Vitamins, zinc or turmeric can boost the immune system. The world population has become aware of this and is relying on these substances to cope with Covid-19.
Vitamin, an ally against coronavirus
Google Trends has produced a report that shows that the world’s population has adapted its food choices in response to the pandemic. They have understood that consuming vitamins to strengthen the immune system makes it easier to fight the virus. Data collected between June 1, 2019 and April 27, 2020 show a clear link between increased vitamin consumption and the spread of the virus. Consumers around the world are choosing their nutrient-enriched ingredients and have adapted their diets to cope with the virus.
There is a strong increase in the intake of vitamins E, C, D, A and B but also zinc, coffee, ginger, selenium, garlic and turmeric. These intakes differ in different parts of the world. In Europe, the population has chosen to cope with illness by including foods rich in vitamin D. Conversely, Asians (Filipinos, Malaysians, Indonesians) as well as Middle Easterners and Africans prefer vitamin C. South Americans and the Caribbean population have chosen zinc and also eat garlic and turmeric like Africans.