COVID, Nutrition

Plant-Based Diets and COVID-19

At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic the majority of people know someone who contracted the virus. However, for some COVID-19 turns into a life-or-death struggle, while for others COVID-19 requires nothing more than a few days of bedrest. There’s much speculation on why some cases are so severe while others aren’t. Unfortunately, this varying severity is still shrouded in mystery. 

 

However, six countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, USA) have conducted a joint study on different variables and COVID-19 outcomes. The study discovered that participants who prescribed to a plant-based diet were 73% less likely to contract a moderate-to-severe case of COVID-19, and participants who prescribed to a pescatarian diet were 59% less likely to contract a moderate-to-severe case of COVID-19. The study draws the conclusion that, “Plant-based diets or pescatarian diets are healthy dietary patterns, which may be considered for protection against severe COVID-19.” 

It is important, though, to be mindful if you are committed to eating a plant-based diet. Since you’re limited in your choices of where to get nutrients from, it is even more important to have a well-balanced diet. As seen in this diagram from Harvard Medical School, when committing to a diet that removes many of the “healthy protein” options, you have to be wise about where you’ll get those nutrients from. You can try out our supplements to help keep you healthy and have a balanced set of nutrients and vitamins with BodyK’s Active B Trio supplement or with Micellized Vitamin A supplement. Another service we have available here at BodyK is our Wellness Coaching which will provide you with different ways to improve your health after a brief consult. 

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