Immunity, Nutrition and COVID-19
Have you been asked questions regarding the COVID-19 virus, immunity and nutrition? The following resources may help you answer them, see:
The novel coronavirus is new and evidence to support specific dietetic recommendations is not yet available in the scientific literature. The bottom line is that a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables, protein foods and whole grains is important for a strong immune system as are other healthy lifestyle habits (e.g exercise, not smoking, adequate sleep, managing stress etc). There is no one food or nutrient, supplement or herb that will protect you from the COVID-19 virus. The WHO has stated that there is no evidence that the consumption of garlic will prevent COVID-19. For this and other myth busters see WHO's advice for the public: myth busters. For more information about how to protect yourself and others, please follow the advice of your health authorities.