Are there any foods that help reduce effects of COVID-19?

The latest answers to your coronavirus questions from Dr. Jen Ashton.
2:10 | 10/15/20

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Dr. Ashton, hey there. Hi, T.J. Viewers talking to you now. They have some questions. Food, any foods that have been proven to help reduce the effects of covid-19? I love this question because a few years ago I got a degree in nutrition. Most times in medicine we reject the nutritional signs in our world. Short answer is there are not. The biggest reason, aside from the fact that nutritional science isn't given the attention I think it deserves, the predominant majority of those studies are based on association, not cause and effect. We know that eating foods less and lower in added sugar good for your immune system. We know that getting plenty of fresh produce, fruits and vegetables, good for your immune system. Natural sources of vitamin d3, specifically proven to affect covid-19, not yet. Come on. Don't believe the hype. Mama's chicken noodle soup. There is science behind that, but not for covid-19. Go ahead and have some soup for sure. One more. Check this out. I'm sitting around a lot more during quarantine. Should I shift my eating habits? Full disclosure, this was my question. It has happened to so many people. There is a lot that goes into our weight maintenance. It's not as simple as calories in versus calories out. To be crystal clear of course if you're sitting around and you're less active and you may or may not eat a little more, yeah, it can affect your weight. More importantly it can affect how you feel. Just be aware and try to move around, even if you're inside. Our trackers, close those rings, be active. Get outside if you can. They call it the quarantine 15. They've got a little name for it now. They. Is that what they call it? Dr. Jen, thank you very much. You can submit your questions to Dr. Jen on Instagram @drjashton.

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