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Vitamin D-rich foods reduce risk of severe COVID-19

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 30th June, 2021 04:32:05 PM
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Experts believe Vitamin D rich foods have lower the chances of contracting twith the coronavirus.

Vitamin D is a vital nutrient that helps boost immunity. When it comes to COVID-19 prevention and lowering risk of severe infections, Studies have suggested that Vitamin D-rich food can prove extremely effective.

In a study conducted by the University of Chicago Medicine, US, it was found that people who were deficient in Vitamin D were twice more prone to COVID-19 infection than those who had sufficient Vitamin D in their system.

The team of researchers, including Dr David Meltzer, lead author of the study, said vitamin D in the diet is an effective measure against COVID-19.

While Vitamin D-rich foods are said to be effective in preventing COVID-19, it is also known for several other benefits. Some of them are as follows.

- Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium, which in turn prevents bone diseases such as osteoporosis.

- It is also known to prevent seasonal depression in people.

- Besides COVID-19, it protects against other illnesses.

- It also reduces the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.