Coronavirus myth busted: While eating chicken and eggs does not cause coronavirus infection, they help boost your immune system.
One of the main industries that suffered during the novel coronavirus in India is the poultry industry. The rumor of coronavirus getting transmitted from chickens has led to a 30% decline in chicken consumption and a big drop in prices.
The chief of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) debunked such rumors and said, “There is a misconception that coronavirus will spread through chicken, mutton and seafood. There is nothing like that. It is scientifically not proven.” “I am a scientist; I will not buy this argument”.
Chicken and Eggs are a great source of protein and along with various other essential nutrients like Vitamin A, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B, Cobalamin and Magnesium and folate. They are also high in Vitamin D which helps remove free radicals and fights off respiratory tract infections.
Chicken and Eggs have high selenium: 22% of the daily recommended value, this helps in improving the immune response of the body. You can boost your immune system by adding chicken and eggs in your daily diet and have a healthy and balanced meal full of nutrients during the pandemic.