The researchers say that if their belief is confirmed in the future, the novel coronavirus will be the first biological mechanism associated with the loss of nature.
According to the European research team, the mortality rate of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19 pandemic) is expected to be lower in countries where diets are rich in fermented vegetables. The research was published in the preprint server medRxiv*. People may add beneficial enzymes and bacteria to their intestine by consuming fermented foods as they are rich in probiotic bacteria. In early 2020, the researchers examined whether a fermented vegetables-rich diet could contribute to the COVID-19 mortality observed between countries.
Fermented foods help increase the health of gut bacteria and digestive system, as well as boost the immune system. The team found that the consumption of traditional fermented foods was higher in some countries with lower mortality. The researchers say that if their belief is confirmed in the future, the novel coronavirus will be the first biological mechanism associated with the loss of nature. According to the team, consumption of less fermented food and significant changes in the microbiome due to modern life may increase the severity or spread of the novel coronavirus. During this research, the team considered all the variables and found that only fermented foods have a major impact on mortality.
According to the new research, each gram increase in average nationwide fermented vegetable consumption per day, the risk of the COVID-19 mortality was reduced by 35.4%. In some European countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, the mortality rate was high compared to the Balkans (a geographic area in Southeast Europe) and some Nordic countries. Similar disparities have also been seen around the world. The novel coronavirus has made its way to almost every corner of the world and has infected millions of individuals across the globe. However, the research paper is a preliminary report and should not be regarded as established or conclusive or information.