Bioactive ingredients to assist with the prevention of COVID-19

Date: 21.01.2021Source: Ingredia

The continuing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) throughout the world is leading to an increasingly anxious public in terms of health. There is no clear end in sight to this pandemic and now, more than ever, people are aware of the importance of protecting their health and preventing illness.

We still know relatively little about COVID-19, but what is clear from the ongoing reports and studies is that COVID-19, directly and indirectly, affects the immune system. Vulnerable groups are particularly at risk from COVID-19, including diabetics, the elderly, and people with pre-existing health conditions. A healthy diet can help boost the immune system. With this in mind, food manufacturers have the opportunity to grow consumer confidence by offering quality products enhanced with bioactive ingredients that can also help the immune system fight against illness.

Bioactive compounds exist naturally in many foods, but usually only in small quantities. We know it’s good for our health to eat fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and grains, but sometimes this isn´t enough to prevent health problems, particularly for vulnerable people. It follows, therefore, that the addition of bioactive ingredients to food and beverages or dietary supplements can improve the body’s immune system.

COVID-19 has increased consumer awareness of how important it is to build immunity to stay fit and healthy. While products containing bioactive ingredients won’t cure COVID-19 or stop you from getting it, they can help to prevent it. For more visit Ingredia.com

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