I've seen about the internet, people in various diet tribes pushing specific diets and supplements to prevent Covid-19 from getting you. The fact is no diet, supplement or nutrient will (likely) save you. But the fact is those most at risk are people who made a lifetime of bad dietary and lifestyle choices. Metabolic disease (obesity, visceral fat, and diabetes), CVD, hypertension, and smoking are all underlying health/lifestyle problems or comorbidities that increase mortality if you become infected with SARS-COV-2. While there may not be anything that you can do in the near term to flatten the curve via diet and lifestyle, long term you can help reduce you exposure to diseases like this by making mindful choices. Reducing junk carbohydrates and junk fats, eating real nutrient dense food and learning to cook for yourself are all great ways to make yourself healthier and more resistant to disease. Both metabolic and infectious.
Hmm... No. Both the photo and title are misleading. Visceral fat isn't the same as subcutaneous fat, which while not pretty, is relatively harmless provided it isn't excessive. Visceral fat on the other hand is fairly dangerous as it surrounds your organs and is a sign of metabolic disease and insulin resistance. The reseason visceral fat may be so dangerous vs subcutaneous fat is a regulartory molecule called TRIP-Br2. TRIP-Br2 is not found in subcutaneous adipose tissue. Oddly enough, TRIP-Br2 appears to block or prevent normal lipolysis. So, if you have lots of visceral fat, you might not be able to lose weight normally. This may explain why many people struggle with the viscous cycle of failure. Insulin resistance, inability to lose fat, and so on, are all tied together. This may also be why diets like keto (insignificant carb), carnivore (0 carb), low carb (<20% of your calories from quality carbs) work for people when the standard diets don't, even thou