As you may have heard, the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine in America has been slow. But if you are one of the fortunate ones to have gotten vaccinated or plan to get vaccinated soon, then you might want to read the results from a new study out of Ohio State University.
In the study, researchers reviewed 49 vaccine studies in humans from the past 30 years that show how different conditions impact the body’s immune system. What they found was that stress, depression, and unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking can negatively affect the body’s immune response when exposed to a vaccination.
Inversely, the researchers found that making smart lifestyle choices such as eating a plant-based diet can boost your body’s immune response to a vaccine. In other words, healthy habits can make a vaccine more effective for you.
Although more research must be done to replicate these findings with regard to the new coronavirus vaccine, it’s well-known that a whole-food, plant-based diet can help enhance immunity to viruses. That is thanks to the antioxidants and high-fiber count that come with a whole food plant-based diet, which helps to create a better host system to welcome the new antibodies into your immune system.
Stay healthy folks!