Back in September 2020, mindbodygreen posed the question: Why aren’t we talking more about nutrition during COVID-19? And while the conversations are catching up, guidelines maybe haven’t—as Senior Health Editor Kristine Thomason reported, the CDC only discusses nutrition once in their “Food and Coronavirus” guidelines. “But, unfortunately, there’s not a single mention of nutrition as a preventive measure—it’s entirely left out of the conversation on their ‘Prevent Getting Sick‘ section,” she writes.
Since then, the link between diet, nutrition, and COVID-19 severity and infection risk has become more of the conversation, which is good. But this new report is pointing straight toward plant-based eating as the possible “best” diet for helping to lower risk and severity of infection.