EDIRNE, Turkey

A “three-quarter” nutrition model should be followed to strengthen immune system during the coronavirus pandemic, a Turkish doctor said.

“In every main meal, one quarter of the plate should consist of vegetables, the other quarter should consist of whole grain products, and the remaining part should consist of three equal segments of fruits, high protein foods and dairy products,” said Leyla Tevfikoglu Pehlivan, a nutrition and dietetics expert at Trakya University in Turkey’s northwestern Edirne province.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Pehlivan said that the Turkey Dietary Guidelines recommend the “healthy dining plate” that should include sufficient amount of

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