Vice President Venkaiah Naidu credits physical fitness and ‘desi’ food for his speedy recovery



Venkaiah Naidu wearing a suit and tie: He also expressed happiness at knowing that the other staff members who had contracted the disease in the Vice President Secretariat had also recovered from Coronavirus.


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He also expressed happiness at knowing that the other staff members who had contracted the disease in the Vice President Secretariat had also recovered from Coronavirus.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has credited his speedy recovery from Coronavirus to his physical fitness, mental tenacity and desi food. In a long blog posted from his facebook account, the Vice President said that he firmly believed that it was his physical fitness and strict adherence to traditional food which ensured his recovery from the disease despite his old age and him being a diabetes patient.

“I could overcome COVID-19 infection because of my physical fitness, mental tenacity, regular physical exercise like walking and yoga, apart from eating only desi (traditional) food,” the Vice President wrote in his blog. He also said that he always preferred to eat traditional food and continued the practice during the quarantine period

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South Korea races to find food delivery drivers [Video]

Cruising through the streets of Seongnam, South Korea on her motorbike, 37-year-old Chey Young-ah works one of the country’s most promising coronavirus-era jobs — as a food delivery driver.

With the health crisis keeping millions at home, orders have shot up by some 40% this year in South Korea.

It’s the third-largest food delivery market in the world and the demand for drivers has never been higher.

Chey was an art teacher by day, but struggled to make ends meet after the health crisis forced her to shut down her classes.

So she’s traded in her paintbrush for a helmet, joining thousands of new drivers taking advantage of the delivery market boom.

“I was under pressure to find something new. Some people are struggling while others are expanding their businesses; fried chicken shops are booming, for example. I feel lucky I found this field at a time when deliveries are

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New Guidance On Government Action For Healthy Food Systems Launched

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Urgent case for reforming industrialized food systems can be made on the grounds of protecting health, and leaders know it
  • National governments called to radically change approach to policy and practice, building resilience and improving food security outcomes post-Covid-19
  • Case studies from around the world show that the best recipe for impact is the combination of collaboration across food systems stakeholders and clear leadership from governments
  • New suite of recommendations focus on vision and leadership, governance, fiscal incentives, education, collaboration, research, and innovation

Today the Global Alliance for the Future of Food launches Systemic Solutions for Healthy Food Systems, a guide for governments to take action for better food systems that promote human, ecological, and animal health and well-being. Supported by a set of case studies from different countries, cultures, and contexts, the Guide provides 14 recommendations to tackle the interconnectedness of

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Seoul’s angels: South Korea food delivery giants rev up rider race amid coronavirus boom

SEOUL (Reuters) – In South Korea, some of the world’s biggest food delivery firms are scrambling to surf an estimated $4 billion wave of new orders, contracting thousands of new riders in a boom triggered by the scourge of the global economy – the coronavirus pandemic.

Chey Young-ah, a dispatch rider, checks her mobile phone as she chooses a delivery job in Seongnam, South Korea, October 7, 2020. Picture taken on October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Koreans had already developed such an appetite for meal deliveries that the country ranked third in the world last year for food order services, according to consultancy Euromonitor. Now, tough social distancing rules and work-from-home policies to counter the pandemic have fuelled explosive growth.

South Korea’s food delivery market is expected to jump 40% this year to around $15.4 billion from $11 billion in 2019, Euromonitor data showed, topped only by China and the

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Seoul’s angels: S.Korea food delivery giants rev up rider race amid coronavirus boom

* Home delivery orders rocket, stokes shortage of dispatch bikers

* S.Korea’s 2020 food orders market seen at $15.4B vs $11B in 2019 -Euromonitor

* Leading operators adding thousands of bikers to contractor pool

* Rider pay up to 15,000 won ($13) per order vs hourly minimum wage of 8,590 won

* Contractor work like rider jobs to keep growing, raises labour rights issue -expert

SEOUL, Oct 14 (Reuters) – In South Korea, some of the world’s biggest food delivery firms are scrambling to surf an estimated $4 billion wave of new orders, contracting thousands of new riders in a boom triggered by the scourge of the global economy – the coronavirus pandemic.

