03/25/20 Stay home and eat fruits and vegetables
Animal Friends offer tips on how to build an immune system that is stronger and more resistant to pathogens
- We can use vegan food to empower our bodies to fight the coronavirus
At a time when the most important tool in protecting the health and life of ourselves and others is the mantra "Stay home", Animal Friends are pointing out the importance of plant-based nutrition. "We are forced to be in our homes and to move less while taking care of our health. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and other plant-based foods raise our immunity and strengthen our bodies to protect us against viruses and, in the case of illness, to recover more easily”, the organization said. They call for everyone to show responsibility and care for one another by following the prescribed safeguards and protecting their health through a vegan diet.
They state that a balanced and varied plant-based diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds is the key to a healthy and long-lasting life. "If we want to protect ourselves against the coronavirus, we have to keep in mind that plant foods are rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals that protect us from various diseases, while meat, eggs, and milk increase mucus production, making it difficult for white blood cells to protect the body from the harmful effects of microorganisms.", Animal Friends said. They add that by consuming plant foods, we build strong immunity that copes with viral and bacterial infections more easily, while also creating the body's resistance to various diseases and hydrating the body, which is now more needed than ever!
"Right now It is important for all of us to have a strong immune system, which is achieved by consuming as many fruits and vegetables, that is, a plant-based diet," said Animal Friends, adding: "If we are already diagnosed with a disease, eating plant-based foods will make us feel better and stronger and will help us heal faster. If we have the flu or a cold, a variety of vegan meals will be a great source of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that will help us to heal and recover faster.”
The benefits of a plant-based diet are numerous. In addition to being a non-violent and ethically sound diet, it has been scientifically proven to prevent the development and occurrence of many diseases. In his book The Chinese Study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell outlines the results of more than 750 studies that found that animal protein consumption contributes to the development of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular illness, and many other diseases. A respected nutritionist and scientist, Dr. Neal Barnard, notes that nutritionists way back in the 1950s have found that plant foods contain an abundance of healthy proteins that help our immune system produce antibodies and regulate blood sugar and fat metabolism. These proteins are also important for creating energy, rebuilding our bodies and tissue repair.
It is a well-known statement by Einstein that nothing can bring as much benefit to human health and increase the chances of survival on Earth as a transition to a vegan diet. "This coronavirus pandemic tells us that it's time for all of us to become vegans and consume plant-derived products daily as to create strong immunity that is not susceptible to disease, while preventing the emergence of new, more potent viruses that result from breeding animals for food," Animal Friends conclude.
They invite everyone to sign up for the Vegan Challenge through the application form at www.veganopolis.net and for the next 30 days, they will have a chance to learn about veganism and to try recipes for delicious, healthy and varied vegan meals.