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Congratulations covid, you have now bypassed the weather as the most common topic of conversation. Yes we’ve got lockdowns, vaccinations and living on a remote island to reduce your risk of getting covid.

But does food have a factor to play as well?

It appears that plant based eating can reduce the severity of covid. In a study on health care workers involved with covid, Individuals who reported following plant-based diets or pescatarian (vegetarian plus seafood) diets had lower odds of severe COVID-19-like illness. Interestingly – Individuals who were following low carbohydrate, high protein diets had higher odds of severe-COVID-19-like illness, when compared with individuals who followed plant-based diets.

No, Corona beers are were not included in the study.https://nutrition.bmj.com/…/18/bmjnph-2021-000272.full.pdf

WHO has provided some great tips and guides for this current environment:http://www.emro.who.int/…/nutrition-advice-for-adults…

Specifically, being deficient in vitamin D may increase your risk of getting covid. – check you levels and supplement if required. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7717135/

Amidst all the hype and fears surrounding this pandemic, please don’t forget to nourish your body with healthy foods and plenty of exercise. Take a moment now to reflect on what you have been eating and pick 2 things you can improve for today.