The pandemic has increased immunity consciousness among the citizen. In Nagpur where only three to four trucks of green coconut were unloaded few months ago. At present the city has supply of 100 trucks of green coconuts.
“First we use to place the order and pay on arrival. But now the situation has changed and we have to make full payment in advance,” said Jamil Sheikh, one of the retailer.
The price of green coconut which was Rs 30 per piece in the retail market, is now sold at Rs 50 per piece. Dr Ajay Kale, Homeopathy practitioner, while talking to The Live Nagpur said that coconut water prevents dehydration, and is considered as natural sports drink. Its other qualities like low calories, rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium ads to the maintainance of good health. It also acts as antioxidants, amino acids.
“Though coconut water is not directly useful for Corona patients. But its other qualities, makes it useful during the summer and as a immunity booster too.”
Eggs on the other hand are recommended by the doctors these days, especially for those who have low hemoglobin. Eggs consists of rich Nutrient, high quality of protein, and 11 types of vitamins.
“Last year during same period the rates were very low as the demand was low. Last year egg was sold in the wholesale market for Rs 2.50 per piece and present the price is Rs 3.70 per piece in the whole sale market and is sold at Rs 5 by the retailers,” said Imran Khan, one of the wholesaler.
According to Khan at present around 10 lakhs eggs are sold daily in the city.
There is no doubt that the coronavirus has hit us hard. In such situation boosting up our immunity from withing and staying mentally and health wise strong must be our priority.