-19, even if it’s contaminated by a cough or sneeze. The reason for this is because respiratory viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 reproduce in your respiratory tract,15 not your digestive tract, which is where your food goes,” writes Dr. Joseph Mercola on his article Can You Clean Coronavirus Off Your Food?

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In my next post, I will give you some tips for washing your fruits and veggies in order to protect yourself from this horrible virus. Remember, if you are a diabetic you are at increased risk for contracting the virus. So, please take care of yourselves, and drop me a line and let me know how you are protecting yourself and what concerns, if any, you have. Also, if you found this blog helpful, please share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and invite them to sign up for my newsletter.

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Easy Tips To Beat The Cold And Flu Season

Flu season is here once more, and many of you may have already taken your annual flu shot. But if you are one of those people who are exposed to germs from flu and colds on a daily basis, here are some tips you can follow to help you beat the cold and flu this season.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water to get rid of germs. Skip the antibacterial soap. In fact, in 2016, the Food and Drug Administration banned products containing triclosan and triclocarban – active ingredients in antibacterial soap – from being marketed to consumers.

If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Make sure you cover your hands completely with the sanitizer, including between your fingers, until your hands are dry.

Avoid shaking hands. This may seem rude, but it can cause the spread of germs. If you must shake hands, have your sanitizer handy or wash your hands as soon as possible afterward.

Go slow on sugar and alcohol consumption. Sugar and alcohol can suppress your immune system, making you susceptible to colds and flu.

Steer clear of colds. Avoid close contact with those who have a cold.

Do not smoke.

Follow these tips and you will not only prevent flu and colds from invading your body, but will keep your body on the path to achieving optimal health. Say no to colds and flu and yes to health!