Koreans had already developed such an appetite for meal deliveries that the country ranked third in the world last year for food order services, according to consultancy Euromonitor. Now, tough social distancing rules and work-from-home policies to

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New Guidance On Government Action For Healthy Food Systems Launched | Nachricht

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Urgent case for reforming industrialized food systems can be made on the grounds of protecting health, and leaders know it
  • National governments called to radically change approach to policy and practice, building resilience and improving food security outcomes post-Covid-19
  • Case studies from around the world show that the best recipe for impact is the combination of collaboration across food systems stakeholders and clear leadership from governments
  • New suite of recommendations focus on vision and leadership, governance, fiscal incentives, education, collaboration, research, and innovation

Today the Global Alliance for the Future of Food launchesSystemic Solutions for Healthy Food Systems, a guide for governments to take action for better food systems that promote human, ecological, and animal health and well-being. Supported by a set of case studies from different countries, cultures, and contexts, the Guide provides 14 recommendations to tackle the interconnectedness of

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Health Beat: Can food lower blood pressure? | Health Beat

ORLANDO, Fla. – Nearly half of adults in the United States have high blood pressure. Estimates show at least one in three Americans should be on blood pressure medication.

“Medications can be tough to take,” said Dr. Daniel Munoz, a cardiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “They can be complicated to take, particularly the more medications somebody is prescribed.”

But you can fight this common health threat with what you eat. First, include foods rich in Vitamin C, like bell peppers, cherries, and grapefruit. One study found people with high blood pressure who ate foods high in Vitamin C reduced their readings by five millimeters of mercury.

Salmon and flaxseed contain omega-threes, which have been shown to lessen inflammation and lower blood pressure.

Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids that have blood pressure lowering effects. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which has been linked to reductions in blood pressure. Also, despite their

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Black Communities Need Access to Healthy Food

One person standing up for food justice can cause a domino effect.

Historically, oppression and systemic injustices have been a collective experience among Black people living in the United States.

The United States was built on indigenous land on the backs of Black people. This is not new information. Yet, this inherited trauma is still influencing our present-day lives.

Simply put, what’s required to be well and thrive aren’t available for all Black people.

Foods that are commonly associated with Black American culture are often unfairly deemed as unhealthy.

Today’s fast-food versions of fried chicken and cured meats are a distant cousin of the delicacies that were enjoyed on special occasions throughout the old agricultural south.

Home cooks of the past were creative and seasoned greens with the ends of cured meats or slow cooked the less desirable cuts because this is what they had access to.

It’s no accident

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Quincy food store closed due to COVID-19 cases; health officials want to know if you were there between Oct. 2 and Oct. 11

A second employee at the Fruit Basket Marketplace in Quincy has tested positive for COVID-19 and the city continues to ask anyone who was in the store between Oct. 2 and Oct. 11 to contact them, especially if they are experiencing any symptoms.



a sign over a fire hydrant in front of a store: Fruit Basket Marketplace in Quincy.


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Fruit Basket Marketplace in Quincy.

The city alerted the public Monday on its Facebook account that a single case of COVID had been detected at the Granite Street store. City Health Commissioner Ruth Jones said in a telephone interview Tuesday that a second of the store’s four employees has now tested positive. Both employees worked between Oct. 2 and Oct. 11.

Jones said customers who were in the store for brief periods — less than 15 minutes — are not likely to have health concerns related to exposure to the employees. (If they feel symptomatic they should be tested, she stressed.)

Of

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Quincy food store closed due to COVID-19 case; health officials want to know if you were there between Oct. 2 and Oct. 11

A Quincy store is closed and officials are now asking anyone who was in the Fruit Basket Marketplace to contact them so they can determine whether a single COVID-19 case has spread to others.

Anyone who was in the store on Granite Street between Oct. 2 and Oct. 11 are asked to contact the city’s Health Department, according to a posting on the city’s Facebook account.

“The Quincy Health Department is asking for the public’s assistance in contact tracing related to an identified COVID-19 case occurring at the Fruit Basket Marketplace on Granite Street over the last week,” the city said in the posting.

The city said the store is currently closed.

“Anyone who was in the store between October 2 and October 11 is asked to contact the health department at 617-376-1273,” the city said. “The store is working with the Health Department on the issue, and will remain

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