That’s Dutch Lentil News!Research shows that cheese and nuts can help protect your lungs from asthma and emphysema
- A study of 6,000 people found that people with low vitamin A, E, and D levels have more respiratory diseases
- Vitamin A found in whole milk and cheese is believed to boost the immune system
- Research says people with lower vitamin D levels may be more susceptible to coronavirus
Cheese, nuts, and green leafy vegetables can help prevent lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema, and the common cold.
A British study of the food diaries of 6,000 people found that even taking into account other factors such as weight and smoking, people with lower levels of vitamin A, E, and D have more respiratory diseases.
It is believed that vitamin A found in whole milk and cheese, carrots and dark leafy vegetables, and vitamin E found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds can boost the immune system.
Cheese, nuts and green leafy vegetables can help prevent lung diseases from asthma, emphysema to the common cold (file image)
But supplements are usually needed to raise vitamin D to a healthy level.
Out of 6,000 people, only 33 had respiratory problems, and the research team was unable to determine why the vitamin had an effect.
They said that more work is needed to “evaluate the significance of current research in the context of the current coronavirus pandemic.”
Lead author Professor Adrian Martineau of Queen Mary University of London said that some studies have shown that “people with lower vitamin D levels are more likely to contract the coronavirus.
Dr. Suzana Almoosawi from the School of Public Health, Imperial University, London, added: “We know that good nutrition is the foundation of good health.
“First of all, our findings emphasize the importance of the overall diet and the necessity of getting enough vitamins (such as A and E) from the diet.
“However, as far as vitamin D is concerned, the dietary supply cannot provide enough content to meet demand.
Vitamin A dosage: A British study of food diaries of 6,000 people found that people with lower vitamin A, E, and D levels have more respiratory diseases
“Given our understanding of the extent of vitamin D deficiency in the general population, and the balance between low cost and low risk of adverse events, it seems wise to provide supplementation of this key vitamin, especially for those who are most likely to be deficient or vulnerable. People who are suffering from vitamin D deficiency.
The research team stated that further research is needed to “evaluate the significance of current research in the context of the current coronavirus pandemic.”
Shane McAuliffe, head of science communication at NNEdPro Nutrition and Covid-19 Taskforce, commented on the study, which included experts from the University of Cambridge. And evidence of the role of vitamin D in respiratory health.
“Given our understanding of the degree of vitamin D deficiency in the population, as well as the low cost and low risk of adverse events, it seems necessary to provide supplementation of this key vitamin, especially for those who are most likely to be vitamin deficient.