New Delhi, 12TH May 2021: Covid second wave continues to have a massive effect in India. With the cases surging, recent research has suggested that Vitamin D deficiency plays a crucial role in Covid patients. The severity of coronavirus infection is determined by the presence of pneumonia and researches believe low Vitamin D levels promote the development of pneumonia as it’s a rich immune booster.
In India, most of the population is Vitamin D deficient. This fat-soluble vitamin is critical for maintaining immunity and regulating the metabolism of our bodies.Vitamin Dhas both anti-inflammatory and immune regulatory properties, and is crucial for the activation of immune system defenses. It also helps regulate the calcium and phosphate in our body which in turn strengthens the bones and muscles.
How eggs and chickens contribute to Vitamin D supplements in our body
Eggs:Eggs are one of the highest natural sources of Vitamin D.Additionally, eggs also helping reducing disease risk, maintaining healthy bones and teeth, and lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. Eggs are a vitamin-D dense food that should be consumed on a regular basis as part of a well-balanced diet.
Chickens:Chicken, one of the country’s most famous meats, is also high in Vitamin D. The chicken breast is highly nutritious and is rich in Vitamins.Chicken breast helps in maintaining metabolism and protects the body from certain allergies. It aids in the treatment of anti-inflammatory issues that may arise in our bodies as a result of COVID-related diseases.
Urvi Arjan Gajra, Dietitian, Yoga Therapist &Naturotherapist, said-“The classical actions of vitamin D are to promote calcium homeostasis and to promote bone health apart from this vitamin D plays a crucial role in promoting immune response. It has both anti-inflammatory and immuno-regulatory properties and is vital for the activation of immune system defense mechanism. Vitamin D is known to enhance the function of immune cells, including T cells and macrophages, that protect your body against pathogens. An excellent activation source of Vitamin D is sunlight. It activates 7 Dehydrocholestrol in skin into its active form. Cholecalciferol. Oily Fishes, Meat, Egg Yolks, Chicken and Fortified products are best source of Vitamin D.”