Study Shows That Eating Kimchi Protects You From Covid-19 But How True Is It?
Who doesn’t love kimchi? The sour cabbage condiment is so versatile that you can have it with almost anything! But apparently, its benefits don’t just stop at being delicious.
According to a study by a former WHO expert, Dr Jean Bousquet, kimchi has been linked to low fatality rates in South Korea.
In his study published by the journal Clinical and Translational Allergy, he mentions that nutrition may play a role in the immune defence against Covid-19 and may explain some of the differences seen in Covid-19 across Europe.
Ultimately does your diet affect your defence against the virus?
Countries, where fermented cabbage forms a key part of their diet, have had lower fatalities. These countries include Austria, Baltic States, Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia and even Germany.
What’s with cabbage? Besides being high with antioxidants, fermented cabbage helps decrease levels of ACE2. For all you non-science people, ACE2 is an enzyme used by the Covid-19 virus to enter the lungs. Thus, when ACE2 reduces, the virus will find it harder to enter the lungs.
Does this mean we should start including cabbage in our daily diets?
There’s nothing wrong ever in including more green vegetables in your daily diets but can kimchi alone be enough to prevent you from contracting the virus.
In a report by Arirang News, they state that kimchi has been proven to combat MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) and researchers are now using PRObiotics instead of ANTIbiotics to treat Covid-19.
However, there are certain biases we need to consider before making a conclusion. According to John Hopkins resource centre, an important way of measuring the severity of Covid-19 is mortality rate BUT the mortality rate is assessed differently between countries.
Differences in the mortality rates depend on the characteristics of the health care system, the reporting method, whether or not deaths outside the hospital have been counted and other factors, many of which remain unknown.
For example, the reason Germany recorded a lower number of fatalities could’ve been due to different quarantine methods and early testing, not their cabbage-rich diet only.
Are you going to be having kimchi for breakfast, lunch AND dinner now? Let us know in the comments section!
Also read: Research: Yoghurt & Kimchi Among Foods That May Help With Depression And Anxiety
These 6 LRT Stations Will Be Closed Starting April 2, Here Are Your Alternative Travel Options!
To everyone using the Ampang/Sri Petaling LRT line to get to and from work, this is important for you. 6...
“He was the author of his own misfortune” – Najib to Stay Behind Bars After Court Dismisses Review
The Federal Court has just dismissed former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s application for leave to review his SRC...
Elderly Man Who Was Allegedly Assaulted By MBPJ Officer To Face Obstruction Charge Tomorrow
Late last week, Malaysians were outraged as an elderly man was apparently assaulted by a Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ)...
PDRM Will Fine Gatita Yan’s BF, But Can You Actually Set Your Car to Autopilot? Here’s What PDRM Says
Gatita Yan and her boyfriend got into trouble recently as the police are looking for them after a couple of...
M’sian Man Gets Arrested For Going Down to LRT Track to Retrieve Earphones & Delaying Train
One of the worst things to come across on your daily commutes is a delay to the public transport system,...
Kelantan Woman Hides Packed Meals in Her Toilet & Washing Machine to Sell to Non-Fasters
A businesswoman was caught hiding packed rice and dishes in the bathroom and washing machine of her house in Bachok,...
Zakir Naik’s Lawyer Confirms That He’s Returning to M’sia Soon, Says News About Arrest in Oman is Fake
Just last week, controversial preacher Dr. Zakir Naik was reportedly facing the possibility of being deported back to India. He...
Mentally Unstable Ex-Soldier in Kelantan Beats Up Mother For Not Giving Him RM20 For Drugs
A man was caught on camera beating, stepping on, slapping and kicking his own mother after she had refused to...
Social Stories21 hours ago
M’sian New-Hire Asks for RM1K Advance Before Starting Job, “Resigns” When Boss Says No
Social Stories22 hours ago
Syed Saddiq Has Been Disallowed From Entering UiTM For ‘Interns Are Not Free Labour’ Talk With Students
Social Stories21 hours ago
Ever Taken A Friend To Court? M’sian Lends RM10,500 To A Friend & Can’t Seem To Get The Money Back
Social Stories23 hours ago
“For Raya or for swimming?” – Aliff Syukri’s Teaser of Upcoming Raya Song Draws Flak From M’sians