Coronavirus is currently sweeping the U.S, with at least 81,321 confirmed cases in total, the New York Times reports. Whether they’re displaying symptoms or not, many people are choosing to self-isolate at home to help stop the virus from spreading. As a result, food delivery services like Vegin’ Out are becoming essential for both vegans and anyone who wants to get their hands on convenient, fresh and healthy meals. 

Protect yourself, others, and the environment

Getting vegan food delivered to your home is a great way to avoid going out to the store, minimize your contact with other people, and stay successfully in self-isolation for however long you need. It can therefore help keep both you and others healthy and safe. Moreover, taking fewer trips can also have a positive impact on the environment, since there are now far fewer cars out on the road in total. This, in combination with the increasing popularity of zero-emission electric cars, is decreasing pollution drastically. In fact, LA residents are planning and taking roughly 80% less car trips, compared to 90% in San Francisco and New York City. As a result, air quality is improving across the country.

Boost your immune system

Building a strong immune system has never been more important, and eating a nutrient-rich plant-based diet is an effective way of doing so. For breakfast, try Vegin’ Out’s delicious Power Oats Breakfast Bowl. It’s an amazing source of beta-glucan (found in the oats), which works to boost your infection-fighting blood cells. Oats also contain vital nutrients like zinc and selenium, both of which fight off infection. And for lunch or dinner, the comforting and nourishing Spiced Chickpea stew will provide you with even more immunity-boosting zinc (in the chickpeas), as well as antioxidants and vitamin C, thanks to the spinach. 

Save time and energy

If you’re experiencing Coronavirus symptoms — such as, a fever, tiredness or dry cough — cooking is the last thing you want to be doing. However, it’s still important you eat well and feed your body the nutrients it needs to fight the virus. If you follow a specific diet, it can be beneficial to stick to that way of eating and help your body feel its best. For example, a vegan soup and juice cleanse delivers a concentrated wide range of nutrients with minimal hassle for you. Or, if you’re diabetic or have issues controlling your blood sugar, it’s important you have easy access to a range of low-GI meals you know will nourish and satiate you without spiking your blood sugar. 

Although these are uncertain times for everyone, it’s important we positively focus on the things we can control: our health being one of the most important. Getting fresh vegan meals delivered to your home is one of the best ways you can stay healthy during the pandemic.