Prevention strategies for this one virus are also true for most viruses, bacteria, and illnesses like heart disease and cancer. A nutrient-rich diet, balanced gut health, and a lifestyle that lowers inflammation and stress are powerful ways to optimize the body’s natural immune system.
Insulin is the fat storage hormone. The more you consume processed sugars and starches, the more insulin will be produced and the more you will want to eat. In addition, the more you consume in one setting, the more likely that large amounts of insulin will be released to counteract glucose. The end result is typically increased body fat accumulation, often around the mid-section, known as a “muffin top.”