Coronaviruses continue to wreak havoc in the country and the world. The number of infected people is constantly increasing. So far, its vaccine has not been released. In such a situation, all people are being advised to do everything possible to increase your immunity so that it will help in fighting this infection. For this, include vitamins and minerals in the diet. Recently, a research has emerged that according to the lack of zinc in the body can prove dangerous for corona infected. Yes, research has shown that patients who are zinc deficient have worse health conditions than other corona infections. This research was done by the University of Barcelona, Spain. Accordingly, an association has been found between poor recovery in Covid-19 patients and low levels of zinc in the body. So let’s know in detail what this research says.
What does this research say?
In a recent online conference of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases on Coronovirus, researchers stated that low levels of zinc in the body can also result in the death of a patient. This is because zinc deficiency can cause constant inflammation in the body and this makes the case of SARS-CoV-2 worse. The researchers reported in this report retrospectively analyzed COVID-19 positive patients admitted to a tertiary university hospital in Barcelona, Spain between March 15, 2020 to April 30, 2020. The study included 249 of these patients with Kovid-19 patients who had low zinc levels in the body and were corona positive, of which eight percent died.
Zinc deficiency and coronavirus
Zinc is a mineral that is essential for a strong immune system. According to researchers, zinc deficiency can make your disease more susceptible. In fact, studies have found a relationship between low levels of zinc with poor outcome in coronavirus patients. Zinc deficiency can also result in death in people infected with coronovirus, the study suggested. Explain that zinc deficiency gives rise to skin problems, mental health related diseases, sexual health issues and also weakens immunity. But its deficiency during coronavirus can be fatal for the body.
At the same time, according to a study published in the journal, if a body has the right amount of zinc, it produces immunity to fight the virus. So if you do not have enough zinc in your body, then you may be more prone to corona. So it is important that you include zinc-rich things in your diet. On the other hand, people who are corona positive should also take care of zinc-rich food in their diet. For this, include red meat, cooked beans, chickpeas, lentils, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, eggs, dairy products, whole grains and nuts like cashews and almonds in your diet.