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Diet Tribes Won't Save You From COVID-19 But That Doesn't Mean Your Diet Won't Kill You

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.

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