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Gut Health And Covid-19

Updated: Jan 31, 2021

In people with COVID-19, gut health influences the overall health outcomes. The professionals are having detailed research on our gut microbiota to hit on a way to protect us.



Do you know why?


While the research is still in early stages, there are three published evidence that you must know them.

  • The connection between our gut and lungs are not known and you may know about them. Some pre-COVID studies show that your gut microbiota and lungs can influence each other.

  • The COVID-19 patients that have gut issues like diarrhea and nausea seem to have the condition worse.

  • The gut microbiota may predict that who will become more severely unwell from COVID-19.

Our Gut microbiota consists of a trillion microbiomes that are extraordinary special and are almost linked to our body’s every organ's health.


Do you know what these microbes do for you?


  • They are linked to your better health and also lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. Besides both of these conditions are the risk factors for COVID-19.

  • It trains your immune system.

  • It communicates with your lungs, brain, and almost all other vital organs of your body.

I am not saying that having a healthy gut will make you immune against all diseases including COVID-19. It is also the fact that it will lower your risks of worsening your condition and help you recover faster.

The fact is vaccines are quite far and that’s why it is better to look after your gut health. Don’t complicate your gut health by restricting it to expensive supplements because your simple changes in your diet and lifestyle can overall make a big difference.

Try out variety in your food and fill your diet with fiber. Do you know that fiber is your gut microbiome’s favorite food. Try to take 30 plant points in one week, including all the 6 groups of plant food that includes fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, legumes, herbs, and spices.


Tips to improve your Gut health


Proper Sleep

Try to get a proper sleep of 7 to 9 hours a night. Proper sleep is important for your gut health and plays an important role in the overall health of your body.

De-stress

To relax your Gut-brain axis, and tries 15 minutes of mindfulness in a day. It will help a lot.

Move your Body

Try to move your body for at least 30 minutes a day. Any exercise that you like your body will like too.

Dabble in fermented foods

Kimchi, Kefir, and sauerkraut are all healthy and great options that are easy to make and cost-effective.


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