What motivated us in developing this diet was the potential to help millions, if not billions make better food choices that minimizes their risk of getting seriously ill or helps their recovery.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) June 05, 2020
Edamam, a leading provider of nutrition data solutions, announced today the launch of an immunity supporting diet and recipe recommender tailored to answer two questions: 1) What can I eat to potentially reduce susceptibility against COVID-19? 2) If I were to contract the infection, what might I eat in order to improve my chances of speedy recovery?
The company partnered with leading nutrition expert, Deanna Minich, PhD, who has recently served on three different COVID-19 task forces as a nutrition expert, including the American Nutrition Association taskforce for personalized nutrition and COVID-19, to create a science-backed, nutrient-driven approach to a diet that helps people deal better with viral infections. Edamam also leveraged the work of its existing partner Personal Remedies on specific foods that that support such diet. These raw ingredients were used by Edamam to apply against its large database of recipes and create a curated set of recipes that fit the scientific criteria.
To learn more about the diet, the people and organizations behind it and to try it as a recipe search, please visit https://www.edamam.com/covid-19/.
“What motivated us in developing this diet was the potential to help millions, if not billions make better food choices that minimizes their risk of getting seriously ill or helps their recovery,” commented Victor Penev, Edamam’s CEO and Founder. “We wanted to give people something actionable, like recipes, instead of pointing them to nutrients or even ingredients.”
Edamam intends to offer for free this diet and the associated recipe recommender to its existing and new partners and clients, including The New York Times, Microsoft, Anthem, The Food Network and many more.
“I welcomed the opportunity to partner with Edamam as I saw the significant positive impact we could create together by combining my years in the scientific field and Edamam’s technology”, shared Deanna Minich, PhD.
Edamam will offer initially its service as white label solutions to existing clients, but intends to open it up soon thereafter to developers and people using its recipe search engine.
“We are delighted to join forces with Edamam to expand access to our evidence-based information and provide the much needed guidance on how to improve the diet and health of our nation in the middle of this crisis,” added Katya Tsaioun, PhD, Chief Scientific Advisor at Personal Remedies.
Edamam, Deanna Minich and Personal Remedies make no claims that the jointly developed diet is a treatment for COVID-19. The diet has not been approved or sanctioned by the CDC, the FDA or any government organization.
Edamam organizes the world’s food knowledge and provides nutrition data services and value-added solutions to health, wellness and food businesses. Using a proprietary semantic technology platform, it delivers real-time nutrition analysis and diet recommendations via APIs. Edamam’s technology helps customers answer for their clients the perennial question: “What should I eat?”
Edamam’s partners and clients include Nestle, Amazon, The Food Network, The New York Times, Microsoft and Barilla.
For more information, please visit http://www.edamam.com or developer.edamam.com.
About Personal Remedies
Personal Remedies (http://www.personalremedies.com) is empowering patients with chronic illnesses to take control of their health. Its cognitive system provides science-based, fully-automated and personalized dietary guidance taking into account an individual’s multiple chronic illnesses, allergies and medications, serving as the world’s first e-dietitian. Organizations can access its largest food-disease interaction knowledgebase via an API. Personal Remedies is a StartUp Health company and member of Covid-19 Healthcare Coalition.