Could we reduce the side effects caused by COVID-19 with plants?
We have adapted to different diseases, such as the flu, seasonal flu, stomach infections, etc. Just as we adapt to them, now COVID-19 demands its place among these common conditions that today are not a cause for alarm when you have adequate treatment and proper health care.
It may even have happened to you or you heard that a family member or acquaintance has suffered from recontagion due to the virality of the variants of this virus that is continuously evolving. Although treatments and vaccines are now a reality and as long as they are followed to the letter and COVID-19 does not generally represent a deadly disease, now, we have to deal with another long-term enemy: post-covid side effects.
Is there a way to deal with them and reduce them as much as possible?
Suffering the side effects derived from the COVID-19 disease reduces our energy levels, physically affecting our body with high levels of fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, palpitations, reduced intestinal flora. Or impairing mental health through concentration problems, insomnia, headaches, and even depression.
But these adversities do not have to be included with the COVID-19 disease, in fact several studies have shown that dietary habits can play an important role in the severity, duration and side effects that the Sars-COV-2 virus would produce.
In fact, a study was recently carried out, published by the BMC journal, within six countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, where health workers were designated to treat patients with COVID-19 with different demographic data and dietary characteristics..
In total, 568 cases were analyzed, of which:
138 people have moderate to severe disease
430 mild to very mild
The results highlight that patients with plant-based diets such as vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians and the like have accounted for 73% of infections with mild to very mild disease.
Compared with 60% of patients who have moderate or severe disease, note that their diet was rich in carbohydrates, as well as high in animal protein.
This ultimately means that patients with mild or very mild disease will experience fewer side effects, which in turn will last less over time, as long as a balanced and rich in nutrients, plant-based diet is followed
At Asanté, we are concerned that you and your family will receive the best of plant proteins such as seitan, peas, nopal, soy, among many others, so that together with a healthy diet you can strengthen your immune system and avoid the annoying side effects caused by the COVID-19 virus.
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