DUE to the Covid-19 pandemic, people now prefer stay-at-home orders and are facing challenges in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially when it comes to strengthening their immune system.
Fortunately, practicing healthy eating has always been at the heart of keeping infection at bay. Already widely considered as part of a healthy diet, oats are also known as a supergrain and are a rich source of many of the vitamins and minerals that the body needs to function properly.
Oats are a natural source of fiber, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and folate. Yet among the many nutrients found in oats, one of the most important is iron — a nutrient necessary for maintaining normal immune functions by helping produce more immune cells such as lymphocytes that in turn help fight off infection.
In a way, immune cells essentially serve as the body’s frontliners against bacteria and viruses.
Quaker Oats, a leading healthy product under PepsiCo, shares other reasons why oats must be included in one’s diet — it helps lower cholesterol when consumed daily; it gives long lasting energy; it contains fiber, which is good for the digestive system; it is an easy-to-prepare, balanced breakfast for the whole family; and it can be consumed in a variety of ways that can appeal to all kinds of taste buds
These are some of the reasons why PepsiCo and its official distributor Benby Enterprises donated Quaker products as part of food baskets to help feed over 3,000 families in Quezon City’s vulnerable communities in support of the fight against Covid-19.
This effort is part of “United for the Philippines” — and advocacy of Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) in support of both the private and government sectors to collectively overcome the coronavirus pandemic.