Let’s not beat around the bush; obesity has so many health challenges that to pretend it is does not increase the risk of likely hospitalization, and even death, when testing positive with COVID-19 is downright foolish. In a word.. it’s deadly.
There is evidence surfacing that the health issues that are a direct result of obesity are the underlying causes for those who die from COVID-19. Underlying causes like heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure are more common among those who carry excess weight.
Yet, it’s not as easy as simply losing weight. It’s about healthy lifestyle choices based on what we eat, drink and how much movement we get.
One of the best diet choices, in light of the current situation, is a WFPB (whole food plant-based) diet.
When you eat 100% WFPB you can literally watch excess (and very unhealthy) weight melt away. And, in light of the fact that obesity is one of the greatest risks for complications with COVID-19, doesn’t it make sense that there should be more information available to people about truly healthy eating with a plant-based protocol.
There are a few primary reasons people are not changing their eating habits. 1) They don’t know how much their eating impacts their health. 2) If they do know, they don’t want to be inconvenienced to give up the unhealthy foods. 3) They are very misguided as to what’s truly healthy.
The Dangers of Dairy and Fad Diets
I cringe when I see people posting recipes that have lots of cheese and animal products laden with fat marbled throughout. For example, with the KETO diet, it is a short term fix to a long term problem and creates more health problems by someone eating cheese and bacon and other saturated fatty foods.
Eating foods that contain saturated fats raises the level of cholesterol in your blood. High levels of LDL cholesterol in your blood increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.https://nypost.com/2020/03/26/obesity-increases-risk-for-coronavirus-complications-report/
What foods contain saturated fat?
Saturated fats occur naturally in many foods. The majority come mainly from animal sources, including meat and dairy products.Examples of foods with saturated fat are:
- fatty beef,
- poultry with skin,
- beef fat (tallow),
- lard and cream,
- cheese and
- other dairy products made from whole or reduced-fat (2 percent) milk.
Do yourself a favor. If you’re concerned about minimizing your health risks get rid of the animal products. Factory farming is where 95% (or more) of animal products come from. https://sentientmedia.org/ominous-links-between-covid-19-and-industrial-animal-farming/This is no time to mess around with your health.
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The China Study by Dr. Colin Campbell