With the Covid-19 Pandemic, Turkey, following the call to #Evdekal, has withdrawn to live a quiet life at home. While trying to protect ourselves from the coronavirus, we have considerably reduced the social distance between us and our kitchen and refrigerator. Our dear dietitian Sena Karahan, who is wondering by many, “Do diet lists increase the risk of coronavirus?” answered the question for Yasemin.com readers.
As we left behind a year and a half in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic, extensive studies on the disease-nutrition relationship began to conclude. According to a study conducted on healthcare workers, a plant-based diet reduces the risk of moderate to severe disease by 73%. The effect of diet on catching or preventing the disease has not been proven yet, so any diet does not eliminate the risk of getting the disease, but it can reduce the severity of the disease.
VEGETABLE-BASED NUTRITIONS AND PESKETARIANS FEEL MORE COMFORTABLY
Another remarkable result of the study; Low-carbohydrate and high-protein diets can increase the severity of the disease more than 3 times compared to plant-based diets.It is observed that pescatarians, another group included in the study, have a 59% less severe illness.
WHAT IS VEGETABLE BASED NUTRITION AND PESCETARIAN NUTRITION?
plant-based diet, It can be defined as a diet in which animal resources are not used or limited. Although the main difference between veganism and vegetarianism seems to be the limited consumption of animal sources, the plant-based diet does not stop there, it also prohibits the consumption of processed and packaged foods. In the pescatarian diet On the other hand, no red meat or white meat is consumed except fish and seafood. Vegetables and fruits, legumes, grains, nuts and healthy fats take the lead.
HOW CAN WE MAKE CHANGES IN OUR DIET?
- More legumes, vegetables and fruits, oilseeds, raw nuts, healthy oils, fish and seafood,
- Less red meat, chicken, delicatessen, animal fats, offal, refined sugar and sweeteners and beverages containing them
DON’T HIT THE NAMES OF THE DIETS…
Shaping diets with sharp lines and naming certain names, unfortunately, can prevent individuals from following the diet and be confusing, although its method and purpose are appropriate. You don’t need to be a pescatarian to consume more fruits and vegetables, and to prioritize legumes and nuts in your diet.
Plant-based nutrition, pescetarianism, vegan diet… You come across a new type of diet with different names all the time, and you may find it difficult to find the truth. The dissociation of experts in this regard can increase anxiety. Although there was no data basis at the beginning of the epidemic, the demand for head and trotter increased, and in a study conducted today, it can be seen that a plant-based diet is healthier. What I am saying is that it is useful not to get caught up in popular and passing discourses about nutrition.