What to eat to avoid a serious Covid-19 disease

A multi-country study has found that plant-based diet and fish help to reduce the probability of developing a severe Covid-19 disease.

According to the study published in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health. For this study, a survey was applied to more than 2,000 doctors and nurses who had extensive exposure to Covid-19 in countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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The data was collected through the Survey Healthcare Globus network during the months of July and September 2019.

The survey was designed in order to know the dietary patterns of people who were in contact with SARS-CoV-2, as well as to determine its variables such as age, ethnic origin and lifestyle.

The study found that people who ate a plant-based diet were able to reduce their risk of developing severe Covid-19 disease by 59 to 73 percent compared to those who had a diet made up of other ingredients.

Those on a low-carb, high-protein diet were up to nearly four times more likely to have a moderate to severe Covid-19 infection, the researchers found.

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This is because, according to research, plants are rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals important for a healthy immune system, while fish provide vitamin D, Omega-3s which are important anti-inflammatories.


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